By BV Swagath
Sydney Sixers raced away to an 8-wicket win for their second consecutive win of the CLT20. Yorkshire after putting up only 96 on the board were thrashed by the Sydney batsmen to all parts of the ground. It was such a one-sided contest that the Sydney Sixers got to the mediocre target with 67 balls to spare by the completion of the 9th over!
Left-handed opener Michael Lumb scored an unbeaten 43 (from 24 balls with 8 fours) while Skipper Brad Haddin scored a breezy 41 (from 21 balls with 8 fours) to carry Sixers to an effortless victory.
Yokrshire Innings: Yorkshire were absolutely clueless to the pace and bounce of the Sydney Sixers at Newlands as they ended up with a miserable total of 96 for 9. The tall lanky left-arm quick Mitchell Starc produced figures of 4-1-22-3 while his fellow fast bowler Pat Cummins chipped in with 4-0-13-2. Josh Hazlewood, another fast bowler came up with misery figures of 4-0-9-1 as Yorkshire were given no respite at all. For the record, no.3 Joe Root was the top scorer for Yorkshire with a 24-ball 25.
Toss and Teams: Yorkshire have won the toss and elected to bat first against Sydney Sixers at Newlands in Cape Town in the Group B Match of the CLT20 2012.
Yorkshire: Andrew Gale (Captain), Phil Jaques, Joseph Root, Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Adil Rashid, Dan Hodgson (Wicket Keeper), Azeem Rafiq, Ryan Sidebottom, Steven Patterson, Moin Ashraf
Sydney Sixers: Michael Lumb, Shane Watson, Dominic Thornely, Brad Haddin (Captain and Wicket Keeper), Steven Smith, Moises Henriques, Ben Rohrer, Steve O'Keefe, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood