Champions League T20

Kolkata Thrash Titans To End Campaign With Victory

Kolkata Knight Riders ended their Champions League Twenty20 campaign with a crushing 99-run win over Nashua Titans in Group A in Cape Town. Although the reigning Indian Premier League champions were already out of the tournament, that didn't stop them putting in a convincing performance.
21 October 2012

Daredevils Move Closer To Semi-Final Spot

Perth Scorchers fought hard but couldn't quite defend their below-par total of 121 for five against Delhi Daredevils on a sluggish Cape Town pitch. Daredevils won with three balls and three wickets to spare as Ajit Agarkar's cameo of 11 off seven balls saw them home and eliminated Perth from the competition.
21 October 2012

Chennai Beat Mumbai In Dead-Rubber Thriller

In a match that twisted and turned one way and then the other, Chennai Super Kings just about held their nerve to clinch it. Suresh Raina's stunning catch on the long-on boundary proved to be the final twist, as, with 13 needed off five balls, he dived forward and caught Kieron Pollard inches from the turf.
20 October 2012

Lions Reach Semis With Hard-Fought Win

Yorkshire fought all the way but their sub-par total of 131 for seven was never likely to be enough at a free-scoring Wanderers as Highveld Lions held their nerve to knock off the runs in the final over. Their win means that they, along with Sydney Sixers, qualify for the semi-finals from Group B, rendering this evening's match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians meaningless.
20 October 2012

Rain Again Wipes Out Evening CLT20 Game

The spring rains in South Africa made sure that no result was possible for the third evening in a row, with Auckland Aces and Delhi Daredevils this time the unlucky sides at Kingsmead, Durban.
19 October 2012

Rain Wipes Out Day's Second Game

Yorkshire and Mumbai Indians were still left waiting for their first win of the competition as their Champions League T20 Group B match was abandoned because of rain at Newlands. Mumbai had reached 156 for six in the 18th over when rain arrived for the second time in less than half an hour and the players were unable to get back on again, leaving Kieron Pollard left high, and not so dry, on 37 not out off 20 balls, having deposited leg-spinner Adil Rashid for two massive sixes.
18 October 2012

Sixers Advance To CLT20 Semi-Final

Sydney Sixers became the first team to book their place in semi-final of the Champions League T20 with a comfortable five-wicket win over South Africa's Highveld Lions in Cape Town. The Sixers' pace quartet was again the difference between them and their opponents, with Shane Watson, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc coming to the fore to more than make up for an underwhelming display from the fourth member of that quartet, Pat Cummins, who conceded 38 runs from his four overs.
18 October 2012

Champions League Washout Between Kolkata And Perth

Perth Scorchers and Kolkata Knight Riders remain winless after their Champions League Twenty20 Group A clash in Durban was washed out. The Scorchers had advanced to 91 for two after Kolkata won the toss and chose to field before bad weather prevented any further play, also meaning that Kolkata are out of the competition.
17 October 2012

Titans Make It Two Out Of Two With Crushing Win

Nashua Titans brought Auckland Aces' winning run to an end as they made it two Champions League Twenty20 2012 wins out of two in Durban. Jacques Rudolph scored a half-century as the Titans hit 172 for four and in reply, Auckland lost early wickets and never recovered, bowled out for 113 in 18.5 overs in reply to go down by 59 runs.
17 October 2012

Perseverance Pays Off For Bodi As Lions Win

Highveld Lions made it two wins from two and now look likely to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 after condemning Chennai Super Kings to a six-wicket defeat following a clinical all-round display in Cape Town. Aaron Phangiso was the star with the ball, taking two for 17 to peg Chennai back after a good start, while Gulam Bodi overcame early problems to make 64 and Jean Symes saw them home alongside Chris Morris.
16 October 2012

Yorkshire Blown Away By Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers showed just why they are one of the favourites for this year's Champions League T20 by turning in a dominant performance to demolish Yorkshire in Cape Town. Their pace attack, undoubtedly the best in the tournament, held the English T20 runners-up to 96 for nine, while their powerful top-order scotched any suggestions about the slowness of the pitch by knocking off the runs in under nine overs.
16 October 2012

Mahmood Does It Again As Auckland Keep On Winning

Another superb all-round performance from Azhar Mahmood stole the headlines as Auckland Aces handed Kolkata Knight Riders a second straight Champions League Twenty20 defeat in Cape Town. Kolkata were looking to bounce back following a defeat against Delhi Daredevils but they were outplayed by New Zealand's finest, going down by seven wickets.
15 October 2012

Highveld Lions Overturn Reigning Champions Mumbai Indians

Highveld Lions used every bit of advantage from playing at home to beat reigning champions Mumbai Indians by eight wickets at the Wanderers Stadium in their Group B clash in Johannesburg. Mitchell Johnson top scored with 30 as Mumbai posted 157 for six but the Lions overcame the loss of two early wickets to close on 158 for two as Quinton de Kock and Neil McKenzie guided them home with unbeaten half-centuries.
14 October 2012

Stunning Smith Catches Out Super Kings

Steve Smith's stunning catch on the long-on boundary proved to be the turning point of the Champions League Group B opener in Johannesburg, as Chennai Super Kings collapsed to lose by 14 runs to Sydney Sixers. With Suresh Raina playing brilliantly and well set on 57 off 32 balls, Chennai needed a manageable 45 from the final 22 balls of their innings
14 October 2012

Kolkata Bedevilled By Delhi Seamers

Irfan Pathan removed both Kolkata Knight Riders openers in his first over and the reigning IPL champions never recovered, stuttering to 108 for seven after their 20 overs to lose by 52 runs in Centurion. Pathan found enough swing to induce Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir to chip to Kevin Pietersen at mid-on third ball and then trapped Manvinder Bisla plumb in front from the final ball of the first over.
13 October 2012

Titans Bowlers, Rudolph Star In Convincing Win

South Africa's Titans won the opening match of the Champions League T20, comfortably beating Western Australia's Perth Scorchers by 39 runs at SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Scorchers began the day by leaving out English overseas player Paul Collingwood in favour of playing an extra bowler, but won what was presumed to be an important toss and inserted the home side.
13 October 2012

Shoaib And Sohail Give Stallions Consolation Win

Friends Life t20 champions Hampshire were sent packing without a win to their name following a six-wicket defeat to Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions in Johannesburg. Hampshire could make just 143 for eight after being put into bat by Stallions skipper Shoaib Malik. They had limped to 64 for four in the 11th over, with two batsmen run-out, before Glenn Maxwell and Shahid Afridi led a partial recovery.
11 October 2012

Bravo And Ramdin Shine Before Rain

Sri Lankan champions Uva Next faced just one ball in pursuit of their target of 182 to beat Trinidad & Tobago as the largely inconsequential match between the two sides in Johannesburg was washed out by a heavy South African rain shower. With both teams already out of the reckoning for progression to the tournament proper, Trindad & Tobago chose to rest their two best bowlers from the game against Yorkshire, Samuel Badree and Ravi Rampaul, and were put into bat by Uva captain Thilina Kandamby.
11 October 2012

Mahmood Fined Following Auckland Aces Victory

Auckland Aces' Pakistani all-rounder Azhar Mahmood completed a bittersweet day as his side qualified for the group stages of the Champions League T20 when he was fined for a code of conduct breach. Mahmood took five wickets and hit a half-century in a thumping win over Hampshire but was fined $1000 for gesturing to Liam Dawson after his dismissal.
11 October 2012

Excellent Yorkshire Qualify For CLT20 Group Stage

Yorkshire powered their way into the group stage of the Champions League Twenty20 with a six-wicket win over Trinidad & Tobago at Centurion Park. After limiting Trinidad & Tobago to 148 for nine, Gary Ballance and Adil Rashid shared an unbroken century partnership to seal victory in 18.5 overs.
10 October 2012