The wait to witness a super over in the CLT20 has ended. The match between Cape Cobras and Barbados Tridents went down as tie resulting in super over to decide the result of the game in which Cobras won by their innovative thinking.
After winning the toss, Cobras decided to chase by putting Tridents into bat. Their decision looked like a good one with Dowrich and Reifer getting cheaply letting them down for 7 for 2. But an attacking stand from Munaweera along with Carter put pressure on opposition. They shared a stand of 75 off 52 before the Sri Lankan departed for a quick fire 42 off 21. But Carter continued to score without caring the wickets been lost at other end. He brought up his fifty of 40 balls and soon the hundred of just 64 balls. His century had a huge helping hand to his team, who managed to put on a total of 174 for 8.
Chasing 175 to win, Cobras were off to a flyer, exclusively due to a 18 ball-39 who smashed Holder’s over for 36 runs. The openers put on 56 off just 29 balls setting up for a easy chase. Amla kept the scoreboard ticking but Mendis’ entry in 11th over for Tridents, changed the course of the game. He picked up wickets of set batsmen Ramela and Amla and also seen the set back of Peterson and Vilas in his final over. This change brought down the equation to 32 from 3 overs but thanks to Hosein’s over which produced 10 from last two balls bringing the equation down to 18 from 12. Some brilliant bowling in the penultimate over from Rampual once again changed the game towards the Tridents as he managed to concede just 5 runs in it. Engelbrecht, the young Cape Cobra was on the strike against the opposition’s Captain, Emrit to score 13 off the over. He managed to score 6 from first three with a boundary in it and managed to pull twos twice making the match exciting with 3 needing of last ball. Engelbrecht managed to hit the last ball towards mid wicket and ran towards the second and the keeper Dowrich’s mess sent the game into super over.
Rampaul bowled the Super over for Tridents against Cobras’ Levi and Vilas, who managed to score 11 which included a boundary and a couple of twos.
Later, interestingly Engelbrecht was asked to bowl by their captain Amla after he was economical with the ball during first innings. But he gave 6 runs in first three balls with a boundary in it. But came back well to pick wicket of Munaweera and asking Tridents to score at least 3 (actually 4 runs but even the super over tied, tridents will be winning on basis of more boundaries) runs from last ball but Carter misjudged full toss from Engelbrecht which resulted in just two runs as Cobras took away the game.
Cape Cobras: 174 for 5 in 20.0 overs (SA Yadav 43*, MK Pandey 24; BMAJ Mendis 4/27, AJ Hosein 1/31) tied with Barbados Tridents: 174 for 8 in 20.0 overs (JL Carter 111*, EMDY Munaweera 42; SA Engelbrecht 2/24, CK Langeveldt 2/29) and won in super Over by one run
Super Over Scorecard:
Cape Cobras: 11/0 – (Vilas 9*, Levi 1*). Super Over: 1lb, 4, 2, 2, 1, 1.
Barbados Tridents: 10/1 – (Carter 9*, Munaweera 1). Super Over: 1, 4, 1, Wkt, 2, 2.