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Bushrangers aiming to seal Super Eights place


A super-eight berth at stake, Australia`s Victoria Bushrangers and Sri Lanka`s Wayamba Elevens take on each other in the must-win final group D match of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

While Bushrangers are on a high after beating local favourites Delhi Daredevils in their opening match, Wayamba were handed a crushing defeat by the same side last night.

Led by all-rounder Cameron White, Victoria put up a thoroughly clinical performance in their opening match.

Their bowlers wrecked havoc and dismissed Delhi`s seasoned line-up for under 100 runs and their batters negotiated the tricky Feroze Shah Kotla track well to steer the team to a comfortable win.

Right-arm medium pacer Clint McKay was the pick of the bowlers in that match with three scalps and he would aim for an encore against Wayamba tomorrow.

Victoria have a solid batting line-up starting with Australia international Brad Hodge, who would look to strike form after coming a cropper against Daredevils.

Rob Quiney looked in fine touch with a fluent 40 and would aim to follow it up with another good knock. Further down, White and Michael Hussey`s brother David add to the team`s batting strength.

Wayamba`s batting, on the other hand, flopped miserably against Delhi with Mahela Jayawardene being the only one to put up a fight.

"Our guys were overwhelmed by the situation. It`s a do or die situation for us now," admitted Jayawardene.

If their batting was bad, the bowling was no better and though mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis picked up a couple of wickets in the opening match, he conceded way too many runs.

The likes of Farveez Maharoof and Chanaka Welegedara also failed to make any impact.

Given Wayamba`s poor form, Victoria start overwhelming favourites to win and make the next stage of the event.

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