It was the last over of the Kent T20 final. Kent needed 16 off the last over which came down to four off the last two,thanks to some shoddy fielding and Justin Kemps big hitting. All Tyron Henderson could do was grin,and then laugh out loud.
Then he delivered a slower one,followed by a yorker,to keep Kemp quiet and win Middlesex the Twenty20 Cup. He had smashed a crucial 59 in the semi-finals,and a 33-ball 43 in the final.
Experts,during the second IPL auction,seemed surprised by the way the franchises were clamouring for the 34-year-old all-rounder,who has an enviable record in Twenty20 cricket,both for Middlesex and the Cape Cobras back in South Africa.
Its Hendersons death-bowling skills,and temperament,that have earned him a name as one of the best limited-overs cricketers.
The Rajasthan Royals might have lost a few crucial participants from their golden run last season in Shane Watson and Sohail Tanveer,but Henderson who has represented his country only once,could end up being not only the perfect replacement,but also adding a different dimension to a line-up not bereft of characters.