New South Wales Blues edged out Trinidad and Tobago in the Super Over following a tie to record their first win in two matches of the Champions League T20 tournament here yesterday.
Blues celebrate their win. Pic/AFP
Batting first, Trinidad and Tobago managed 139 for six in their 20 overs while Blues, courtesy a 16-run final over, responded with 139 for eight to tie the match. In the Super Over, Blues plundered 18 runs as against 15 by Trinidad and Tobago who thus slid to their second successive defeat.
An early flurry of boundaries seemed to set up the Blues innings with openers Shane Watson and David Warner getting a move on. However, leg-spinner Sunil Narine struck a telling blow by having Watson caught in the deep.
With the ball keeping low, the situation demanded sensible batting, but Warner and then Daniel Smith fell attempting the cut shot against off-spinner Sherwin Ganga to be bowled as the Blues slid to 72 for three.
Ganga struck again as Steven Smith skied a catch for Simmons to take and Blues slid deeper into trouble with Ben Rohrer too departing soon after.
It left Blues to get 37 to get in the last three overs with skipper Simon Katich still at the crease. But the captain failed to deliver as he fell victim to seamer Ravi Rampaul.