The Sydney Sixers have firmly cemented their position as one of the Champions League favourites after demolishing Yorkshire Carnegie at Newlands Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
The Sydney Sixers bowling attack was relentless – restricting the opposition to just 9/96 off twenty overs before strolling to their two figure run chase with eight wickets and eleven overs to spare.
After Yorkshire got off to a fast start with 24 runs off their first three overs, the Sixers put the brake on and didn’t let go – with all the Sixers six bowlers producing figures any Twenty20 player would happily take on their record.
The young pace bowling trio of Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood led the charge for the Sixers with the Yorkshire batsmen unable to get on top of their accuracy, efficiency and economy in attack.
The 21-year-old Josh Hazlewood showed T20 cricket is not always a batsmen’s game as he took one wicket and finished the game with the outstanding figures of 1-9 off four overs.
Starc and Cummins were similarly impressive – ending the match with figures of 3-22 and 2-13 respectively.
Despite losing the early wicket of Shane Watson early in their chase, the Sydney Sixers were never threatened, with Brad Haddin (41 runs off 24) and Michael Lumb (43 runs off 24) smashing their team to victory inside ten overs.