Warriors Thrash Redbacks To Make It Two Out Of Two

Warriors Thrash Redbacks To Make It Two Out Of Two
Warriors Thrash Redbacks To Make It Two Out Of Two
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Warriors 171-5 (Smuts 88, Boucher 34) beat
South Australia 121-6 (Klinger 34) by 50 runs
Champions League Twenty20, Hyderabad

The Warriors took a huge step towards the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 with a crushing 50-run win over South Australia in Hyderabad.

They followed up their last-ditch first win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore with an altogether more comprehensive display against a team making their first appearance of his year's tournament.

Batting first, Jon-Jon Smuts hammered a half-century as the Warriors piled on 171 for five and they then restricted South Australia to just 121 for six in reply.

Smuts was in awesome form in making 88 in 65 balls with ten fours and two sixes while he was backed up by Mark Boucher (34) and Colin Ingram (30).

Daniel Christian and Daniel Harris both took two wickets for the Australians and although Christian would end up unbeaten on 26, the Redbacks fell well short.

Michael Klinger top scored with 34 but they were put under severe pressure as Harris (4), Tom Cooper (3) and Callum Ferguson (7) all fell cheaply.

Klinger, along with Cameron Borgas (18) and Tim Ludeman (14), fought hard to get themselves back into the game but were outplayed by a vastly experienced bowling line-up, in which Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Smuts, Juan Theron, Johan Botha and Wayne Parnell all took at least one wicket.

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