Watson, Starc shine as Sydney register third win

Oct 19, 2012, 08:12 IST | IANS

Shane Watson's all-round show and a timely knock from skipper Brad Haddin helped Sydney Sixers beat the Highveld Lions by five wickets in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament here yesterday

Watson (45) and Haddin (32) took the team closer to Lions’ 137 for nine while Steven Smith (25 not out) got the Australian unit over the line. Watson (2-25), Josh Hazlewood (2-18) and Mitchell Starc (3-19) did the job with the ball with Gulam Bodi (61) being the stand out batsman for Lions.


Shane Watson

It was Sydney’s third win in as many matches while Lions suffered their first loss of the competition.

Left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso (3-14) was the pick of the bowlers for Lions.

Earlier, Bodi took Lions to a fighting score with support from Neil McKenzie (17) and Jean Symes (23).

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