Otago Volts ensured that they will go through to the Champions League T20 proper with a 100 per cent winning record by dispatching the similarly already-qualified Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in Mohali.
There can be only one winner of this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. Zimbabwe's captain Brendan Taylor almost single-handedly led his side's batting in the Test win over Bangladesh in Harare, becoming the first Zimbabwe captain to score a century in each innings of a Test match.
This week's award goes to Brendan Taylor, who has hit two centuries in the past week, albeit in losing causes, in doing so becoming the first Zimbabwean to hit back-to-back tons.
The 25-year-old from Harare has been the rock upon which Zimbabwe's successful return has been built and the captaincy of the side appears to have only increased his already not insignificant hunger for runs. He can only hope that his current rich vein of form continues and that the rest of his teammates can follow his example.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he scored a half-century and a century in leading his side to a Test win over Bangladesh.
Taylor was appointed as skipper for Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket following six years on the sidelines and he delivered in style.
Brendan Taylor has been named as Zimbabwe's new captain and he will lead the side for their upcoming one-day tri-series hosting Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'.
"We have watched Taylor develop into a mature, experienced player and we stand fully behind him in his new role," Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Managing Director Ozvias Bvute said.