19:41 (IST): A run-out off the last ball! Scores level after the Super Over but Otago win due to more sixes. A match that went down the wire and was a treat to watch for the spectators.
19:31 (IST): Jimmy Neesham to bowl the Super Over for Otago. Quinton de Kock and Jean Symes to bat for Lions.
19:27 (IST): The last ball six spoils a good Super Over by Sohail Tanvir. Otago score 13 runs and will fancy their chances.
19:23 (IST): Brendon McCullum and James Neesham are the two batsmen who will have a hit for Otago. Sohail Tanvir to bowl for Lions.
19:17 (IST): What a finish! Scores level after 20 overs and now it is down to the Super Over. The first time in this edition of the Champions League Twenty20.
19:03 (IST): Butler is bowled by Tanvir and Neesham is in danger of running out og partners before he fiishes the job. (Otago 136/7 in 17.1 overs; Target: 168)
18:58 (IST): Neesham and Butler face a task of scoring at over 10 runs per over as they look to pull off an improbable victory.. (Otago 132/6 in 16.5 overs; Target: 168)
18:49 (IST): Nathan McCullum too back in the pavilion and Otago in dire straits. Lions look set to wrap it up. (Otago 103/6 in 14.4 overs; Target: 168)
18:43 (IST): WICKET! Derek de Boorder gone. De Boorder looks to sweep Imran Tahir only to get a top edge to Bavuma at deep square leg.. Otago Volts 102/5 (14 overs), need 66 runs more to beat Highveld Lions.
18:38 (IST): WICKET! Ryan Ten Doeschate is out. He wanted to drive it but gets way too early into the shot as he failes to read a slower delivery by Lonwabo Tsotsobe. Otago Volts 97/4 (12.5 overs), need 71 runs more to beat Highveld Lions.
18:25 (IST): A wicket just at the right time! Rutherford falls for a nice looking 32 as Kock takes the catch off Tahir. Lions have a foot in the door. (Otago 78/3 in 9.5 overs; Target: 168)
18:22 (IST): Rutherford and Boorder repairing the damage after the early jolts. Lions seem to be losing the plot. (Otago 78/2 in 9.4 overs; Target: 168)
18:10 (IST): Otago scoring at a good rate but they have lost 2 wickets inside the powerplay overs.(Otago 44/2 in 6 overs; Target: 168)
18:00 (IST): One wicket follows the other as Brendon McCullum goes back in the hut. Lions now beginning to ooze with confidence as they apply further pressure.(Otago 27/2 in 3.2 overs; Target: 168)
17:52 (IST): An early wicket for Lions as Neil Broom falls cheaply to O'Reilly. More needed if they are to make a match of this (Otago 16/1 in 2 overs; Target: 168)
17:42 (IST): The Otago openers Broom and Rutherford settling in as they look to chase down 168 to win. (Otago 1/0 in 0.3 overs; Target: 168)
17:22 (IST): Quinton de Kock's 109 not out off 63 balls takes Highveld Lions to 167/4. 68 runs came in the last 5 overs. This gives them something to bowl at when Otago come out to bat.
17:20 (IST): Quinton de Kock hits 100 in 60 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes. He looks to go big towards the end in quest of maximum runs. (Lions 157/4 in 19.2 overs)
17:14 (IST): Jean Symes falls after playing a cameo. He gave good support to Kock as the pair added quick runs at the end of the innings. (Lions 149/4 in 18.1 overs)
17:08 (IST): Quinton de Kock continues the good work. Aflurry of runs have come for Lions in the last few overs. Otago searching for answers to counter this onslaught. (Lions 136/3 in 17 overs)
16:57 (IST): Quinton de Kock gets his fifty. The onus is now on him to take his team to a defendable total. (Lions 95/3 in 14.3 overs)
16:55 (IST): With the death overs approaching, Lions need to get a move on as their current run-rate is anything but inspiring. (Lions 84/3 in 14 overs)
16:47 (IST): Two quick wickets for Otago as Nick Beard removes Bavuma and Alviro Petersen of seccessive balls. Lions under a bit of pressure though Quinton de Kock is still out there. (Lions 73/3 in 12 overs)
16:39 (IST): Quinton de Kock's presence is critical as Lions would require him to play a big innings if they are to reach a aizeable total. (Lions 59/1 in 10 overs)
16:30 (IST): Rassie van der Dussen departs trying to play across the line and James McMillan draws first blood for Otago. (Lions 44/1 in 7.1 overs)
16:23 (IST): A relatively slow start by Highveld Lions as they only manage 31 runs in the first 6 overs. The openers shall look to create the platform for the middle order to build on.
16:14 (IST): McMillan and Butler maintaining a tight line and length. Lions not able to get off to the flying start they were hoping for.
16:08 (IST): Lions hope for a good start from Dussen and Kock. Their top order has not delivered and this is an opportunity to come good.
15:59 (IST): So its time for action as the players come out. A buzz in the crowd as they wait in anticipation.
15:45 (IST): As the race of the semi-finals becomes more intense, every match is crucial as no team can afford to lose out on points at this stage.
15:38 (IST): The teams have been announced for this game:
Lions (Playing XI): Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma, Alviro Petersen(c), Jean Symes, Sohail Tanvir, Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Ethan O'Reilly
Otago (Playing XI): Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Brendon McCullum(c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Derek de Boorder(w), Ian Butler, Neil Wagner, Nick Beard, James McMillan
15:33 (IST): Brendon McCullum calls correctly and has no hesitation in opting to field in this important game. He is upbeat about his team's chances.
15:17 (IST): The Lions need something special when one takes into account the form displayed by Otago in the Champions League Twenty20.
15:10 (IST): Otago's strength lies in their depth, with Ryan ten Doeschate leading the allrounders in the squad. ten Doeschate has struck the ball fiercely and well, and provided key breakthroughs when called on to bowl too. Neesham said the depth and flexibility in the squad allowed Otago to attack relentlessly, a strategy that has paid off so far.
15:03 (IST): The pitch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium is one that both sides will be familiar with. They've been in the city for a while and the bouncy surface which has aided seam movement is one that is familiar for both from matches in their respective countries too.
14:54 (IST): The Lions' bowling is their strength on paper, and they've found seamer-friendly conditions in Jaipur. But they will need to perform exceptionally to consistently manufacture wins out of thin batting totals, especially in Twenty20 cricket. They still have a chance to qualify for the semifinal, but it's so slim that Geoffrey Toyana, the coach, called it a "mythical" chance.
14:46 (IST): Otago have six points with the highest net run-rate in Group A, while the Lions' only points have come from their washed out match against Perth in Ahmedabad on September 23. By contrast, the Lions' batting unit has looked distinctly unconvincing in losses against Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Alviro Petersen, the captain, has been a class apart, but has lacked precious support.
14:36 (IST): Otago have taken the qualifying route into the main draw of the CLT20, and have quickly established themselves as one of the teams to beat in the competition, with a string of good performances and solid, all-round strength in the squad.
14:30 (IST): Otago Volts, unbeaten in a Twenty20 match since November 2012, will be looking at taking one more step towards nailing down a semifinal spot in the Champions League Twenty20 2013 when they face Highveld Lions on Sunday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Otago Volts, unbeaten in a Twenty20 match since November 2012, will be looking at taking one more step towards nailing down a semifinal spot in the Champions League Twenty20 2013 when they face Highveld Lions on Sunday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.