Northamptonshire defeated Warwickshire, as Johan Botha picked up four

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Northamptonshire defeated Warwickshire, as picked up four
Sensational bowling performance by South Africa’s all-round cricketer, Johan Botha, guided Northamptonshire to victory in a match of the Friends Life Twenty20 against Warwickshire, at the Edgbaston, Birmingham in, on Sunday, June 5, 2011.
The visitors reached exactly 150 in their innings and restricted the opposition to 110 all-out in 17.3 overs.
The home team’s captain, the pitch well and elected to field first after winning the toss. His bowlers did a decent job, but the batting failed miserably in the match.
Northamptonshire continued their experiment of opening the batting with former Sri Lankan bowler,, but it failed once again, as the veteran player was sent back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers. He was followed by his opening partner, stay at the crease.
However, a 49-run stand between guided the visitors out of trouble. Peters was dismissed after adding 16 runs to the total from 14 deliveries.
Northamptonshire captain,, failed to make an impression and was dismissed for just one run. He was followed by Wakely, who top scored the innings with 35 runs.
Wickets kept on falling in the Northamptonshire innings and the team was struggling at 91 for eight in 14.2 overs.
It appeared as the visitors would be bowled out below 100 runs, but a solid effort from lower-order batsmen,, rescued the side from trouble.
Willey remained unbeaten on 22 from 15 balls with the help of two fours and one six, whereas Brooks scored 33 runs off 19 balls, striking five fours and a towering six.
The 59-run stand for the ninth wicket put the home team on the back foot and the momentum shifted towards
New Zealand’s, The pair reached 20 runs in just two overs, but the latter got run-out on the first ball of the third over.
This saw a collapse for the hosts, as wickets started to tumble in their innings. Wicketkeeper batsman,, and lower-order player, Piolet offered some resistance. They scored 25 and 21 runs in their respective innings before being dismissed and
the home team was all-out for 110 in the 18th over.
Botha bowled superbly, picking up four wickets for just 16 runs in his four-over spell.



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