Centurion: Chevrolet Warriors stormed their way past South Australia Redbacks by 30 runs to book their place in the finals of the Champions League T20, 2010.
Batting first the Warriors posted a challenging score of 175/6 in their alloted 20 overs and then restricted the Redbacks to 145 for seven.
Skipper Davy Jocobs led from the front for the Warriors with an inspirational half century batting upfront. Inspite of a bad start early on in their innings, Jacobs kept his head and shared a solid stand of 104 for the second wicket with Colin Ingram(46).
Jacob struck 61 runs off 41 balls which included 10 boundaries and a six, while Ingram struck 46 runs which included three fours and a six.
Mark Boucher chipped in with 25 runs down the order, while Nicky Boje hit a quick-fire 22 off just 7 balls to help Warriors past 170-run mark.
For the Redbacks, Daniel Harris was superb with his line and length conceding just 18 runs in his four overs and picking up three vital wickets. Cullen Bailey was impressive as well picking up a wicket and conceding 28 runs in his spell of four overs.
In the second half of play, the Redbacks got off to a terrible start losing wickets early on. Callum Ferguson scored a valiant 71 off just 49 balls but his effort was never enough to take to the Redbacks home past the Warriors total.
For the Warriors bowling, Lonwabo Tsotsobe was outstanding picking two vital wickets of openers Michael Klinger and Daniel Harris. He conceded just 16 runs his four overs. The early strike helped the Warriors and put them in a commanding position and win the match eventually.
The Warriors will now face Chennai Super Kings in the finals. They will be hoping to avenge their defeat against the team from Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings Vs Chevrolet Warriors - Scorecard
Chevrolet Warriors innings(20 overs maximum) :DJ Jacobs-61, AG Prince-0, CA Ingram-46, MV Boucher-25, CA Thyssen-1, J Botha-6, JP Kreusch-7, N Boje-22, Extras-7, Total-175
South Australia innings(target: 176 runs from 20 overs) : DJ Harris-8, M Klinger-13, GA Manou-8, CJ Ferguson-71, CJ Borgas-10, DT Christian-19, TLW Cooper-6, AW O'Brien-1, Extras-9, Total-145
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