Match Details

CANT vs CS 7th Match, Super Smash 2022-23

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Central Stags won by 4 wickets 🏆
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J Clarkson Logo
J Clarkson Jersy
4s: 3
6s: 4
B Johnson Logo
B Johnson Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
W ORourke Logo
W ORourke Jersy



W ORourke

Econ: 5.68
17th Over:
= 23
18th Over:
= 16
Last Over:
= 10
This Over:
= 1
CSCS - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5068
10 Over 9884
15 Over 135134
CANTCANT - 1st Innings
6 Over 5548
10 Over 7781
15 Over 130125
20 Over 183186


Inn 1
Inn 2
That concludes the presentation and that also wraps up our coverage of the 7th fixture of the Super Smash 2022-23 between Central Stags and Canterbury Kings from Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. Megh Mandaliya here, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Tugral Azmi, and scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer.  Join us tomorrow for the 8th fixture between Central Stags and Northern Brave. See you there!
Tom Bruce (Central Stags Captain): "It was a total team effort. Today I was unable to connect the ball well with the bat but my work was completed by Josh Clarkson by playing a wonderful inning. Our bowlers also bowled very well and it was a complete team effort, due to which we won today's match and tomorrow also our game, this win was important for our momentum booster."
Cole McConchie (Canterbury Kings Captain): “Yes we were a little short on runs, the pitch was potentially holding a little as well. We kept on taking wickets throughout but Clarkson at the end changed the game around. Over the years we have seen some high-scoring games here and it just shows how close this competition is." 
Josh Clarkson (Player of the match): "I didn't think about how to take the innings forward and how not, I just played my natural game. The boundaries of this stadium are small so I just took full advantage of it in the last few overs and helped my team chase the target."

10:20 AM IST | After an agonizingly close defeat in their opening game, the Central Stags have pulled themselves back to defeat Canterbury Kings by 4 wickets.

In pursuit of a hefty total of 187, the Stags openers Greg Hay and Ben Smith started on an electrifying note by orchestrating 52 in the first five overs. Both the batters were maximizing on looseners early on and pushed the Kings on the backfoot before Ed Nuttall ceased the 58-run stay and aggregated two quick wickets. 

Ben Smith was the first man down for a quickfire 34(14), including 4 fours and 2 maximums followed by the wicket of Hay 21(20), who was playing the second-fiddle. The gloveman Dane Cleaver, and experienced Ross Taylor fostered a brief period of respite for Stags before Taylor 5(6) departed attempting a slog sweep. 

The pendulum was swinging in favor of Kings before the right-handed Cleaver alongside Josh Clarkson stitched 17 runs off the 14th over. Cleaver eventually constructed a much-needed 40(31) before departing but Clarkson continued the assault and captured 23 runs off Nuttall’s 17th over. 

The right-handed Clarkson flashed his pyrotechnic abilities and got his team over the line by accumulating 46(20), including 3 fours and 4 maximums. Doug Bracewell also chipped in with a crucial cameo of 16(8). As far as the Kings’ bowlers are cornered, Henry Shipley was the pick of the bowlers for them by clinching two wickets. Ed Nuttall also claimed 2 wickets but he conceded more than 50 runs in his stint.

Earlier in the day, after winning the flip and electing to bat first, Canterbury registered on 186/3  board. The in-form Chad Bowes started an early assault before his opening companion Matthew Boyle 0(4) departed in the last ball of the opening over.

Leo Carter eventually accumulated 88(63), with 10 fours and 2 maximums to his credit and Cam Fletcher also chipped in with 35(23) to take Canterbury past 180. Brett Randell spearheaded the bowling attack for Stags and attained the opening wicket of Boyle. Similarly, Raymond Toole and Lennox also chipped in with a wicket each.  

Stick around for the post-match presentation! 

19.1 W ORourke to J Clarkson
1 Angling into the leg stump line. Clarkson pulls that one to the deep mid-wicket region and steals a final run of the victory. Central Stags registered their maiden victory in Super Smash. Absolute dominating performance by Stags and won the game by 4 wickets.
Central Stags
Brett Johnson
Josh Clarkson
Henry Shipley
18.6 H Shipley to B Johnson
0 Down the leg stump line, Johnson defends it down the pitch.
Umpire check for an inside edge. Fair delivery to start the proceedings and a clear sound of the bat. OUT has been signaled by the umpire but Bracewell has done his part and Stags require only a single now.  
18.5 H Shipley to D Bracewell
W WICKETT!! Shipley provides another breakthrough. Back of a length delivery, down the leg stump line. Bracewell swivels and looks to pull that one to the leg side but gets a touch on the gloves through to the keeper. A loud shout for caught behind. The on-field umpire goes upstairs, Soft signal is Out. The ultra edge shows a little spike near the gloves. Out is the decision displayed on the giant screen.
The 50-run partnership between the duo comes up in just 20 deliveries and what a turn around this has been. 
18.4 H Shipley to D Bracewell
6 MAXIMUM! Brings up the 50-run partnership in just 20 deliveries. Full delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Bracewell gets that one in the zone and whips it hard toward the widish long-on region for a biggie.
18.4 H Shipley to D Bracewell
WD WIDEE! Fuller and wide of off. Bracewell leaves it alone to the keeper. The umpire calls it wide.
18.3 H Shipley to J Clarkson
1 A tad fuller, darted into the stumps. Clarkson has drilled it down to the long-off region and rotates a strike.
18.2 H Shipley to D Bracewell
1 Pitched up outside off. Gets the outside edge of the blade to the deep third-man region and hurries down for a single.
18.1 H Shipley to J Clarkson
1 Touch fuller by Shipley. Clarkson pushes to the long-off and sneaks a run.