Jimmy Neesham is awarded the Man of the Match for his scintillating knock. That's all from this match. Do join us in a short while for the second match of the evening. See you then!!
Sensational match! Otago Volts keep their winning juggernaut rolling and now move to the top of the table in Group A! Lions after putting an inspirational performance are unfortunately knocked out of the Champions League, 2013.
The South African team choked again! This probably is the best T20 match ever! Went into the Super Over and then it was a tie in that too with Lions failing to handle pressure after starting the chase well.
Ball 6: J Neesham to Pretorius, OUT! Run out! Again it's a tie! Full toss on middle, Pretorius forces it over mid-wicket and crosses for a single. Turns back for the second run but his partner hesitates for a while. Nathan McCullum fires in a bullet throw to the bowler and the bails are removed. OTAGO VOLTS WIN BY VIRTUE OF HITTING MORE BOUNDARIES!
Ball 5: J Neesham to de Kock, 1 run, full toss outside off, slapped over point. 1 needed off the last ball.
Dwaine Pretorius in next. 3 needed off 2!
Ball 4: J Neesham to Symes, OUT! Is there any more twist in the tale? A full length ball outside off, Symes goes back for a big heave across the line but ends up top edging it straight in the air. Brendon McCullum settles under the catch at covers.
Ball 3: J Neesham to de Kock, 1 run, very full in length on off, drilled down to long off for a single. 3 needed off 3!
Ball 2: J Neesham to de Kock, SIX! Wooohhoooo! Neesham drops it on a shorter length on middle, de Kock turns inside the crease and towers it over mid-wicket. 4 needed off 4!
Ball 1: J Neesham to de Kock, FOUR! What a start for Lions! Neesham serves a full and wide ball outside off, de Kock reaches out for it and powers it over covers.
So Lions need 14 to win this match and gain important points. Can Otago defend it? Quinton de Kock and Jean Symes walk in to do the job. Can they do it? And Jimmy Neesham has been entrusted to do the job by the Volts. And Jimmy Neesham has been entrusted to do the job by the Volts.
Ball 6: S Tanvir to McCullum, SIX! Crucial blow! McCullum advances down the track, takes it on the full and pummels it high and handsome over wide long off.
Ball 5: S Tanvir to Neesham, 1 run, a very full ball on off, driven down to long off for a single.
Ball 4: S Tanvir to McCullum, 1 bye, Tanvir spears in a very full ball, on middle and leg, McCullum tries to heave it across the line but misses and it goes through his legs. They steal a bye.
Ball 3: S Tanvir to McCullum, no run, a full toss outside off, McCullum tries to play it through the line but misses.
Ball 2: S Tanvir to Neesham, 1 run, short again on off, Neesham slaps it down in front of mid off for a single.
Ball 1: S Tanvir to Neesham, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Neesham latches onto it and smashes it over covers.
Jimmy Neesham and Brendon McCullum are the batsmen. And it will be Sohail Tanvir again to run in.
The match goes down until the last ball only to produce a super over. This is the 4th tie of Champions League T20. Otago didn't give up even after losing early couple of big wickets. Neesham was the man to get them so close. All the Lions' bowler tried their best but couldn't defend the total.
Sohail Tanvir to Neil Wagner
IT'S A TIE! On middle, Wagner goes for the heave but misses and the ball sneaks past through his bat on the body. The keeper fails to collect the ball and the batsmen pick up a bye. Scores level!