Sydney Sixers produced an all-round clinical display to clinch the Champions League Twenty20 title with a dominating 10-wicket victory over Highveld Lions in a lop-sided summit clash here on Sunday.
The Sydney Sixers take on the Highveld Lions in the final match of the Champions League Twenty20.
Invincible so far in the competition, Sydney Sixers are firm favourites for the title but South Africa`s enterprising Highveld Lions would look to upset the Australian powerhouse`s applecart when the two sides clash in the Champions League Twenty20 final here on Sunday.
Sydney Sixers` all-rounder Steve Smith said his team is lucky to sneak into the Champions League Twenty20 final after fortunes swung like a pendulum in its semi-final clash against Titans.
Sydney Sixers kept kept their cool to beat Nashua Titans by two wickets in a nerve-wracking second semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20 here today.
Australia’s Big Bash League team Sydney Sixers captain Brad Haddin could miss the Champions League final, and probably the start of the Test series against South Africa, after injuring his thumb in their nerve-wracking semi-final victory on Friday.
Australia’s young fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who has been in tremendous form of-late, is likely to have cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises hounding him for his signature, which could net the left-arm fast bowler a 500,000 dollars plus pay day in the next 18 months.
Sydney Sixers will take on the Nashua Titans in the second semi-final match of the Chmapions League Twenty20 to be played at Centurion on Friday.
The star-studded Delhi Daredevils will locks horns with Highveld Lions in the first semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20.
South African team Highveld Lions had threatened Champions League officials with legal action after they made a last-minute change to the playing conditions, which fuelled suspicions that the tournament was favouring Indian teams.
Star of Highveld Lions` Champions League Twenty20 semifinal win over Delhi Daredevils, pacer Chris Morris said picking up two wickets at an economy rate of just 1.75 in a T20 game was "unbelievable".
Livid after Delhi Daredevils went down meekly to Highveld Lions in CLT20 semifinal, skipper Mahela Jayawardene said his team did not have the "right attitude".
A rampaging Sydney Sixers would look to maintain their winning momentum and book a berth in the final when they take on local side Titans in the second semifinal of the CLT20.
Delhi Daredevils captain Ross Taylor blamed their semi-final defeat against Highveld Lions to poor fielding which cost them 25 extra runs.
Kevin Pietersen waged a lone battle but Delhi Daredevils simply lacked the firepower as they lost to Highveld Lions by 22 runs in the first semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20.
Delhi`s batting might would be put through a stern test by the consistent bowling attack of Lions when the two sides clash in the first semifinal of the Champions League on Thursday.
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