Neil Broom wiped the Perth Scorchers bowling clean and how smashing an outstanding unbeaten hundred to spur the ever-impressive Otago Volts to their first win in the Champions League T20 proper.
The pitch at the Sawai Mansingh stadium served up a T20 batting masterclass from the Otago Volts, with Broom (117 n.o., 56b, 9x4, 8x6) the chief architect as the New Zealand side posted a formidable 242 for four in their 20 overs.
Otago Volts opener Neil Broom celebrates reaching his hundred against the Perth Scorchers in their CLT20 game, September 25
In reply, the Scorchers found the massive target just too daunting, finishing on 180 for six in their 20 overs - not too bad if you look at it in isolation -- to lose by 62 runs.
If there was any doubt that the second 20 overs was academic, it was dispelled with the Scorchers losing three wickets in the first nine balls.
Liam Davis holed out to Hamish Rutherford at third man off the very first ball of the innings from Ian Butler, before Ashton Agar, surprisingly sent in to open as a pinch-hitter, fell off the last ball of the first over.
Agar looked like proving the Scorchers management right by smashing a four and a six off Butler, but the Otago quick had the last laugh, as a skier was taken by wicketkeeper De Boorder.
Simon Katich was then walking back to the pavilion after being run out without facing a single delivery as the Scorcher struggled to at least make a decent fist of the target.
Adam Voges (36, 27b, 5x4) and Hilton Cartwright (73 n.o., 54b, 7x4, 2x6) brought some measure of stability to the innings with a 65-run partnership in 7.3 overs, but the 243-run target was never going to be on.
Earlier, Broom just absolutely annihilated the Scorchers bowling, leaving the Aussies gasping for air. It was just one of those days where everything that Broom touched turned into gold - or sixes and fours in this case - with the opener able to do no wrong.
The fact that the innings came despite the Otago Volts losing two of their top three in consecutive deliveries only made the innings better.
Hamish Rutherford and the in-form Brendon McCullum fell in the third over to Joel Paris, who first trapped Rutherford in front of the stumps before doing the same to McCullum.
That just seemed to charge the Volts up, though, to perform even better and how well they did that.
Broom, in the company of Derek De Boorder, put on 67 in 7.3 overs, with the latter playing a nice little innings of 45 (28b, 5x4, 2x6).
If the momentum was going to come down after De Boorder's wicket - bowled by Adam Voges - the Scorchers were quite mistaken with Ryan Ten Doeschate playing another blinding innings.
The South African made 66 in just 26 balls (3x4, 6x6), and that knock alone would have been worthy of plenty of praise had it not been for the opener's hundred, with Broom continuing his rather unbelievable assault on the helpless Scorchers bowlers.
The best bowler for the Scorchers in terms of economy was Michael Beer, who gave away only 32 runs in his eight overs, with the talented Agar, of the Ashes fame, bowling just two overs for 22 runs.
Broom's innings of 117 from 56 deliveries was packed with an astounding nine fours and eight sixes, with three of them coming in consecutive balls of Paris in the 19th over.
The Volts scored a stunning 93 runs in the final five overs as the match was taken out of the Scorchers' hands after just 20 overs of the match.
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