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Sydney Sixers win by 8 wickets

Sydney Sixers vs Yorks

Champions League Twenty20: Yorkshire suffer heavy defeat against Sydney Sixers

Michael Lumb: Sydney opener hit 43 not out off 24 balls

Mitchell Starc: Sydney Sixers seamer claimed three wickets against county he played for last summer

Yorkshire were undone by two former players during an eight-wicket defeat to Sydney Sixers at the Champions League Twenty20.

Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc, who spent part of last summer at Headingley as overseas pro, claimed 3-22 as Yorkshire were restricted to 96-9 after opting to bat at Newlands.

Michael Lumb, a product of Yorkshire's academy, hit 43 not out as the Sixers knocked off their target in 8.5 overs.

Brad Haddin combined with Lumb in a 78-run partnership for the second wicket in eight overs, Haddin falling for 41 with eight runs needed.

Lumb, who hit eight fours in his 24-ball contribution, finished off the job by dispatching spinner Azeem Rafiq (1-21) for successive boundaries.

Yorkshire openers Andrew Gale (8) and Phil Jaques (21) had earlier put on 30 but fell in quick succession, a double blow from which the innings never recovered.

Josh Hazlewood (1-9) bowled Gale as he moved across in the sixth over and Starc had Jaques caught on the boundary by Dominic Thornely via a top-edged pull in the next.

Third-wicket pair Joe Root (25) and Adam Lyth (18) dug in during a 32-run stand, thereafter it was a procession as the Australian side's seam attack struck regular blows.

Starc was well supported by Pat Cummins (2-13) and Shane Watson (2-27), who will play only once more at the tournament - against the Highveld Lions on Thursday - before returning home at the behest of Cricket Australia.

Sydney's second win in a row puts them top of Group B, while Yorkshire have the chance to respond against Mumbai Indians at the same venue on Thursday.

Match Details

16th Oct 2012
Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat.
A S Dar and R J Tucker

sydney sixers BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Watson c Root b Sidebottom 11
Lumb not out 43
Haddin c Lyth b Rafiq 41
Thornely not out 1
Extras 1w, 1lb 2
Total 8.5 Overs 98 - 2
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Root 1 0 11 0
Sidebottom 2 0 28 1
Patterson 2 0 15 0
Ashraf 1 0 14 0
Rafiq 1.5 0 21 1
Rashid 1 0 8 0
Full Bowling Card