CLT20: Titans hold nerve against Brisbane Heat in see-saw encounter

Defending 123, Titans managed to keep calm nerves and deliver the knockout punch in the final over to register a 4-wicket win against Brisbane Heat. This is the lowest T20 total defended successfully at Mohali.

updated: September 24, 2013 21:18 IST
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It was always obvious that AB de Villiers held the key to the destination of this contest, but no one would have envisaged the dramatic manner in which events were to unfold after his dismissal at the PCA Stadium on Tuesday (September 24) evening.

De Villiers's run out after a bizarre yes-no with Farhaan Behardien triggered an extraordinary collapse for Titans in their Group B Champions League Twenty20 encounter against Brisbane Heat in a must-win game for both sides at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday (September 24) evening. (Highlights)

From the relative comfort of 107 for 4, the Titans plummeted to 123 all out, seemingly having thrown the game away, but there was more drama to follow, if that was possible. Morne Morkel and Marchant de Lange worked up extreme pace and were well assisted by Rowan Richards as Brisbane wilted under the heat despite the stubbornness of James Hopes, their captain. (Stats)

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