CLT20: Sydney seal semi final berth on back of Watson's all round show

Shane Watson's all-round effort again handed Sydney Sixers in their Champions League T20 match against Highveld Lions on Thursday. They now top Group B and are assured of a place in the semi finals.

updated: October 18, 2012 21:01 IST
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Capetown: Shane Watson's dream run in shortest format continued as the all-rounder smashed a quickfire 47 after claiming two wickets as Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions by five wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday.

Chasing 138 to win, Sydney Sixers overcame the challenge of impressive spinner Aaron Phangiso (3/14) to reach 141 for five in 19 overs at Newlands.

Electing to bowl, Sydney did well to stop Highveld Lions to a modest 137 for nine in the Group B match as Mitchell Starc took three wickets for just 19 runs.

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