Cricket News: Batting in T20 matches is more about magic. Those days are gone. Now
Cricket News: Batting in T20 matches is more about magic. Those days are gone. Now the realm of bowlers is running. Whatever the format, if the bowlers realize it, the war will be one-sided. An example of this is this match. The 34-year-old bowler took 5 wickets for just 19 runs to give the team an easy victory. He’s not right arm bowler Seth Rance. In the Super Smash League he showed the dots to the opposing players with his devastating bowling.
Central Districts, who batted first in the match between Central Districts and Otago, scored 180 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs. Greg Hay top-scored for Central District with 76 off 55 balls. Apart from this wicketkeeper Dane Cleaver scored 45 while captain Tom Bruce played an unbeaten 26 off 15 balls. Now Otago has set a 181-run victory target. But Central District bowler Seth Rance threw the ball with lightning speed from the start. As a result the Otago team found it difficult to play the full 20 overs.
The team lost by 58 runs with 19 balls to spare in just 16.5 overs. All out for 127. In 3.5 overs, Seth Rance sent 5 batsmen to the pavilion for 19 runs. 4 of these 5 wickets belong to the Otago Top Order. Seth Rance took 5 wickets for the first time in his T20 career. He had earlier taken 90 wickets in 76 T20s, of which he took 4 wickets twice.