Brad Haddin led Sydney Sixers clinched the Champions League 2012 by thrashing
home team Lions by 10 wickets with 45 balls in a one-sided Final at
Johannesburg. The match was in the pockets of the Sydney Sixers after the Lions
had slipped to a disastrous 9 for 4 in the 4th over.
Lions were rocked back at 32 for 5 in 7 overs after Haddinâs decision to open
with spin at both the ends proved to be decisive. The homeside though went onto
post a total of 121 thanks to a crucial knock from left-handed Jean Symes, who
scored 51 (from 46 balls with 8 fours). For the Sydney Sixers, Nathan McCullum
and Josh Hazlewood took three wickets each.
a couple of watchful overs, the Sydney Sixers got going with Michael Lumb
playing his shots freely while Brad Haddin took it easy and gave his partner
more of the strike. Lumb finished the match with an entertaining 82* (from 42
balls with 8 fours and 5 sixes). Brad Haddin helped himself to 38* (from 33
balls with 4 fours and a six). The run chase was done and dusted in just 12.3
overs! The Sixers completed the tournament by staying unbeaten for six games in
Sydney Sixers won by 10 wickets with 45 balls to spare to clinch the CLT20 2012!
Over 12.3 Dwaine Pretorius to MJ Lumb, Boundary! Carves the length ball over the top of backward point for a boundary!
Over 12.2 Dwaine Pretorius to MJ Lumb, Six!! Swivels back and pulls the short ball all the way over deep backward squareleg for another six!!
Over 12.1 Dwaine Pretorius to MJ Lumb, Six!! Jumps down the track and plays a free flowing pull over deep wide mid wicket for a six!
End of Over 12 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 108/0
BJ Haddin 37/33 DP Nannes 4-0-28-0
MJ Lumb 66/39
Over 11.6 DP Nannes to BJ Haddin, Boundary! Makes room and pulls the half tracker ferociously past wide mid wicket for a boundary.
Over 11.5 DP Nannes to MJ Lumb, 1 run Goes back and drags his flick behind squareleg for one.
Over 11.4 DP Nannes to BJ Haddin, 1 run Shuffles back and flicks it to deep backward squareleg for one.
Over 11.3 DP Nannes to BJ Haddin, no runs Goes back and defends it to the bowler.
Over 11.2 DP Nannes to BJ Haddin, beaten, no runs Makes room for a cut and is beaten.
Over 11.1 DP Nannes to BJ Haddin, 2 runs
Makes room and pulls it in the air safely to wide long on for a couple.
End of Over 11 (12 runs) Sydney Sixers 100/0
BJ Haddin 30/28 Chris Morris 2-0-25-0
MJ Lumb 65/38
Over 10.6 Chris Morris to BJ Haddin, 1 run Makes room and flicks the full toss to mid wicket for one.
Over 10.5 Chris Morris to MJ Lumb, 1 run Shuffles back and whips it to deep mid wicket for one.
Over 10.4 Chris Morris to BJ Haddin, 1 run Moves back and pulls it down to mid wicket and the fielder has a shy at the bowling end which results in an overthrow.
Over 10.3 Chris Morris to MJ Lumb, 1 run Shuffles across and top edges his hook shot on the bounce to square fine leg for one.
Over 10.2 Chris Morris to MJ Lumb, 2 runs Mishits his lofted shot off a full ball but clears mid off for a couple.
Over 10.1 Chris Morris to MJ Lumb, Six!! Goes back and pulls it high in the air over deep backward squareleg for a six!!
End of Over 10 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 88/0
BJ Haddin 28/26 J Symes 1-0-9-0
MJ Lumb 55/34
Over 9.6 J Symes to BJ Haddin, no runs Tamely blocks the flighted delivery back to the bowler.