Ten Doeschate blitz gives Otago easy win over Kandurata
Ryan ten Doeschate blasted a breezy fifty and claimed two wickets as Otago Volts outclassed Kandurata Maroons by six wickets in the Qualifier 3 match of the Champions League T20, in Mohali, on Wednesday.
The Dutchman slammed 64 from 32 balls as Otago cruised to 157 for four in 18 overs in reply to Kandurata's 154 for nine.
Image: Ryan ten Doeschate
CLT20 PHOTOS: Butler puts Otago in charge
Earlier, Otago Volts pacer Ian Butler took three wickets to restrict Kandurata Maroons to 154 for nine in their 20 overs.
Butler took three for 21 in four overs, including the wickets of Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva and Kaushal Lokuarachchi, as Otago pulled back things in the last few overs.
Image: Ian Butler celebrates after getting the wicket of Chamara Silva
Jayasuriya fails again
Kandurata opener Shehan Jayasuriya failed yet again as he was bowled by James McMillan for 13.
The Sri Lankan side struggled to get going at the start of their innings, scoring just 25 for one in the first six overs.
Kumar Sangakkara also didn't contribute much with the bat before he was caught by Ryan ten Doeschate off James Neesham for 13.
Image: James McMillan celebrates after taking the wicket of Shehan Jayasuriya
Tharanga's half-century rallies Kandurata
Upul Tharanga rescued Kandurata with a quick half-century as wickets kept falling at the other end.
The left-hander slammed 76 from 56 balls, inclusive of six fours and three sixes, as Kandurata recovered from a poor start to reach 95 for two after 12 overs.
Image: Upul Tharanga
Kandurata struggle in the final overs
Ryan ten Doeschate triggered a mini collapse in the final few overs, claiming two wickets in successive overs, those of Dilhara Lokuhettige (15) and Lahiru Thirimanne (6).
Kandurata lost five wickets for 20 runs in the space of 21 balls and slipped from a comfortable 134 for four to a modest 154 for nine in their 20 overs.
Image: Ryan ten Doeschate (centre) celebrates with Otago Volts team mates after getting the wicket of Dilhara Lokuhettige
Otago off to a good start
Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom gave Otago Volts a good start before the former was dismissed by off-spinner Suraj Randiv.
Rutherford hit a quick 20 from 15 balls, while Broom scored 25 from 26 balls to lift their side in the early overs.
Image: Suraj Randiv
Brendon McCullum falls for eight
Otago captain Brendon McCullum scored just eight before he was stumped off Dilhara Lokuhettige as the Kiwi side was reduced to 45 for 2 in the eighth over.
Image: Otago Volts captain Brendon McCullum attempts to play the reverse sweep
Ten Doeschate's counter-attack stuns Kandurata
Ryan ten Doeschate came out all guns blazing and launched a fierce counter-attack to leave the Kandurata bowlers stunned.
Otago faced a stiff task, as they needed 93 from 10 overs for victory, but ten Doeschate changed the script with his superb attacking batting.
He started off by hitting Lokuarachchi for three sixes in a row in the 11th over and then slammed Ajantha Mendis for another maximum in the 15th over. He raced to his half-century from just 26 balls as he smashed Kulasekara for a boundary through the covers.
The Otago all-rounder was dismissed after a splendid innings of 64 from 32 balls, having hit two fours and five sixes, when he was brilliantly caught by Kulsekara at deep mid-wicket.
James Neesham was unbeaten on 32 from 19 balls, as Otago raced to 157 for four in 18 overs and won by six wickets, with two overs to spare.
Image: Ryan ten Doeschate