October 16, 2012
Champions League T20, Cape Town
Sydney Sixers 98-2 (8.5 overs) beat Yorkshire 96-9 (20 overs) by eight wickets
Yorkshire were hammered by the Sydney Sixers by 8 wickets in their first match of the main Champions League T20 competition in Cape Town.
After winning the toss Yorkshire elected to bat first, but could only muster 96-9 from their 20 overs. Joe Root top scored for The Tykes with 25 from 24 balls. Yorkshire found it tough going against a strong Sixers attack and only three players reached double figures.
The pick of the bowlers for the Sixers was former Yorkshire bowler Mitchell Starc who took 3-22 from his 4 overs. There was also 2 wickets a piece for Shane Watson and Pat Cummins.
In reply the team from Sydney made light work of the run chase. Again former Yorkshire player Michael Lumb top scored with 43 not out. He was well supported by Brad Haddin who made a blistering 41 from just 21 balls.
Yorkshire still have three group matches left but will know their performance level must improve drastically if they are to have any chance of reaching the semi-final stage. The Tykes next match in the competition comes on Thursday when they face the Mumbai Indians.
The Scoop 16/10/12