CLT20: Rain stops MI charge, Sixers move ahead
Shane Watson's dream run in shortest format continued as the all-rounder smashed a quickfire 47 after claiming two wickets as Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions by five wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 in Cape Town today. Match reckonerindia Updated: Oct 19, 2012 09:07 IST
Rain played spoilsport as Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard was beginning to unleash his big hits on the Yorkshire bowlers in Cape Town on Thursday.
Mumbai were 156/6 in 17.5 overs before heavens opened up. Pollard was batting on 37 off 20 balls, with three fours and two sixes.Sydney enter semis
Shane Watson's dream run in shortest format continued as the all-rounder smashed a quickfire 47 after claiming two wickets as Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions by five wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20.
Chasing 138 to win, Sydney Sixers overcame the challenge of impressive spinner Aaron Phangiso (3/14) to reach 141 for five in 19 overs at Newlands.
Electing to bowl, Sydney did well to stop Highveld Lions to a modest 137 for nine in the Group B match as Mitchell Starc took three wickets for just 19 runs.
Opener Gulam Bodi top scored for Lions with a 44-ball-61 while Jean Symes contributed 23 off 16 balls.
Except for Dominic Thornely (0) all top-order batsmen contributed in Sydney's win with skipper Brad Haddin scoring 32 after Watson laid the platform for the win.
Highveld Lions: 137 for 9 in 20 overs. (Gulam Bodi 61; Josh Hazlewood 2/18). Sydney Sixers: 141 for 5 in 19 overs. (Shane Watson 47; Brad Haddin 32; Aaron Phangiso 3/14).
First Published: Oct 18, 2012 19:34 IST