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Perth Scorchers win by 16 runs

Perth vs Auckland

Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Auckland Aces eliminated by defeat to Perth Scorchers

Paul Collingwood: ex-England all-rounder top scored for Perth with 38

Michael Bates: Auckland left-arm seamer claimed four wickets

Auckland Aces lost their final Group A match by 16 runs against Perth Scorchers to miss out on the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20.

The Aces needed a victory to keep alive their hopes of progressing but finished on 124-8 chasing a target of 141 against the already-eliminated Scorchers.

The result means Delhi Daredevils and Nashua Titans, who meet later on Tuesday with top spot in Group A at stake, progress to the last four.

Perth had made a total of 140-7 after opting to bat first at Centurion, former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood top scoring with 38 off 27 balls.

Left-arm seamer Michael Bates picked up 4-34 for the New Zealanders, a spell that was in contrast to his fellow opening bowler Kyle Mills, who went for only 14 runs from his four overs but failed to pick up a wicket.

Auckland's pursuit appeared on course during a second-wicket stand of 49 between Martin Guptill (36) and Azhar Mahmood (24).

But Guptill's exit, caught behind off spinner Michael Beer (3-13), was the first of four wickets to go down in as many overs as the Aces slumped from 61-1 to 75-5.

And despite the best efforts of Colin Munro (23), Auckland's run chase petered out in the final overs.

Match Details

23rd Oct 2012
Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat.
Supersport Park
M Erasmus and S J A Taufel


Batsman R
Guptill c Ronchi b Beer 36
Vincent c Ronchi b Duffield 2
Mahmood c Gibbs b Beer 23
A.K. Kitchen c T.M. Beaton b G.B. Hogg 6
Munro lbw b J.M. Mennie 23
C. de Grandhomme run out 4
Hopkins b Beer 9
R.M. Hira b J.M. Mennie 2
Mills not out 7
Bates not out 9
Extras 2w, 1lb 3
Total 20.0 Overs 124 - 8
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Beer 4 0 13 3
J.M. Mennie 4 0 23 2
N.M. Coulter-Nile 4 0 26 0
Duffield 3 0 17 1
G.B. Hogg 4 0 30 1
Collingwood 1 0 14 0
Full Bowling Card