Tykes off to losing start

  • Last Updated: October 16 2012, 20:02 BST

A review of Tuesday's action in the Champions League Twenty20.

Shane Watson: Took two wickets for Sydney

Yorkshire began their Champions League Twenty20 group campaign with a pitiful eight-wicket defeat against the rampant Sydney Sixers in Cape Town.

Having qualified for the tournament proper after winning both their qualifying matches, the Tykes were brought swiftly back down to earth when they were restricted to a meagre 96 for nine with only Joe Root (25) and Phil Jaques (21) offering any real resistance.

That total was never likely to cause problems for Sydney and Michael Lumb's unbeaten 43 off just 24 balls saw them race to victory before the ninth over.

The Highveld Lions moved a step closer to the semi-finals with a six-wicket win over the Chennai Super Kings.

Jean Symes held his nerve in the final overs to help his side past Chennai's 158 for six with three balls to spare.

The Lions needed nine from Albie Morkel's final over but Symes made short work of that equation as he blasted the second and third deliveries to the ropes.


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