Champions League T20: Rampant Otago Volts push Kandurata Maroons towards exit

Ryan ten Doeschate scored a fiery 32-ball 64 to help Otago Volts beat Kandurata Maroons by 6 wickets to inch closers to Champions League Twenty main draw.

updated: September 18, 2013 20:06 IST
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Otago Volts were willing to take a punt on Ryan ten Doeschate's availability for the qualifying phase of the Champions League. It was a gamble well worth it as the Netherlands allrounder sparkled with ball and bat against Kandurata Warriors at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday (September 18), all but securing Otago's place in the main draw of the competition with a comfortable six-wicket victory. (Scorecard | Commentary)

Overwhelmed by Sunrisers Hyderabad the previous day, Kandurata desperately needed to win to stay in the hunt. A hesitant start upon being put in by Brendon McCullum was just giving way to the potential of a healthy total with Upul Tharanga in full cry when ten Doeschate - released only on Tuesday by English county side Essex - arrived at the bowling crease with his excellent change of pace. (Highlights)

In two brilliant overs midway through the innings, ten Doeschate accounted for Dilhara Lokuhettige and Lahiru Thirimanne, finishing with exceptional figures of 2 for 9 from two overs. Ian Butler then struck thrice in his last over as Kandurata's designs of a total in excess of 170 lay in tatters. The Sri Lankan champions had to settle for 154 for 9. (Match in pics)

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