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Twenty20 - NSW v VIC
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What a game..

The Vics, mainly due to an outstanding spell by Dirk Nannes was able to restrict NSW to 128, finishing with 4 for 11 (about). A great spell of bowling, and the Vics looked to have a very gettable target to chase.

But the Vics did themselves no favours, 3 runouts, with the most critical - Brad Hodge run out for single figures.. It brought NSW right back into the game with the slightly weaker batting line-up.

But the Vics fought back, Finch, Quiney and Crosswaite all contributing..

The game was back to about a run a ball 4 overs out, but Crossy stupidly through his wicket away with an ugly shot, exposing all 3 stumps.

Now the Vics are in danger of missing out altogether, with Wednesdays prelim final, a must win to qualify for ICC Championship.

Harwood gave the Vics a sniff.. 16 needed off the last over, and hit a towering six, bringing it back to 10 needed off 5 balls.

But Harwood was stumped, needing 4 runs off 2 balls. NSW went on to win in an amazing game of cricket.

If missed it, and have a chance to watch the replay on Fox Sports 3, its well worth effort.

Good to see McGain back in the side, and the two spinners (Holland) bowled really well.

Edited by: NorthPort on 18/01/2009 - 00:39