Cape Cobras, runner-up in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, faced one of the worst defeat in their opening match when the Northern Knights blew them a hard ball to face with. Never did any South african team faced such a bashing in the match that saw them fail both in the fielding and catching.
Hobart Hurricanes who were beaten by hosts in their tournament opener, couldn’t finish things off as Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey and Thisara Perera helped Kings XI Punjab fight back to eventually register a convincing five-wicket win.
Where to Watch Live
Match 5 of the CLT20 2014 will begin at 8 pm IST (3.30 pm BST, 10.30 am ET) Saturday September 20, 2014 with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 (in Hindi) and Star Sports HD1 in India while the live telecast will be available on ESPN in the US, Caribbean & South America.
1. SKY TV – New Zealand
2. Star Cricket — Southeast Asia
3. Astro – Malaysia
4. Star Sports – South Asia
5. Gazi TV – Bangladesh
6. PTV – Pakistan
7. OSN – Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region
8. Supersport – Sub Saharan Africa
9. Eurosport – UK & Europe
10. ESPN – USA, Caribbean & South America
11. Sportsnet – Canada
12. www.starsports.com – Rest of the World
Online Free Live Streaming Info:
The free livestreaming online of the second match can accessed on Starsports HERE. Those in the UK and Europe can see it on Eurosport, while they can watch it online through a live stream HERE. In the US, ESPN will provide live telecast while the option for live streaming is available HERE.
Those in Canada can watch the match on Sportsnet or online HERE. Middle East and North Africa viewers can click HERE, while the match will be available live online in South Africa and Sub Saharan region HERE. Rest of the world fans can access the game free online HERE.
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One would not be out of place to expect Hashim Amla to get among the runs – even if this happens to be a format he is not totally comfortable in. The modern-day run-machine has the temperament and the shots in the book to succeed whatever the format. Richard Levi (who holds the record for scoring the fastest century in T20 Internationals), together with skipper Justin Ontong and Justin Kemp, are the others who will be expected to shoulder a significant portion of the responsibility on the batting front.
On the bowling front, Vernon Philander and Charl Langeveldt – the Cobras’ strike bowlers – will be expected to provide breakthroughs every time they are thrown the ball so the left-arm spinner Robin Peterson and the rest of the attack can focus on keeping things quiet in the middle overs.
Hobart Hurricanes will realize they need to be more enterprising with the bat in the early overs. The onus will be on skipper Tim Paine and Ben Dunk to set the pace at the start of the innings so stroke-makers like Aiden Blizzard and Travis Birt can play freely.
The left-arm quick Doug Bollinger, and Ben Hilfenhaus (who can be very irritating to batsmen with his nagging just outside the off-stump line), are sure to trouble the Cobras batsmen upfront.
The names of Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus feature prominently in the list of the fastest deliveries bowled in the main draw of the Oppo CLT20 2014.
Prediction: Cape Cobras may face defeat as Hobart Hurricanes are keen to make a win in the match today.
Cape Cobras: Justin Ontong (C), Hashim Amla, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas (W), Sybrand Engelbrecht.
Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine (C) (W), Jonathan Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dominic Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik.