'A special knock'

Neil Broom termed his unbeaten 56-ball 117 run knock as a  special knock.
Talking to reporters after the match, the 29-year-old Christchurch batsman said that his recent stint with New Zealand ‘A’ has helped him.

“It was a special knock. I was here with (the) New Zealand ‘A’ side but on this type of wicket and these conditions I feel it was special. We were stuck up a little after the fall of couple of early wickets but soon (got) the momentum back,” he said.

Asked if there was any plan to counter attack after those two early wickets, Broom said he played cautiously initially but soon got his rhythm.

Team coach Vaun Johnson said he was pleased with Broom’s effort.

“I feel it was one of the best knocks in T20 history. It was a very special effort. We had lost two early wickets and was not easy for him,” said Johnson.

Perth Scorchers captain Simon Katich, on the other hand, said that his side buckled under the pressure of a huge target.

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