CLT20: Sydney seal semifinal berth on back of Watson`s all-round show

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 20:39

Cape Town: Shane Watson`s dream run in shortest format continued as the all-rounder smashed a quick fire 47 after claiming two wickets as Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions by five wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday.

Scorecard» | Sydney Sixers vs Highveld Lions: As it happened»

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.


First Published: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 00:41

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