Somerset beat Warriors by 12 runs in a virtual quarterfinal to book their berth into the semifinals.
Bangalore: Somerset beat Warriors by 12 runs in a virtual quarterfinal to book their berth into the semifinals. Alonso, Kirby and Kartik picked two wickets a each. Kieswetter scored a brilliant half-century to post 146 on the board.
20th over: Somerset have made it to the semifinals. All-round display meant that they will top their group. Needing 21 to win from the last over, van der Merwe bowled beautifully and got a wicket off the second ball and couple of dot balls meant that Somerset beat 12 runs.
18th over: Brillaint over for the Warriors. Classy boundary by Nicky Boje and one huge six by Craig Thyssen helped the South African said to score 14 runs from the over. 23 needed to win from 12 balls.
16th over: Another one gone, two wickets in two overs. Trouble time for Warriors. Kelly Smuts the man to go with Murali Kartik picking up the important wicket.
15th over: Johan Both falls for 9. Trouble for Warriors as Somerset closes in. They have put the break on run rate and are picking wickets in regular intervals.
13th over: ANotherw wicket. Brilliant bowling by Murali Kartik as his quicker one does the trick this time. Dangerous Smuts mistimed the shot and a top edge lobbed to point where Suppiah completed a simple catch. Just five runs came from the over.
12th over: Adam Dibble finally gets rid off Colin Ingram. A very good over with just five runs and a key wicket in it. Warriors are 82/2 with 65 needed of 48 balls to win it.
11th over: Pretty decent over by van der Merwe, just six came from it. Warriors are 77 for 1. Match is evenly poised at this stage and anything can happen. Warriors have a slight advantage as they have nine wickets in hand.
9th over: Another big over for Warriors, eleven runs came off it which included one wonderful six by Colin Ingram off Murali Kartik. Somerset need a wicket or two quickly as Warriors at the moment are running away with the game.
8th over: After eight overs, Warriors are 56/1. Both Smuts and Ingram are playing watchfully with least risk. Eight runs came from the over.
5th over: Big over for the Warriors, R van der Merwe was introduced by the Somerset but Colin Ingram welcomed him with a huge six that was followed by a boundary. Twelve runs came of the over.
4th over: First blow for the Warriors as Ashwell Prince perishes after scoring 10. Alfonso Thomas picks up his first wicket. Prince danced down the track but had to wait for a moment for the ball to come on before going for the shot over covers, ended up hitting it weakly towards the man in the ring.
3rd over: Good over for Warriors, thirteen runs came from the over with Smuts hitting two boundaries and Prince getting one. Warriors are 24/0 after three overs.
1st over: Five runs came from the first over with last ball producing a boundary to the third man. Prince superbly played as he knew third man was inside the circle and anythin passed that man will mean a sure boundary and exactly that happened.
20th over: Kieswetter powered Somereset to a fighting total of 146/4. Kieswetter was the top scorer with 56 from 52 deliveries. Somerset need to win this match if they want to qualify for the semi-finals.
18th over: Its 129/3 after 18 overs. Last ball of Lonwabo Tsotsobe went for a six off the mid wicket by Kieswetter who moves to 49 from 47 balls.
16th over: Buttler are dealing in sixes at the moment. He gave another one a Full Monty. Eleven runs came from this one. Somerset are 110/3 after 16 overs.
15th over: Another nine run from the over that included a huge six of Nicky Boje that went out of the stadium. Buttler danced down the wicket and smashed the living day-lights of the ball and it went way over long off.
14th over: Good over for Somerset, nine came form the over that included a huge six by Kieswetter off the bowling of Johan Botha. Somerset are 90/3 after 14 overs.
12th over: Big wicket for Warriors, Hildreth goes after scoring 21. Hildreth is a good player of the sweep and the reverse sweep, but he has played one too many of those and perished trying another one.
11th over: Another descent over by Warriors. Just seven came from the over.
9th over: Seven runs came from the over, Warriors have pulled the run rate back a bit. Kieswetter and Hildreth are on the crease. It's a must win match for Somerset.
6th over: Big wicket for Warriors, Smuts gets rid off dangerous R van der Merwe, who scored 32 from 16 balls. He perished playing an ugly shot, already had two consecutive boundaries to his name in previous deliveries, he tried to give it full swing but was caught on the mid on.
4th over: Roelof van der Merwe (23*) has been in form too, and he displays that with three boundaries and a six. In fact, Tsotsobe's third over costs 17 runs while JJ Smuts concedes 8 off the fourth as Somerset reach 38/1.
2nd over: Good response from Somerset as 13 runs come off the over from Wayne Parnell. Craig Kieswetter (12*) looks to have carried over his good form from England, and smashes three fours to get the English champions off the mark.
1st over: Success for the Warriors in the very first over and a big blow for Somerset! The in-form Peter Trego is out for a duck, caught by Athenkosi Dyili off Lonwabo Tsotsobe. Dyili, playing in place of injured wicket-keeper Mark Boucher, passes his first test.
Somerset skipper Alfonso Thomas won the toss and elected to bat in their Champions League Twenty20 match against the Warriors at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.
Warriors made one change to their playing eleven, with Mark Boucher left out due to an injury and replaced by Athenkosi Dyili.
Somerset also brought in Adam Dibble for Wednesday's match.
Warriors currently top Group A with four points, and even if they lose this match, they will still have a slim chance of reaching the semi-finals, thanks to the net-run rate they have in three matches they have played so far.
On the other hand, it will be important for the Somerset to win the game to have any chance of entering the last-four.
Somerset: Craig Kieswetter(w), Peter Trego, Roelof van der Merwe, James Hildreth, Jos Buttler, Nick Compton, Arul Suppiah, Alfonso Thomas(c), Adam Dibble, Steve Kirby, Murali Kartik
Warriors: JJ Smuts, Ashwell Prince, Colin Ingram, Craig Thyssen, Kelly Smuts, Athenkosi Ziphozihle Madoda Dyili(w), Johan Botha(c), Nicky Boje, Wayne Parnell, Juan Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe