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CLT20 2012: Sydney Sixers vs Highveld Lions - As it happened...Zeenews Sports Bureau

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SYDNEY SIXERS INNINGS

Sydney Sixers defeat the Lions by 5 wickets. They lost some quick wickets, but Haddin made sure that they don't panic under pressure.

16th over: 116/3 Tanvir to bowl from the other end. Haddin hit one boundary in that over. Eight runs from the over.

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15th over: 108/3 Nannes brought into the attack. Just three runs from the over.

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14th over: 105/3 Symes to continue. And Haddin has had enough. He clobbered him for THREE CONSECUTIVE SIXES! in that over. Clean hitting from the Sydney Sixers skipper. 21 runs from the over.

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13th over: 84/3 Phangiso to continue. Batsmen are taking no chances against him. Four runs from the over.

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12th over: 80/3 Symes to continue. Four runs from the over.

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11th over: 76/3 Phangiso to continue. And he now gets the Big Fish! Watson is out! Four runs from the over.

SR Watson c Tsolekile b Phangiso 47 (38b)

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10th over: 72/2 Symes brought into the attack. Wtason smashed him for a boundary and a six off successive balls. Ten runs from the over. Eleven runs from the over. Watson has started to play his shots, not that good news for The Lions.

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9th over: 61/2 Phangiso to bowl his second over. And once again he gets the much needed breakthrough for The Lions. Michael Lumb is Out! And Phangiso now has two in two! >DJ Thornely has been smartly stumped by Tsolekile. Excellent stuff from Phangiso, two runs and two wickets in the over! The Lions are back in the game!

DJ Thornely st Tsolekile b Phangiso 0 (0b)

MJ Lumb b Phangiso 22 (22b)

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8th over: 59/0 de Bruyn comes into the attack. Watson smashed a Six over long on off the fifth ball. Ten runs from the over.

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7th over: 49/0 Aaron Phangiso is brought into the attack. Good over to begin with, four runs from it.

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6th over: 45/0 Morris to bowl his second over. He began with a short ball and Lump pulled that for a boundary at midwicket. He bowled a back of a length delivery to Watson who smashed that over midwicket for a Six! Morris bowled a full toss and Watson drove it through covers for a boundary! Morris fires a wide short ball and Watson hits that through covers to end the over with a boundary! Nineteen runs from that over.

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5th over: 26/0 Nannes to bowl his second over. Four runs from the over.

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4th over: 22/0 Chris Morris brought into the attack. Morris bowled one on the leg side and Watson guided that towards the vacant short fine leg area for a boundary! Lump produced another boundary off the last ball as he hit one over the point fielder for four runs.

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3rd over: 11/0 Tanvir to continue. Lump charged down the track off the third ball and pulled it for a boundary at square leg! Four runs from the over.

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2nd over: 7/0 Dirk Nannes to bowl the second over. A huge lbw appeal was rightly turned down by the umpire against Watson. Nannes bowled five dot balls on the trot and then bowled a Wide. Just one run from the over.

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1st over: 6/0 Sohail Tanvir to bowl the first over, Watson and Lump to open for the Sydney Sixers. Some good swing bowling from Tanvir. Just two runs came off the first five ball before Lumb flicked the last ball towards midwicket for a boundary!

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LIONS INNINGS


20th over: 137/9 Starc to bowl the final over. Morris gets off strike with a single off the first ball. And Lions lose another wicket as TL Tsolekile is run out! Morris takes a single off the third ball. And AM Phangiso hits the fourth ball straight to the fielder at cover. Nannes is the new batsman. A dot ball. Nannes takes single off the last ball. Three runs from the last over, superb stuff from Mitchell Starc (4-0-19-3)

TL Tsolekile run out 0 (2b)

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19th over: 134/7 Watson to bowl the penultimate over. And he gets a wicket first ball of the over as Tanvir hits one straight to Starc at fine leg. Morris scored two boundaries in that over, both on the leg-side. Eleven runs from the over.

Sohail Tanvir c Starc b Watson 0 (1b)

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18th over: 123/6 Starc to bowl his third over. And he ends Bodi’s innings! It was a length ball as Bodi charged down the track and wanted to hit that towards midwicket, didn’t connect and Starc gets his first wicket. Chris Morris is the new batsman, he has the reputation of hitting some big hits. Symes played a premeditated shot off the last ball which was fuller, couldn’t connect and the stumps were shattered! Excellent bowling by Starc in the death overs. Good cameo from Symes comes to an end.

J Symes b Starc 23 (16b)

GH Bodi lbw b Starc 61 (44b)

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17th over: 120/4 Cummins to bowl his final over. Symes smashes one towards deep midwicket for a boundary! Cummings offers him some width the next ball and Symes works that for another boundary this time square of the wicket! Cummins bowls a short of length ball and Symes clobbers that over long off for a SIX! Top shot that! Fifteen runs from the over, courtesy Symes!

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16th over: 105/ Shane Watson to bowl his third over. 100 up for the Lions. Six runs from the over.

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15th over: 99/4 Starc to bowl his third over. Symes smashed one straight down the ground for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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14th over: 92/4 Henriques into his third over. And he scalps another one, this time Bruyn nicks one to the keeper! Jean Symes is the new batsman. Four runs from the over.

Bruyn c Haddin b Henriques 4 (10b)

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13th over: 88/3 Starc to bowl his third over. Just two runs from the over. Mitchell was spot on with his Yorkers in the over.

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12th over: 86/3 Henriques to bowl his second over. Bodi reaches his 50 off just 32 balls! Five runs from the over.
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11th over: 81/3 Hazlewood to bowl his final over. And he strikes again! This time he dismisses Mckenzie who nicked one to Haddin. Zander de Bruyn is the new batsman. Just four runs from the over. Excellent spell from Hazlewood 4-1-18-2

ND McKenzie c †Haddin b Hazlewood 17 (16b)

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10th over: 77/2 Moises Henriques comes into the attack. Henriques bowled a short ball and Mckenzie nicked that for a boundary, as Haddin couldn’t reach there. Eight runs from the over.

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9th over: 69/2 Hazlewood to bowl his third over. Hazlewood isn’t offering width to any of these batsmen. Five runs from the over.

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8th over: 64/2 Shane Watson to bowl his second over. And he is rewarded for some good bowling as Kock nicks one to the keeper! Neil McKenzie is the new batsman. McKenzie drives the fifth ball through covers for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

Q de Kock c Haddin b Watson 4 (14b)

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7th over: 57/1 Dominic Thornely comes into the attack. Bodi goes inside out, smacks a fuller length ball over extra-cover for his third Six! He sweeps the next ball to produce another boundary! Thornely tries a quicker delivery last ball, and Bodi works that fine for another boundary! Fourteen runs from the over, Gulam Bodi is playing a gem of an innings here for the Lions!

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6th over: 43/1 Shane Watson brought into the attack. Good over from the Australian all-rounder, just two runs from it.

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5th over: 41/1 Hazlewood to bowl his second over. Bodi continues to play his shots, score two runs on two occasions. And Hazlewood bowled a short of length ball and Bodi showed the full face of the bat and clobbered that over long-on for his second Six! Ten runs from the over.

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4th over: 31/1 Cummins to bowl his second over. Her bowled with a much better line and length in this over after he went for 14 runs in the first over. He also bowled a beamer that was given as a no ball by the umpire.

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3rd over: 25/1 Hazlewood is brought into the attack. And he dismisses Lions skipper Petersen off the second ball! That ball bounced and got an edge which was easily taken by Haddin! Wicket-maiden for Hazlewood!

AN Petersen c Haddin b Hazlewood 5 (6b)

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2nd over: 25/0 Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end. And even he cannot stop the run flow as 11 runs came off that over. Gulam Bodi hit the first Six as he flicked a fuller length delivery from outside off and flicked it towards square leg! That was a top shot!

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1st over: 14/0 Pat Cummins began the proceedings for the Sixers. While the first ball swung away and went for four byes, Gulam Bodi worked the next two deliveries on the leg-side for consecutive boundaries! Good start for the Lions, 14 runs from the first over.

Toss: Sydney Sixers have won the toss and Brad Haddin has decided to bowl first.

Sydney Sixers will be high on confidence after they reduced bundled out Yorkshire for just 96 runs in the previous match. They have a pace attack that can bother the best of the batsmen in the world. Mitchell Starc has troubled all the batsmen with his pace and swing so far in the series.

On the other hand, The Lions might not have big names to boast about but they have clicked as a unit and Aaron Phangiso is the man who has got them major breakthroughs with his accurate line and length. Phangiso has also won two consecutive Man of the Match awards.

First Published: Friday, October 19, 2012, 00:42


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