South Australia 178-6 (Klinger 78, Ferguson 47) beat
Highveld Lions 167-8 (Petersen 56, Tait 3-37) by 11 runs
Champions League Twenty20 Group B, Centurion Park
South Australia marked their debut in the Champions League Twenty20 with an 11-run win over the Highveld Lions, who failed in their bid to make it two wins in a row having beaten the Mumbai Indians on the opening night of the competition.
Australian runners-up South Australia scored 178 for six before the Lions managed 167 for eight in reply as the high-scoring trend continued.
Captain Michael Klinger led by example for the South Australians, hitting 78 in 48 balls including five sixes while Callum Ferguson made 47 in 26 balls before becoming one of three players to be run out.
No other player could pass 13 as Robert Frylinck, Zander de Bruyn and Aaron Phangiso tooka wicket apiece.
The Lions lost early wickets as international pair Shaun Tait (3-37) and Daniel Christian (2-30) made early inroads before Alviro Petersen kept them in the match with an innings of 56 in 37 balls.
Petersen's dismissal in the 13th over left the Lions struggling, and despite an unbeaten 24 from wicket-keeper Thami Tsolekile and 17 in six balls from Frylinck, they had been left with too much to do.
© Cricket World 2010