Katich guides Blues to a challenging 144
Captain Simon Katich led from the front with a classy half century to help New South Wales put up a competitive 140 for six against Diamond Eagles in a Group B match of the inaugural Champions League Twenty20.
Katich scored his 53 runs off 41 deliveries, while Moises Henriques (27 off 19) and Ben Rohfer (22 not out off 15) played cameos in the end to help NSW put up a modest total on the low and slow Feroz Shah Kotla wicket.
Shadley van Schalkwyk was the pick of the bowlers for Eagles, picking up two wickets for 22 runs from his three overs.
Opting to bat, the NSW made a horrible start with Victor Mptisang disturbing Philip Hughes' timbers in the second over.
The scoreboard read three for one at that time.