Saturday 25 September 2010 

Warriors Beat South Australia To Reach Final

Warriors Beat South Australia To Reach Final
Warriors Beat South Australia To Reach Final
© REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

Warriors 175-6 (Jacobs 61, Ingram 46, Harris 3-18) beat
South Australia 145-7 (Ferguson 71, Tsotsobe 2-16) by 30 runs
Champions League semi-final, Centurion Park

The Warriors brought an end to South Australia's undefeated Champions League run by handing them a 30-run defeat to ensure South African representation in the final.

The Warriors set up a clash with the Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings by first posting 175 for six and then restricting the South Australians to 145 for seven in reply.

Davey Jacobs continued his outstanding tournament with an innings of 61 in 41 balls to get the innings, and the match, off to a fine start before Colin Ingram's 46 in 35 balls was followed by 25 from Mark Boucher and an unbeaten 22 in seven deliveries from Nicky Boje as the Warriors racked up a winning score.

Daniel Harris took three for 18 and Shaun Tait two for 38 but the Warriors would go on to successfully defend that total.

After Lonwabo Tsotsobe removed openers Harris (8) and Michael Klinger (13), they were made to work hard by Callum Ferguson, who smashed 71 in 49 balls with eight fours and two sixes.

No other batsman could pass 19, however, and Ferguson's dismissal at the end of the 18th over signalled the end for South Australia.

Boje also picked up two wickets to complete a fine all-round game.

The final is in Johannesburg tomorrow (26th September) and sees a repeat of the final group game, which the Super Kings won by ten runs before both sides qualified.

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