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Sydney Sixers win by 2 wickets

Titans vs Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers win final-ball thriller with Titans to reach Champions League T20 final

Sydney Sixers: Will face Highveld Lions in Sunday's final

David Wiese: Cracked a brutal half-century for the Titans

Sydney Sixers prevented an all-South African Champions League T20 final after defeating Nashua Titans by two wickets in a thrilling semi-final at Centurion.

Playing for the right to meet Highveld Lions on Sunday, Sydney held their nerve to chase down 164 off the final ball of the match.

Needing one run for victory with one delivery from CJD de Villiers remaining, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc scrambled a bye with Titans wicketkeeper Heino Kuhn off-target with his attempted shy at the stumps.

The Titans, batting first, had earlier fought back from a desperate position to post 163-5 from their 20 overs.

Henry Davids and David Wiese made contrasting half-centuries to rescue the South Africans from 82-5, the former playing anchorman to end unbeaten on 59 and all-rounder Wiese providing late fireworks to finish on 61 not out off just 28 deliveries.

The Sixers made a storming start in reply as Stephen O'Keefe (32), elevated to the top of the order in Shane Watson's absence, and Michael Lumb (33) shared a 54-run partnership inside five overs.

But the Australian side were then guilty of letting the Titans back into the game with two kamikaze run-outs resulting in the demise of Nic Maddison and Steve Smith.

Moises Henriques (28) and Ben Rohrer (21) steadied the ship but the outcome of the match remained in the balance right until Cummins and Starc scampered a run off the final delivery.

Match Details

26th Oct 2012
Titans won the toss and elected to bat.
Supersport Park
A Rauf and M Erasmus

sydney sixers BATTING CARD

Batsman R
O'Keefe b E.R. Links 32
Lumb c van Jaarsveld b Thomas 33
N.J. Maddinson run out 20
Haddin c E.R. Links b van der Merwe 3
Smith run out 3
Henriques c E.R. Links b N.E. Mbhalati 28
B.J. Rohrer c van der Merwe b C.J.D. de Villiers 21
McCullum lbw b Thomas 0
P.J. Cummins not out 14
M A Starc not out 0
Extras 5w, 1b, 4lb 10
Total 20.0 Overs 164 - 8
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
E.R. Links 3 0 24 1
N.E. Mbhalati 4 0 34 1
Thomas 4 0 36 2
C.J.D. de Villiers 3 0 31 1
van der Merwe 4 0 23 1
Wiese 2 0 11 0
Full Bowling Card