Somerset book CLT20 semi-final berth

Somerset made a remarkable fightback with a superb bowling show after Craig Kieswetter shone with the bat as they defeated Warriors by 12 runs to qualify for the semifinals in the Champions League Twenty20 on Wednesday.

updated: October 05, 2011 20:48 IST
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Bangalore: Somerset's captain Alfonso Thomas bowled two strangling spells to ensure his side beat Warriors and qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20. Warriors' loss meant their net run-rate fell below that of Royal Challengers Bangalore and they became the second South African team, after Cape Cobras, to bow out of the tournament in two days.


Ironically, it was the performance of three South Africa-born players that contributed most to Somerset's victory. Thomas' 2 for 16, Craig Kieswetter's unbeaten 56 and Roelof van der Merwe's all-round effort closed the door on Warriors.

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