Farhaan Behardien, the Man of the Match says: "The trend has been for the batters to get in and only in the last couple of overs did I capitalise. I spoke to Jacques and we had the full license for the last five overs, luckily it came off today."
Martin van Jaarsveld, the winning Titans Captain says: "It was a clinical performance. At the top Davids and Rudolph laid the platform for us. Behardien was outstanding at the death. With the ball, asked the guys to hit the deck hard and when they do, it is pretty easy to captain."
Gareth Hopkins, the losing Auckland Captain says: "It wasn't a great day with the bat. We were relatively happy with 170, but sad that our batting let us down. We have a chance to make the semis, so we've got to move on pretty quickly from this."
Over 18.1 AC Thomasto AR Adams, Caught! And that is the end of the match, slower short ball and Adams is early in his pull and can only scoop a simple catch to backward squareleg.
Titans defeat Auckland by 59 runs.
End of Over 18 (4 runs) Auckland 113/9
MD Bates 14/22 RE van der Merwe 4-0-18-1
AR Adams 30/16
Over 17.6 RE van der Merweto MD Bates, no runs Drives it uppishly to extra covers who stops it on the bounce.
Over 17.5 RE van der Merweto AR Adams, 1 run Drives it to the right of the bowler for one.
Over 17.4 RE van der Merweto MD Bates, 1 run Gets forward and pushes it uppishly to long on for one.
Over 17.3 RE van der Merweto MD Bates, no runs Gets forward and defends it to cover point.
Over 17.2 RE van der Merweto AR Adams, 1 run Goes back and delicately guides it to short thirdman for one.
Over 17.1 RE van der Merweto MD Bates, 1 run Works the flighted delivery through squareleg for one.
End of Over 17 (9 runs) Auckland 109/9
AR Adams 28/14 AC Thomas 3-0-18-2
MD Bates 12/18
Over 16.6 AC Thomasto AR Adams, 2 runs Scoops the low full toss in the air towards wide long off for a couple.
Over 16.5 AC Thomasto AR Adams, beaten, no runs Makes room for a slog and misses a slower one down the legside. Well what has happened here, Andre Adam has strained something perhaps a stomach muscle while swinging his arms in that slog.
Over 16.4 AC Thomasto AR Adams, Boundary! Makes room and scoops the low full toss in the air over the leaping backward point for a boundary.
Over 16.3 AC Thomasto MD Bates, 1 run Drives the full ball to extra covers and takes a risky run, Bates is safely in despite a direct throw.
Over 16.2 AC Thomasto AR Adams, 1 run Makes room and drags a pull to deep mid wicket for one.
Over 16.1 AC Thomasto MD Bates, 1 run Goes back and steers it to thirdman for one.
End of Over 16 (1 runs) Auckland 100/9
AR Adams 21/10 RE van der Merwe 3-0-14-1
MD Bates 10/16
Over 15.6 RE van der Merweto AR Adams, no runs Gets hit on the pad by a near yorker around leg.
Over 15.5 RE van der Merweto MD Bates, 1 run Drills it along the ground to long off for one.
Over 15.4 RE van der Merweto MD Bates, beaten, no runs Gets beaten again by the turn and bounce.
Over 15.3 RE van der Merweto MD Bates, beaten, no runs Gets forward and is beaten by the turn and bounce around off.