10.31pm Just very briefly, you thought that the revised target might be a few too many runs for Patriots, but credit to them.. they didn't allow themselves to get daunted. They came out swinging freely - your only option in such a situation - and have reaped the rewards for some bold and fearless batting. Tallawahs had a hard time gripping the ball after the rain, and Patriots took full toll of that. Fifty-three in 4.3 overs, and they hardly broke a sweat, knocking the runs off with five balls to spare. Such is the power of modern-day T20 batting. Patriots deserving winners and qualify for the playoffs of the 2018 CPL.

"Happy that I contributed to the team," says Mahmudullah. "I was trying to watch the ball and hit it. We would like to win another game and keep the momentum with ourselves."

Umair: "Yay! The men in green, black, and yellow beat the men in green, black, and, uh, yellow... Who designed these kits?" The men in every colour in the book.. I'm guessing they call themselves "The Multi-Coloured Parrots".

Rassie van der Dussen is Man of the Match. "It was pressure. Even last night was very dry," he says. "I think because of the mositure, the ball skidded on nicely. We spoke last night as a team that we haven't clicked yet. If we can get it right on the day, we can beat anyone."

Right then, that is all we have from this game. we hope you enjoyed our coverage today. The tournament enters its most exciting phase now, and very shortly, before we know it, knockout fever will be upon us. Catch you then. Until then, goodbye and thanks for your time.

10.1
2
Powell to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, full toss, the fielders are all inside, and that means Mahmudullah can take the liberty to go aerial and slap it uppishly over the cover region

Patriots two runs away from a playoff berth. And they have a full over to get them in.

END OF OVER:
10 | 14 Runs | STKNP: 116/3 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 11.60, RRR: 2.00)

  • Mahmudullah26 (10b)
  • HE van der Dussen45 (24b)
  • A Zampa2-0-18-1
  • O Thomas3-0-32-1
9.6
1
Zampa to Mahmudullah, 1 run, advances down the ground and drills to long-off
9.5
2
Zampa to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short, wide, cut away for a brace
9.4
3
Zampa to van der Dussen, 3 runs, low full toss, reverse-swept through point, sweeper cover runs across and dives in front of the boundary. Has he made contact with the ball? The foot brushed against the rope but that was not when he was making contact with the ball. He then slips and stumbles and falls over the ball but the feet are inside
9.3
1
Zampa to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets down for a big slog and gets it away to deep midwicket off the inside part of the bat
9.2
6
Zampa to Mahmudullah, SIX runs, pitched up on middle and leg, picks the trajectory early to back away and gets in position before going inside-out over extra cover
9.1
1
Zampa to van der Dussen, 1 run, advances down the ground and punches powerfully to long-on

Zampa to bowl; Patriots need 16 to qualify.

END OF OVER:
9 | 27 Runs | STKNP: 102/3 (16 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 11.33, RRR: 8.00)

  • Mahmudullah16 (6b)
  • HE van der Dussen41 (22b)
  • O Thomas3-0-32-1
  • A Zampa1-0-4-1
8.6
6
Thomas to Mahmudullah, SIX runs, oh yes! That's a mighty blow. Short of a length, sitting up nicely on middle, backs away to allow for the extension of the arms and carts a pull over deep midwicket. Huge, huge over. Game within their grasp now for Patriots.

Where will the last one go?

8.5
4
Thomas to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, now he deliberately opens the face of his bat to a wide fuller ball and works it fine of short third man
8.4
4
Thomas to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, swings hard at a fuller ball and gets a thick leading edge as he closes the face early that runs away past third man
8.3
1
Thomas to van der Dussen, 1 run, short, wide, slapped to sweeper cover
8.2
6
Thomas to van der Dussen, SIX runs, walks across towards off and helpfully gets a fuller ball that's been whacked over cow corner
8.1
6
Thomas to van der Dussen, SIX runs, short of a length, angling into him, walks across and heaves it over deep backward square leg

END OF OVER:
8 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | STKNP: 75/3 (43 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.37, RRR: 14.33)

  • HE van der Dussen28 (19b)
  • Mahmudullah2 (3b)
  • A Zampa1-0-4-1
  • K Santokie2-0-27-1
7.6
1
Zampa to van der Dussen, 1 run, full, clipped off the pads wide of long-on

Patriots 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18CH GayleE Lewis
2nd53CH GayleHE van der Dussen
3rd0BCJ CuttingHE van der Dussen
4th47MahmudullahHE van der Dussen