Bravo brilliance stings Cobras

Trinidad & Tobago power into Champions League final

Last Updated: 23/10/09 6:04pm

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Bravo: Match-winning innings

Bravo: Match-winning innings

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Champions Twenty20 League - Semi Final
Hyderabad
Cape Cobras 175-5 (J P Duminy 61 no) v Trinidad & Tobago 178-3 (D J Bravo 58 no)
Trinidad & Tobago beat Cape Cobras by 7 wkts

Trinidad & Tobago all-rounder Dwayne Bravo smashed an unbeaten 58 off just 34 balls to help overcome Cape Cobras in the semi finals of the Champions League.

The charismatic West Indian took the game away from the South African outfit during a scintillating 93-run partnership with captain Daren Ganga.

The pair's destructive stand came off just 55 balls as T&T chased down their target of 175-5 with seven wickets and four balls to spare.

Their reward is a final date with New South Wales Blues at the same Hyderabad venue on Friday.

Another virtuoso batting performance from JP Duminy had earlier inspired the Cobras to a commanding first-innings total at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

The South Africa left-hander struck 61 from 40 deliveries to follow up Herschelle Gibbs' scintillating 42 from 27 balls at the top the order.

However, Adrian Barath (29) and William Perkins (20) gave T&T a solid start in their chase, before Bravo and Ganga (44 off 31) came to the fore in the 11th over.

Speaking after the victory, the T&T skipper said: "We are not just content with this win and tonight we will be pretty chilled out.

"We had set ourselves goals and we have won five games, five virtual finals.

"We have got one more to go and once we successfully complete that, then the carnival will start."

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