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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - SuperSport Park, Centurion,, Date - 26/10/2012, Toss won by - Titans
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  • Sydney Sixers beat Titans by 2 wickets
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Commentary (Sydney Sixers innings)

Stephen O'Keefe was named the Man of the Match for his economical spell and contribution with the bat up the order. With that, we will sign off from here. The big final will be played between Sydney Sixers and Highveld Lions at Johannesburg day after tomorrow. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

CJ de Villers was given the job of bowling the last over, trying to defend 8 runs. It came down to the last delivery with a run required. The keeper, Heino Kuhn wanted to come up to the stumps on the last ball but CJ did not want him to. They took a bye off Kuhn's rather poor throw to seal the win. Did that decision backfire on de Villiers?

Sydney Sixers got a distinctively good start with Michael Lumb and the promoted, Stephen O'Keefe, providing a safe platform for the rest to come and capitalize. Unfortunately, they fell down like a pack of cards with two run-outs involving Steven Smith. The momentum then shifted towards Titans, but Rohrer kept Sixers in the hunt.

An enthralling contest comes to an end and the BBL champions, Sydney Sixers move into the finals of the CLT20 in quite a close fashion. They could not help but witness the carnage that was on display from David Wiese while bowling, who took the game away in the later stages, contributed by Henry Davids. They were then left dangling on a thin rope to come back and chase down 164.

19.6 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, Sydney Sixers win by 2 wickets and move into the finals! A short of a length delivery outside off, Cummins misses out on that and Kuhn not only misses the shy, but also throws it quite wayward, wide off the track. A good throw near the non-striker's end could have seen Cummins struggling, who actually had a scuffle with the bowler, slipped and was crawling towards the non-striker's end. 164/8

The last ball jitters creeps us again. The most exciting match of the tournament so far and 1 run is needed off 1 ball. Kuhn wants to stand up to the stumps while CJ is against it. Cummins needs one run anyhow while a wicket is on the cards for the Titans. The infield is covered with the fielders. Here we go then.

19.5 de Villiers to M Starc, A short of a length, Starc gets a top edge on his pull safe on the leg side to take a leg bye. 163/8

19.4 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, LEG BYE! Short down the leg side, Cummins cannot get it away and they rush across. Cornelius for some reason, charges to the ball and slips after landing over it. Takes a nasty hit. 162/8

19.3 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, Not out! And better than that, Cummins gets back on strike! A full ball, Cummins clips it away through mid-wicket and calls for the second. It's a superb call and a risky one though and the throw is at the keeper's end. Kuhn comes across and throws at the stumps, and that delay ensured Cummins's desparate dive didn't go in vain. 161/8

Appeal for a run-out against Cummins! He looks in though.

19.3 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, WIDE! Bowls it short, but well outside off this time. 159/8

Mitchell Starc walks in next.

19.2 de Villiers to Ben Rohrer, OUT! Rohrer won't be the hero today but his splendid effort comes to a premature end. A full length delivery, Rohrer aimed to clear mid off, the ball came off the toe end and Roelef van der Merwe with a pressure catch inside the ring. 158/8

19.1 de Villiers to Ben Rohrer, Wow! That's outrageously brave. A full ball on middle, very full and Rohrer moved right across and scooped it over the keeper's head for a couple. 158/7

Cornelius de Villiers to bowl the final over. Just 8 required off 6 balls.

18.6 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, DROPPED BY FARHAAN BEHARDIEN! And more costly, he's allowed two more runs. A full and slow delivery, 113 kph, Cummins went to heave that away but skied it high in the air. Behardien charges down but puts that one down. 156/7

18.5 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, The slower one, 109 kph, Cummins gets beaten. 154/7

18.4 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, SIX! Big moment with the context of the match. It was a full ball, on middle, Cummins slams it flat down the ground and just about clears Eden Links, who tried hard with a spectacular dive. 154/7

18.3 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, Bowls full down the leg side, dug out through mid-wicket and they do well to come back for two. 148/7

18.2 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Right in the blockhole, dug out through point for a single. 146/7

18.1 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Excellent bowling. Bowls it short down the leg side, Rohrer was backing up and he ducked, did not get the wide signal though. 145/7

17.6 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Short of a length, pulled away for one. 145/7

17.5 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, FOUR! Powerfully struck! Rohrer gets a length delivery and he absolutely nailed it wide off the long on fielder. 144/7

17.4 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Full length ball, Rohrer mistimes his shot back to Wiese, who stoops low and stops that well. 140/7

17.3 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Chance of a run-out! Length delivery, hit down off the punch to long off. van der Merve shies at the non-striker's end but Cummins would have been short in spite of a dive on the second run. 140/7

17.2 D Wiese to Pat Cummins, Another pitched up delivery, hit away through mid on for a single. 138/7

17.1 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Bowls full, hit down through mid on for one. 137/7

David Wiese back into the attack.

16.6 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Bowls full, driven down to mid off. There is a good effort to save many runs. 136/7

16.5 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, Short of a length, slow down the leg side, Cummins is caught high on the pads and they take the leg bye. 135/7

16.4 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Short of a length delivery, pulled away straight to deep mid-wicket for a single. 134/7

16.3 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Bowls full and fast outside off, punched away straight to extra cover. 133/7

16.2 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, The running has been lethargic today. A length delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket. Cummins does not call for the second but Rohrer charges out. Luckily, the throw is at the non-striker's end in spite of the calls aimed at the striker's end. 133/7

Pat Cummins walks in next.

16.1 A Thomas to N McCullum, OUT! That's plumb in front and McCullum succumbs for a first-ball duck. This was a length delivery, change of pace at 107 kph, McCullum looks to flick but is too late to get hit on the pads. The umpire raises the finger on the appeal 132/7

Alfonso Thomas is brought back into the attack.

Nathan McCullum walks in next at number 8.

15.6 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, OUT! Caught at long on. That's a big wicket in the name of Moises Henriques. A short of a length delivery, on middle, Henriques comes down the track to pull it away, seems to have mistimes it and the ball swoops down to long on where Eden Links is there to take it. 132/6

15.5 E Mbhalati to Ben Rohrer, Short of a length delivery, pulled down to the fine leg fielder for one. 132/5

15.4 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, Full ball around off, driven down to the fielder at long on for a single. 131/5

15.3 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, SIX! Over the ropes! A short of a length delivery down the leg side, Henriques pulls it away, well over the square leg boundary. 130/5

15.2 E Mbhalati to Ben Rohrer, A short of a length delivery, pulled down to the man at fine leg for a single. 124/5

15.1 E Mbhalati to Ben Rohrer, Starts with a short of a length delivery, Rohrer pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 123/5

14.6 D Wiese to M Henriques, Full and straight, hit back to Wiese to end the over this time. 121/5

14.5 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Angles in a length delivery, Wiese fails to tickle it away off the pads but gets across for a leg bye. 121/5

14.4 D Wiese to M Henriques, Bowls full and slow, hit down through mid off for a single this time. 120/5

14.3 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Full ball, hit down through mid off for a single. 119/5

14.2 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, This was angled across outside off, Rohrer went to slog that one but missed out. 118/5

14.1 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Starts with a length delivery outside off, Rohrer fails to cut it away. 118/5

David Wiese into the attack now.

13.6 van der Merwe to Ben Rohrer, Quick at 107 kph, tucked away through mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 118/5

13.5 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Flighted delivery, pushed away through covers to pinch a run. 117/5

13.4 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Goes to work that one away but gets an outside edge. 116/5

13.3 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Henriques has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 116/5

13.2 van der Merwe to Ben Rohrer, Rohrer flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 116/5

13.1 van der Merwe to Ben Rohrer, Bowls it quick, on middle, Rohrer digs it out well. 115/5

12.6 E Links to Ben Rohrer, Outside off, pushed away through covers for a single to end the over. 115/5

12.5 E Links to Ben Rohrer, Gets right down and flicks it away to mid-wicket. 114/5

12.4 E Links to M Henriques, Henriques has played it to the point region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 114/5

Ben Rohrer walks in next.

12.3 E Links to S Smith, OUT! Sydney are castling themselves down here. A short delivery, Smith aims to tuck it away but is caught on the pads. Smith is not ready for the single but Henriques is down the track. Smith is forced to sacrifice the wicket on Kuhn's throw to Links at the non-striker's end. 113/5

12.2 E Links to M Henriques, Gets down and hits it through mid on for a single. 113/4

12.1 E Links to M Henriques, SIX! Slogged away! A flat delivery at 95 kph, Henriques sits down and slogs it away over the mid-wicket fence for a 87 meter hit. 112/4

11.6 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Henriques has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total. 106/4

11.5 van der Merwe to S Smith, Drops it a bit short, flicked away through mid-wicket this time to rotate the strike. 105/4

11.4 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Loopy on off, driven down through mid off this time to take one more. 104/4

11.3 van der Merwe to S Smith, Bowls on middle, Smith tucks it away through mid-wicket and takes a single. 103/4

11.2 van der Merwe to S Smith, Again tossed up, Smith gets down to flick but finds a leading edge. 102/4

11.1 van der Merwe to M Henriques, A touch short, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 102/4

10.6 E Mbhalati to S Smith, Smith shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 101/4

10.5 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, DROPPED BY de Villers! That's a big wicket and it's a tough catch though. Short of a length delivery, Henriques pulls it and it goes over the infield towards mid-wicket, de Villers goes back for the catch but puts the tough chance down. 101/4

10.4 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, A touch short, punched away through covers where there is a good fielding attempt. 98/4

10.3 E Mbhalati to S Smith, Bowls full, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 98/4

10.2 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, A touch short, Henriques has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot and they take the leg byes. 97/4

10.1 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, FOUR! Fine start to the innings. A full length delivery, 138 kph, Henriques flicks it well through mid-wicket and takes a boundary. 96/4

Moises Henriques walks in.

9.6 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, OUT! The Titans are right back in this match, a moment of madness from the batsmen and Maddinson has to walk off. A touch short, Maddinson dabs it down towards short third man. Smith calls for the single and Maddinson has to go for it. The keeper, Kuhn throws at the non-striker's end and that's the end of Maddinson. 92/4

Steven Smith walks in next.

9.5 van der Merwe to B Haddin, OUT! Caught in the deep and the spinners are doing the job for Titans! The skipper departs this time. A tossed up delivery, Haddin sits down and sweeps it high into the air over mid-wicket. Links gets down from the ropes and does well to take the catch. 92/3

9.4 van der Merwe to B Haddin, Flighted, Haddin gets down to flick but gets an edge on the off side. 92/2

9.3 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Maddinson plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 92/2

9.2 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Huge shout for LBW! Close one that. Tossed up and it spins in. Maddinson sits down to sweep but is caught on the pads. They go up but umpire is not interested. It's very close. 91/2

9.1 van der Merwe to B Haddin, Well tossed up, driven down through covers for a single this time. 91/2

8.6 E Links to Nic Maddinson, Flat and quick, driven through mid off for a couple. 90/2

8.5 E Links to B Haddin, Haddin has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single. 88/2

8.4 E Links to Nic Maddinson, Tight around middle, tucked away through mid-wicket to take one. 87/2

8.3 E Links to B Haddin, On middle, 92 kph, tucked away off the pads for a single. 86/2

Brad Haddin walks in next.

8.2 E Links to S O'Keefe, OUT! Cleaned him up. Stephen O'Keefe has done his job after getting a promotion. Fast and quick, 101 kph, O'Keefe went down for the slog-sweep, missed and the ball crashes onto the middle stump. 85/2

8.1 E Links to S O'Keefe, Flat and quick at 99 kph, driven straight back. 85/1

7.6 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Flat and quick, Maddinson defends. 85/1

7.6 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, WIDE! Full and quick down the leg side, Maddinson misses out to flick. 85/1

7.5 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, FOUR! Placement. van der Merwe bowls short, Maddinson rocks back and cuts it in the gap through short third man and point. 84/1

7.4 van der Merwe to S O'Keefe, On the pads, O'Keefe turns it down fine and takes a single. 80/1

7.3 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Drives it through mid on for a single. 79/1

7.2 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Flat and quick, 106 kph, van der Merwe digs it out well. 78/1

7.1 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, SIX! Huge hit first up! van der Merwe drags it short, Maddinson rocks back and pulls it away through square leg fence. 78/1

Roelef van der Merwe into the attack now.

6.6 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, FOUR! That's thumped in style! Short of a length, 128 kph, O'Keefe pulls it away ferociously and it goes on a bounce to the mid-wicket fence. 72/1

6.5 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Bowls short, O'Keefe pulls the slower delivery away over mid-wicket. Thomas gets around in the deep from long and cuts it off with the slide. 68/1

6.4 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, FOUR! Misfield but that's a tough call. Short of a length delivery, O'Keefe thumps it hard with the pull, the ball goes on a half-volley, at rocket speed and sneaks in through the legs of Mbhalati. 66/1

6.3 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Short of a length, O'Keefe pulls it away for a couple. 62/1

6.2 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, A shortish delivery, O'Keefe punches it away on the off side. 60/1

6.1 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Bowls short around off, O'Keefe misses out on that. 60/1

5.6 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Short of a length delivery, on middle, Lumb attempts to pull but gets a bottom edge, down to the keeper. 60/1

5.5 E Mbhalati to S O'Keefe, Short of a length outside off, angled down to the third man fence off the edge for a single. 60/1

5.4 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Short of a length delivery on middle, tapped down towards point for a quick single. 59/1

5.3 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Bowls fuller on the pads, smacked back straight to the bowler. 58/1

5.2 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Length delivery, Maddinson pushes it straight to point. 58/1

5.1 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, FOUR! Up and over and Maddinson's on the move straightaway. A full length delivery outside off, Maddinson backs away and lofts it over point. 58/1

4.6 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, O'Keefe has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 54/1

Ethy Mbhalati comes back into the attack.

Nic Maddinson walks in.

4.5 A Thomas to M Lumb, OUT! There's a wicket finally. Thomas bowls slow this time, full on off, Lumb is pretty early into the shot and skies it into the air. van Jaarsveld settles under it at cover. 54/1

4.4 A Thomas to M Lumb, Pitches it up further down the leg side, Lumb attempts to flick but is hit on the pads. 54/0

4.4 A Thomas to M Lumb, WIDE! Second of the over. Again hits the leg stump line and it moves down. Lumb went across to flick but missed it. 54/0

4.3 A Thomas to M Lumb, Fuller length on leg, Lumb fails to flick and is rapped on the pads. 53/0

4.3 A Thomas to M Lumb, WIDE! Pressure gets on Thomas now. Full down the leg side, Lumb misses out. 53/0

4.2 A Thomas to M Lumb, FOUR! Fantastic. 50 up in 26 balls for Sydney. Again it's length, Lumb shimmies down and waits, picks it up and dispatches it down for a one-bounce boundary at long on. 52/0

4.1 A Thomas to M Lumb, SIX! Boy, that's a magnificient hit. A good length delivery, Lumb gives the charge, takes it on the up and smacks it wide off mid-wicket. 88 metres this. 48/0

3.6 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, FOUR! Off the edge! Lucky O'Keefe. In the channel outside off, 139 kph, O'Keefe pushes at it and the ball flies past the slip region. 42/0

3.5 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Short of a length outside off, skids off the turf, O'Keefe went to heave it away but was done in by the bounce. 38/0

3.5 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, WIDE! Bowls the leg-sided line and moves down with the angle. 38/0

3.4 de Villiers to M Lumb, A touch short outside off, Lumb punches it towards mid off for a quick run. 37/0

3.3 de Villiers to M Lumb, FOUR! Up and over! Sydney are off to well and truly flier. Length and it's there outside off, Lumb flays hard and clears the infield. One bounce into the cover fence. 36/0

3.2 de Villiers to M Lumb, Bowls short and wide outside off, Lumb went to heave it away and missed out. 32/0

3.1 de Villiers to M Lumb, FOUR! Starts with a drifter on the pads, Lumb tucks it away fine and the ball goes down to the fine leg fence. 32/0

Cornelius de Villers into the attack.

2.6 A Thomas to M Lumb, Lumb has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 28/0

2.5 A Thomas to M Lumb, FOUR! Quality shot this. Thomas bowls a good delivery here, tight length around off, Lumb stays on the back foot and caresses it through covers. 27/0

2.4 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, Bowls short on middle, O'Keefe pulls it away, awkwardly over mid-wicket for one. 23/0

2.3 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, Stays on the back foot and defends that one well. 22/0

2.2 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, O'Keefe shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 22/0

2.1 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, FOUR! A short of a length delivery, outside off at 138 kph, O'Keefe nails it away through coves. 22/0

Thomas into the attack now.

1.6 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Lumb appears to have been struck on the box on the short ball to end the over. 18/0

1.5 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, FOUR! Cracking hit this time. Lumb gets down on the full length delivery and cracks it on the up through covers. 18/0

1.4 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, FOUR! Easy helpings! Short on middle, Lumb turns and pulls it away easily over short fine leg. 14/0

1.3 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Tight line again, defended down well. 10/0

1.2 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Back of a length, Lumb defends. 10/0

1.1 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Starts back of a length on the pads, Lumb is hit high on the pads. 10/0

Ethy Mbhalati to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 E Links to M Lumb, Quick and fast around off, pushed away through mid off and cover for a single to end the 10-run over. 10/0

0.5 E Links to M Lumb, Tight line on the stumps, Lumb defends. 9/0

0.4 E Links to S O'Keefe, On middle, pushed away through covers for one. 9/0

0.3 E Links to S O'Keefe, FOUR! On the off side this time. Another short delivery, O'Keefe goes against the spin and thrashes it through cover. 8/0

0.2 E Links to S O'Keefe, Bowls fast and quick outside off, O'Keefe misses out. 4/0

0.1 E Links to S O'Keefe, FOUR! Pulled away first ball! A short delivery first up, O'Keefe turns and pulls it away past the mid-wicket fielder. 4/0

Commentary (Titans innings)

Stephen O'Keefe was named the Man of the Match for his economical spell and contribution with the bat up the order. With that, we will sign off from here. The big final will be played between Sydney Sixers and Highveld Lions at Johannesburg day after tomorrow. Do join us for that. Till then, farewell!

CJ de Villers was given the job of bowling the last over, trying to defend 8 runs. It came down to the last delivery with a run required. The keeper, Heino Kuhn wanted to come up to the stumps on the last ball but CJ did not want him to. They took a bye off Kuhn's rather poor throw to seal the win. Did that decision backfire on de Villiers?

Sydney Sixers got a distinctively good start with Michael Lumb and the promoted, Stephen O'Keefe, providing a safe platform for the rest to come and capitalize. Unfortunately, they fell down like a pack of cards with two run-outs involving Steven Smith. The momentum then shifted towards Titans, but Rohrer kept Sixers in the hunt.

An enthralling contest comes to an end and the BBL champions, Sydney Sixers move into the finals of the CLT20 in quite a close fashion. They could not help but witness the carnage that was on display from David Wiese while bowling, who took the game away in the later stages, contributed by Henry Davids. They were then left dangling on a thin rope to come back and chase down 164.

19.6 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, Sydney Sixers win by 2 wickets and move into the finals! A short of a length delivery outside off, Cummins misses out on that and Kuhn not only misses the shy, but also throws it quite wayward, wide off the track. A good throw near the non-striker's end could have seen Cummins struggling, who actually had a scuffle with the bowler, slipped and was crawling towards the non-striker's end. 164/8

The last ball jitters creeps us again. The most exciting match of the tournament so far and 1 run is needed off 1 ball. Kuhn wants to stand up to the stumps while CJ is against it. Cummins needs one run anyhow while a wicket is on the cards for the Titans. The infield is covered with the fielders. Here we go then.

19.5 de Villiers to M Starc, A short of a length, Starc gets a top edge on his pull safe on the leg side to take a leg bye. 163/8

19.4 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, LEG BYE! Short down the leg side, Cummins cannot get it away and they rush across. Cornelius for some reason, charges to the ball and slips after landing over it. Takes a nasty hit. 162/8

19.3 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, Not out! And better than that, Cummins gets back on strike! A full ball, Cummins clips it away through mid-wicket and calls for the second. It's a superb call and a risky one though and the throw is at the keeper's end. Kuhn comes across and throws at the stumps, and that delay ensured Cummins's desparate dive didn't go in vain. 161/8

Appeal for a run-out against Cummins! He looks in though.

19.3 de Villiers to Pat Cummins, WIDE! Bowls it short, but well outside off this time. 159/8

Mitchell Starc walks in next.

19.2 de Villiers to Ben Rohrer, OUT! Rohrer won't be the hero today but his splendid effort comes to a premature end. A full length delivery, Rohrer aimed to clear mid off, the ball came off the toe end and Roelef van der Merwe with a pressure catch inside the ring. 158/8

19.1 de Villiers to Ben Rohrer, Wow! That's outrageously brave. A full ball on middle, very full and Rohrer moved right across and scooped it over the keeper's head for a couple. 158/7

The 39-ball 81 run stand between Davids and Wiese looks a very much strong base for the Titans to bowl solidly as they have 163 runs on the board. All the bowlers were taken apart and we'll have to see how Sydney will take this through, especially, missing the services of Shane Watson. Join us back in a while.

The match was going dull as at one stage, Titans lost wickets pretty much in the middle-order even as Henry Davids held onto the rope at one end. But then came on David Wiese, who chose to grace the semifinal occasion with some breath-taking hitting and took 75 runs in five overs along with Henry Davids.

19.6 M Starc to H Davids, Very full, Davids digs it away through mid off for one. 163/5

19.5 M Starc to D Wiese, Full and straight, Wiese just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler. One run added to the total. 162/5

19.4 M Starc to D Wiese, SIX! Wiese was relatively unknown in this tournament but he's picked a perfect stage to announce his presence. Starc bowls full, Wiese slams it away over long off for a 93 m hit. 161/5

19.3 M Starc to D Wiese, FOUR! Good fielding but Smith is unfortunate here. A low full toss, Davids smacks this down the ground, Smith gets around from long on, pulls it back but the ball touches the ropes. 155/5

19.2 M Starc to H Davids, Davids has lofted it over covers. They pick up a single. 151/5

19.2 M Starc to H Davids, WIDE! Slips a full ball down the leg side with the angle. 150/5

2nd T20 fifty for David Wiese!

19.1 M Starc to D Wiese, Full down the leg side, Wiese flicks it away through mid-wicket for one. 149/5

The players take the field and the openers, Jacques Rudolph and Henry Davids will open for Titans. Josh Hazlewood will start off with the new ball as usual.

There is some lightning going on currently behind the stadium. The groundsmen will have to be on their toes.

Toss - Martin van Jaarsveld won the toss and TITANS WILL BAT FIRST. A pretty surprising decision considering the overcast grey conditions, but he is trusting the dew factor later on it seems. Titans go unchanged from their previously played game. Brad Haddin, the captain of the Sydney Sixers, mentions that they have brought back Ben Rohrer in place of Peter Nevill.

Pitch report - It's a sticky wicket and will act two-paced. It will be easier to bat first, but with rain predictions, it's a tricky decision on the toss.

Hello all the second big semi-final of the CLT20 2012. First-timers, Sydney Sixers had looked a pretty superb team with a power-packed bowling unit and they would take on the local side Nashua Titans, whose batting has been the strength throughout the game, in spite of having a good bowling unit. The winner will now go on to meet Highveld Lions, who triumphed over Delhi yesterday. It seems to be a cracking contest.

Cornelius de Villiers to bowl the final over. Just 8 required off 6 balls.

18.6 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, DROPPED BY FARHAAN BEHARDIEN! And more costly, he's allowed two more runs. A full and slow delivery, 113 kph, Cummins went to heave that away but skied it high in the air. Behardien charges down but puts that one down. 156/7

18.5 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, The slower one, 109 kph, Cummins gets beaten. 154/7

18.4 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, SIX! Big moment with the context of the match. It was a full ball, on middle, Cummins slams it flat down the ground and just about clears Eden Links, who tried hard with a spectacular dive. 154/7

18.3 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, Bowls full down the leg side, dug out through mid-wicket and they do well to come back for two. 148/7

18.2 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Right in the blockhole, dug out through point for a single. 146/7

18.1 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Excellent bowling. Bowls it short down the leg side, Rohrer was backing up and he ducked, did not get the wide signal though. 145/7

Mitchell Starc to bowl the last over.

18.6 Pat Cummins to H Davids, SIX! 57 off the last three overs! This is phenomenal stuff. A fuller length delivery. Davids gets right underneath it and smokes it well over the long on fence. 148/5

18.6 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, Two wides. Full and it goes down the leg side, Haddin feels the heat of the pressure and fumbles. They take one. 142/5

18.5 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, Full down the leg side, Wiese aims to flick but it hits his pads. 140/5

18.4 Pat Cummins to H Davids, DROPPED BY NATHAN MCCULLUM! A tough chance though. Full outside off, Davids makes room and whacks it through covers. McCullum dives forward but it's quite low and he manages to grass it. 140/5

18.3 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 139/5

18.2 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, FOUR! Well done. Titans are taking the game away from the Sixers now. Short on middle, Wiese turns with the pull and gets it past the square leg fence. 138/5

50 stand up for Henry Davids and David Wiese!

18.1 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, FOUR! Bowls wide outside off, Wiese aims to crack it away, finds a safe edge which carries down to the third man fence. 134/5

18.1 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, The batsman tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. Wide signalled by the umpire. 130/5

17.6 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Short of a length, pulled away for one. 145/7

17.5 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, FOUR! Powerfully struck! Rohrer gets a length delivery and he absolutely nailed it wide off the long on fielder. 144/7

17.4 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Full length ball, Rohrer mistimes his shot back to Wiese, who stoops low and stops that well. 140/7

17.3 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Chance of a run-out! Length delivery, hit down off the punch to long off. van der Merve shies at the non-striker's end but Cummins would have been short in spite of a dive on the second run. 140/7

17.2 D Wiese to Pat Cummins, Another pitched up delivery, hit away through mid on for a single. 138/7

17.1 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Bowls full, hit down through mid on for one. 137/7

8th T20 fifty for Henry Davids!

17.6 M Henriques to H Davids, FOUR! 23 runs off that over! Short of a length delivery, Davids pulls, it lands short of the fielder, Nic Maddinson who dives for the catch and the ball rolls over the ropes. 129/5

17.5 M Henriques to D Wiese, Driven through mid-off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 125/5

17.4 M Henriques to D Wiese, FOUR! Lucky but all runs will count now. Short down the leg side, Wiese goes to pull, and it finds a bit of bat down the leg side. 124/5

17.3 M Henriques to D Wiese, Bowls slow and on a length, Henriques pushes it through mid off and takes two. 120/5

17.2 M Henriques to D Wiese, SIX! That's been admonished. A short of a length delivery, Wiese comes down on the front foot, and belts it with a pull, 94 metres and again picks out the mid-wicket fence. 118/5

17.1 M Henriques to D Wiese, SIX! Huge, huge, huge hit! Exactly the same shot he hit off Cummins' first ball in the last over but that's gone a long way. Again it's full down the leg side, Wiese flicks it away over mid-wicket, the ball hovers high in the air and came down for a 91 metre hit. 112/5

David Wiese back into the attack.

16.6 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Bowls full, driven down to mid off. There is a good effort to save many runs. 136/7

16.5 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, Short of a length, slow down the leg side, Cummins is caught high on the pads and they take the leg bye. 135/7

16.4 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Short of a length delivery, pulled away straight to deep mid-wicket for a single. 134/7

16.3 A Thomas to Ben Rohrer, Bowls full and fast outside off, punched away straight to extra cover. 133/7

16.2 A Thomas to Pat Cummins, The running has been lethargic today. A length delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket. Cummins does not call for the second but Rohrer charges out. Luckily, the throw is at the non-striker's end in spite of the calls aimed at the striker's end. 133/7

Pat Cummins walks in next.

16.1 A Thomas to N McCullum, OUT! That's plumb in front and McCullum succumbs for a first-ball duck. This was a length delivery, change of pace at 107 kph, McCullum looks to flick but is too late to get hit on the pads. The umpire raises the finger on the appeal 132/7

16.6 Pat Cummins to H Davids, Bowls back of a length, punched away on the off side. 15 runs off that over. 106/5

16.5 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, Short outside off, Wiese dabs it past point to take one. 106/5

16.4 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, FOUR! Off the edge! A short of a length delivery, Wiese went to slice that, found the edge which flew past the reach of Haddin. Titans getting the much-needed run flow now. 105/5

16.3 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, FOUR! A short of a length delivery, around off, Wiese stays on the front foot and pulls it away over wide mid-wicket fence. 101/5

16.2 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, Length outside off, Wiese misses out this time. 97/5

16.1 Pat Cummins to D Wiese, SIX! What a flick! Cummins bowls full down the leg side at 139 kph, Wiese waits and flicks it away over the mid-wicket fence in style. The timing was perfect there. 97/5

Alfonso Thomas is brought back into the attack.

Nathan McCullum walks in next at number 8.

15.6 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, OUT! Caught at long on. That's a big wicket in the name of Moises Henriques. A short of a length delivery, on middle, Henriques comes down the track to pull it away, seems to have mistimes it and the ball swoops down to long on where Eden Links is there to take it. 132/6

15.5 E Mbhalati to Ben Rohrer, Short of a length delivery, pulled down to the fine leg fielder for one. 132/5

15.4 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, Full ball around off, driven down to the fielder at long on for a single. 131/5

15.3 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, SIX! Over the ropes! A short of a length delivery down the leg side, Henriques pulls it away, well over the square leg boundary. 130/5

15.2 E Mbhalati to Ben Rohrer, A short of a length delivery, pulled down to the man at fine leg for a single. 124/5

15.1 E Mbhalati to Ben Rohrer, Starts with a short of a length delivery, Rohrer pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 123/5

15.6 M Henriques to D Wiese, Bowls length outside off, smashed away straight to the fielder at point. There is a shy at the non-striker's end for a single. 91/5

15.5 M Henriques to D Wiese, Henriques takes the pace off the ball again, around off, Wiese went to slap that but the ball goes through past his swooshing blade. 90/5

15.4 M Henriques to D Wiese, Length delivery, 110 kph, dabbed away to point. 90/5

15.3 M Henriques to D Wiese, Good length delivery outside off, smashed away straight to the fielder at point. 90/5

15.2 M Henriques to D Wiese, Bowls full, change of pace at 119 kph, Wiese thumps it away through covers for a couple. 90/5

15.1 M Henriques to D Wiese, Bowls good length outside off, punched away towards extra cover. 88/5

14.6 D Wiese to M Henriques, Full and straight, hit back to Wiese to end the over this time. 121/5

14.5 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Angles in a length delivery, Wiese fails to tickle it away off the pads but gets across for a leg bye. 121/5

14.4 D Wiese to M Henriques, Bowls full and slow, hit down through mid off for a single this time. 120/5

14.3 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Full ball, hit down through mid off for a single. 119/5

14.2 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, This was angled across outside off, Rohrer went to slog that one but missed out. 118/5

14.1 D Wiese to Ben Rohrer, Starts with a length delivery outside off, Rohrer fails to cut it away. 118/5

14.6 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Pushed through quicker, Davids thumps it straight back but O'Keefe does well to stop that. 88/5

14.5 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Bowls low full toss, dabbed away straight to short third man this time. 88/5

14.4 S O'Keefe to D Wiese, Arm ball down, punched down through mid on to rotate the strike. 88/5

14.3 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Low full toss outside off, stroked away through covers for a single this time. 87/5

14.2 S O'Keefe to D Wiese, A touch short, punched down through mid off for a single. 86/5

14.1 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Full and flat at 104 kph, hit down through mid off for a single. 85/5

David Wiese into the attack now.

13.6 van der Merwe to Ben Rohrer, Quick at 107 kph, tucked away through mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 118/5

13.5 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Flighted delivery, pushed away through covers to pinch a run. 117/5

13.4 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Goes to work that one away but gets an outside edge. 116/5

13.3 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Henriques has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 116/5

13.2 van der Merwe to Ben Rohrer, Rohrer flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 116/5

13.1 van der Merwe to Ben Rohrer, Bowls it quick, on middle, Rohrer digs it out well. 115/5

13.6 M Henriques to D Wiese, Goes to work that away but finds a leading edge on the off side. 84/5

13.5 M Henriques to H Davids, Bowls short, Davids punches it away through covers for a single. 84/5

13.4 M Henriques to D Wiese, Bowls good length outside off, punchd away to sweeper cover for one. 83/5

David Wiese walks in next.

13.3 M Henriques to van der Merwe, OUT! Gone caught behind. A short of a length delivery, outside off at 129 kph, van der Merwe made some room to slap that through the off side, found a faint nick and Haddin snaps up the low catch, diving forward. 82/5

13.2 M Henriques to van der Merwe, In the tight line, around off, pushed back to the bowler. 82/4

13.1 M Henriques to H Davids, Davids has punched that ball through the offside. The batsmen have run through for a single. 82/4

12.6 E Links to Ben Rohrer, Outside off, pushed away through covers for a single to end the over. 115/5

12.5 E Links to Ben Rohrer, Gets right down and flicks it away to mid-wicket. 114/5

12.4 E Links to M Henriques, Henriques has played it to the point region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 114/5

Ben Rohrer walks in next.

12.3 E Links to S Smith, OUT! Sydney are castling themselves down here. A short delivery, Smith aims to tuck it away but is caught on the pads. Smith is not ready for the single but Henriques is down the track. Smith is forced to sacrifice the wicket on Kuhn's throw to Links at the non-striker's end. 113/5

12.2 E Links to M Henriques, Gets down and hits it through mid on for a single. 113/4

12.1 E Links to M Henriques, SIX! Slogged away! A flat delivery at 95 kph, Henriques sits down and slogs it away over the mid-wicket fence for a 87 meter hit. 112/4

12.6 Pat Cummins to H Davids, Good length delivery, Davids pushes it through covers to take one. 81/4

12.5 Pat Cummins to van der Merwe, Bowls short, 144 kph, van der Merve goes back and punches it away for one. 80/4

Roelef van der Merve walks in next.

12.4 Pat Cummins to F Behardien, OUT! Straight to the man. A full length delivery, Behardien aims to lift that one away over the cover region but picks out McCullum is there inside the circle to take a fine catch. 79/4

12.3 Pat Cummins to H Davids, Bowls full, 142 kph, driven down to mid off for a single. 79/3

12.2 Pat Cummins to H Davids, FOUR! Good shot! A short of a length delivery, Davids rolls his wrists over and pulls it into the empty square leg fence. 78/3

12.1 Pat Cummins to H Davids, Bowls full outside off, Davids smacks it away over covers. Maddinson with a dive to stop a certain boundary. 74/3

11.6 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Henriques has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total. 106/4

11.5 van der Merwe to S Smith, Drops it a bit short, flicked away through mid-wicket this time to rotate the strike. 105/4

11.4 van der Merwe to M Henriques, Loopy on off, driven down through mid off this time to take one more. 104/4

11.3 van der Merwe to S Smith, Bowls on middle, Smith tucks it away through mid-wicket and takes a single. 103/4

11.2 van der Merwe to S Smith, Again tossed up, Smith gets down to flick but finds a leading edge. 102/4

11.1 van der Merwe to M Henriques, A touch short, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 102/4

Pat Cummins is the bowling change.

11.6 J Hazlewood to H Davids, A touch short outside off, Davids goes for a whack but gets a top edge down to third man to take one. End of a fine spell from Hazlewood. 72/3

11.5 J Hazlewood to F Behardien, Length outside off, Behardien pats it away past point to take one. 71/3

11.4 J Hazlewood to H Davids, LBW and a chance of a run-out! A good length delivery, Davids went to flick it away but is rapped straight on the pads. Huge appeal but the umpire turned it down, the ball goes to Rohrer at point, who misses his shy as Farhaan tries to get back with a dive, the throw missed the mark or Behardien would have been a goner. 70/3

11.3 J Hazlewood to H Davids, Bowls full this time at 138 kph, smacked away straight to cover. 69/3

11.2 J Hazlewood to H Davids, A fuller length delivery outside off, Davids lofts it away over covers for a couple. 69/3

11.1 J Hazlewood to H Davids, Hits the good length outside off, Davids went for the slog on the leg side but missed out. 67/3

10.6 E Mbhalati to S Smith, Smith shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 101/4

10.5 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, DROPPED BY de Villers! That's a big wicket and it's a tough catch though. Short of a length delivery, Henriques pulls it and it goes over the infield towards mid-wicket, de Villers goes back for the catch but puts the tough chance down. 101/4

10.4 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, A touch short, punched away through covers where there is a good fielding attempt. 98/4

10.3 E Mbhalati to S Smith, Bowls full, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 98/4

10.2 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, A touch short, Henriques has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot and they take the leg byes. 97/4

10.1 E Mbhalati to M Henriques, FOUR! Fine start to the innings. A full length delivery, 138 kph, Henriques flicks it well through mid-wicket and takes a boundary. 96/4

10.6 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Leaves his crease but flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 67/3

10.5 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Gets right across and hits it through mid on for a single. 67/3

10.4 S O'Keefe to H Davids, A touch short, Davids punches it straight to cover. 66/3

10.3 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Darts it in, Davids has taken the risk and lofted it over the covers. Easy two there. 66/3

10.2 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Tossed up again, Davids steps out and pushes it away. 64/3

10.1 S O'Keefe to H Davids, SIX! He will take a move on from now. He has hit this down the ground in spectacular fashion. A flighted delivery, Davids gets down the track and lofts it straight down the ground for a 98 m hit. 64/3

Moises Henriques walks in.

9.6 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, OUT! The Titans are right back in this match, a moment of madness from the batsmen and Maddinson has to walk off. A touch short, Maddinson dabs it down towards short third man. Smith calls for the single and Maddinson has to go for it. The keeper, Kuhn throws at the non-striker's end and that's the end of Maddinson. 92/4

Steven Smith walks in next.

9.5 van der Merwe to B Haddin, OUT! Caught in the deep and the spinners are doing the job for Titans! The skipper departs this time. A tossed up delivery, Haddin sits down and sweeps it high into the air over mid-wicket. Links gets down from the ropes and does well to take the catch. 92/3

9.4 van der Merwe to B Haddin, Flighted, Haddin gets down to flick but gets an edge on the off side. 92/2

9.3 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Maddinson plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 92/2

9.2 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Huge shout for LBW! Close one that. Tossed up and it spins in. Maddinson sits down to sweep but is caught on the pads. They go up but umpire is not interested. It's very close. 91/2

9.1 van der Merwe to B Haddin, Well tossed up, driven down through covers for a single this time. 91/2

9.6 J Hazlewood to F Behardien, Bowls length outside off at 136 kph, Behardien stamps out of the crease and lofts it away over covers to take a couple. 58/3

The seam has split up from the middle and the umpires are changing the ball now.

9.5 J Hazlewood to F Behardien, A good length delivery at 139 kph, hit down on the up but straight to the fielder at mid on. 56/3

9.4 J Hazlewood to H Davids, Bowls full at 137 kph, flicked away through square leg for a single. 56/3

9.3 J Hazlewood to F Behardien, Another pitched up delivery, 136 kph, hit down through mid off to rotate the strike. 55/3

9.2 J Hazlewood to H Davids, Bowls full, this time it's driven through mid off for one. 54/3

9.1 J Hazlewood to H Davids, Bowls full outside off, 136 kph, Davids goes to drive that away but misses out. 53/3

8.6 E Links to Nic Maddinson, Flat and quick, driven through mid off for a couple. 90/2

8.5 E Links to B Haddin, Haddin has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single. 88/2

8.4 E Links to Nic Maddinson, Tight around middle, tucked away through mid-wicket to take one. 87/2

8.3 E Links to B Haddin, On middle, 92 kph, tucked away off the pads for a single. 86/2

Brad Haddin walks in next.

8.2 E Links to S O'Keefe, OUT! Cleaned him up. Stephen O'Keefe has done his job after getting a promotion. Fast and quick, 101 kph, O'Keefe went down for the slog-sweep, missed and the ball crashes onto the middle stump. 85/2

8.1 E Links to S O'Keefe, Flat and quick at 99 kph, driven straight back. 85/1

Josh Hazlewood back into the attack. A bit of delay going into this over. Oh yes, the issue is just behind the stumps at the landing area.

8.6 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Darts it in, Behardien pushes it right back to O'Keefe to end the over. 53/3

8.5 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Bowls it around off, Behardien dabs it past point and takes a couple of runs. 53/3

8.4 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, A touch flighted, Behardien drives it straight down the ground. 51/3

8.3 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Gets down and pushes it down to mid on, the fielder does well there. 51/3

8.2 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Gets right across and flicks it away to mid-wicket. 51/3

8.1 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Flatter down the leg side, Davids aims to tuck it but finds it going off the pads for a leg bye. 51/3

7.6 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Flat and quick, Maddinson defends. 85/1

7.6 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, WIDE! Full and quick down the leg side, Maddinson misses out to flick. 85/1

7.5 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, FOUR! Placement. van der Merwe bowls short, Maddinson rocks back and cuts it in the gap through short third man and point. 84/1

7.4 van der Merwe to S O'Keefe, On the pads, O'Keefe turns it down fine and takes a single. 80/1

7.3 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Drives it through mid on for a single. 79/1

7.2 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, Flat and quick, 106 kph, van der Merwe digs it out well. 78/1

7.1 van der Merwe to Nic Maddinson, SIX! Huge hit first up! van der Merwe drags it short, Maddinson rocks back and pulls it away through square leg fence. 78/1

7.6 M Henriques to F Behardien, Behardien has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 50/3

7.5 M Henriques to H Davids, Goes back and punches it away for a single. 50/3

7.4 M Henriques to F Behardien, Bowls short outside off, angled down off the outside edge to third man to rotate the strike. 49/3

7.3 M Henriques to H Davids, Misfield. A length delivery outside off, Davids hits it away to deep backward point. Lumb fumbles while throwing and allows the third run. 48/3

7.2 M Henriques to F Behardien, Bowls length on the pads, 133 kph, tucked away on the leg side for one. 45/3

7.1 M Henriques to H Davids, Bowls full, 111 kph, driven through mid on for a single. 44/3

Roelef van der Merwe into the attack now.

6.6 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, FOUR! That's thumped in style! Short of a length, 128 kph, O'Keefe pulls it away ferociously and it goes on a bounce to the mid-wicket fence. 72/1

6.5 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Bowls short, O'Keefe pulls the slower delivery away over mid-wicket. Thomas gets around in the deep from long and cuts it off with the slide. 68/1

6.4 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, FOUR! Misfield but that's a tough call. Short of a length delivery, O'Keefe thumps it hard with the pull, the ball goes on a half-volley, at rocket speed and sneaks in through the legs of Mbhalati. 66/1

6.3 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Short of a length, O'Keefe pulls it away for a couple. 62/1

6.2 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, A shortish delivery, O'Keefe punches it away on the off side. 60/1

6.1 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Bowls short around off, O'Keefe misses out on that. 60/1

Moises Henriques into the attack.

6.6 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Flatter, 92 kph, driven through covers for a couple. 43/3

6.5 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Short ball outside off, punched away on the off side. 41/3

6.4 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, Gets down the track to a flighted delivery but is hit on the pads, the ball rolls towards short third man. 41/3

6.3 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Goes right back and punches it away on the off side for one. 41/3

6.2 S O'Keefe to H Davids, Gets right across and pushes it through cover. 40/3

6.1 S O'Keefe to F Behardien, On the pads, tucked away through square leg to rotate the strike. 40/3

5.6 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Short of a length delivery, on middle, Lumb attempts to pull but gets a bottom edge, down to the keeper. 60/1

5.5 E Mbhalati to S O'Keefe, Short of a length outside off, angled down to the third man fence off the edge for a single. 60/1

5.4 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Short of a length delivery on middle, tapped down towards point for a quick single. 59/1

5.3 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Bowls fuller on the pads, smacked back straight to the bowler. 58/1

5.2 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, Length delivery, Maddinson pushes it straight to point. 58/1

5.1 E Mbhalati to Nic Maddinson, FOUR! Up and over and Maddinson's on the move straightaway. A full length delivery outside off, Maddinson backs away and lofts it over point. 58/1

Stephen O'Keefe into the attack.

5.6 M Starc to F Behardien, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 39/3

5.5 M Starc to F Behardien, The wrong end! Chance of a run-out! A good length delivery, Behardien taps it down on the leg side. Davids is down the ground and he slips. Starc hits the direct hit, but at the wrong end where Behardien gets back safely. 38/3

5.4 M Starc to F Behardien, Bowls full, Behardien gets down and hits it through covers. Rohrer with a misfield and they take two. 38/3

Farhaan Behardien walks in next at number 5.

5.3 M Starc to van Jaarsveld, OUT! Straight to the man! Starc is on the wicket list once again. A full ball outside off, van Jaarsveld was looking to clear the cover region but got it tamely off the bat and Cummins is there inside the circle to accept the simple chance. 36/3

5.2 M Starc to van Jaarsveld, FOUR! Fine strike! A good length delivery, 138 kph, van Jaarsveld leans and plays it well through covers. 36/2

5.1 M Starc to van Jaarsveld, Appeal for LBW! Bowls full, 137 kph, it was pitched outside leg and went straight on to strike the pads of van Jaarsveld. A slight appeal for LBW but the umpire turned it down. 32/2

4.6 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, O'Keefe has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 54/1

Ethy Mbhalati comes back into the attack.

Nic Maddinson walks in.

4.5 A Thomas to M Lumb, OUT! There's a wicket finally. Thomas bowls slow this time, full on off, Lumb is pretty early into the shot and skies it into the air. van Jaarsveld settles under it at cover. 54/1

4.4 A Thomas to M Lumb, Pitches it up further down the leg side, Lumb attempts to flick but is hit on the pads. 54/0

4.4 A Thomas to M Lumb, WIDE! Second of the over. Again hits the leg stump line and it moves down. Lumb went across to flick but missed it. 54/0

4.3 A Thomas to M Lumb, Fuller length on leg, Lumb fails to flick and is rapped on the pads. 53/0

4.3 A Thomas to M Lumb, WIDE! Pressure gets on Thomas now. Full down the leg side, Lumb misses out. 53/0

4.2 A Thomas to M Lumb, FOUR! Fantastic. 50 up in 26 balls for Sydney. Again it's length, Lumb shimmies down and waits, picks it up and dispatches it down for a one-bounce boundary at long on. 52/0

4.1 A Thomas to M Lumb, SIX! Boy, that's a magnificient hit. A good length delivery, Lumb gives the charge, takes it on the up and smacks it wide off mid-wicket. 88 metres this. 48/0

4.6 Pat Cummins to van Jaarsveld, van Jaarsveld has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 32/2

4.5 Pat Cummins to H Davids, Davids has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 31/2

4.4 Pat Cummins to H Davids, Bowls length outside off, Davids went to hook that, the ball stayed low and Haddin could not handle the awkward bounce. They take two byes. 30/2

4.3 Pat Cummins to H Davids, A good length delivery, on middle, Davids flicks it away to the man at fine leg for a couple as the fielder was a bit late in coming around. 28/2

4.2 Pat Cummins to H Davids, FOUR! That's a cracking hit! A good length delivery, 142 kph on middle, Davids goes a bit deep and cracks it off the back foot through the cover region. 26/2

4.1 Pat Cummins to H Davids, A short of a length delivery outside off at 140 kph, Davids punches it well straight to the cover fielder. 22/2

3.6 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, FOUR! Off the edge! Lucky O'Keefe. In the channel outside off, 139 kph, O'Keefe pushes at it and the ball flies past the slip region. 42/0

3.5 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, Short of a length outside off, skids off the turf, O'Keefe went to heave it away but was done in by the bounce. 38/0

3.5 de Villiers to S O'Keefe, WIDE! Bowls the leg-sided line and moves down with the angle. 38/0

3.4 de Villiers to M Lumb, A touch short outside off, Lumb punches it towards mid off for a quick run. 37/0

3.3 de Villiers to M Lumb, FOUR! Up and over! Sydney are off to well and truly flier. Length and it's there outside off, Lumb flays hard and clears the infield. One bounce into the cover fence. 36/0

3.2 de Villiers to M Lumb, Bowls short and wide outside off, Lumb went to heave it away and missed out. 32/0

3.1 de Villiers to M Lumb, FOUR! Starts with a drifter on the pads, Lumb tucks it away fine and the ball goes down to the fine leg fence. 32/0

Pat Cummins is the first expected bowling change.

Brad Haddin gets a bit of taping on his fingers.

Martin van Jaarsveld walks in next at number 4.

3.6 M Starc to H Kuhn, OUT! Starc hits top of off stump for one more time. That shows his form as well. Marginally short, 137 kph, Kuhn was looking to pull that off the shortish length, the ball goes through and hits the off stump. 22/2

3.5 M Starc to H Kuhn, A short of a length delivery, around off and moves away from the angle, Davids went to pull that, the ball caught the shoulder and went down to the keeper. 22/1

3.4 M Starc to H Kuhn, Kuhn shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 22/1

3.3 M Starc to H Kuhn, Bowls full this time, Kuhn drives it down to mid on and they come across for a quick run. 22/1

3.2 M Starc to H Davids, Good length down the pads, Davids aims to tuck it around but catches his pads and goes away for a leg bye. 22/1

3.1 M Starc to H Davids, SIX! It's been dispatched in emphatic fashion. This was full and right up there on off at 142 kph, Davids goes down with a loft over long and makes a pretty picture with the follow-through. 21/1

Cornelius de Villers into the attack.

2.6 A Thomas to M Lumb, Lumb has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 28/0

2.5 A Thomas to M Lumb, FOUR! Quality shot this. Thomas bowls a good delivery here, tight length around off, Lumb stays on the back foot and caresses it through covers. 27/0

2.4 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, Bowls short on middle, O'Keefe pulls it away, awkwardly over mid-wicket for one. 23/0

2.3 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, Stays on the back foot and defends that one well. 22/0

2.2 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, O'Keefe shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 22/0

2.1 A Thomas to S O'Keefe, FOUR! A short of a length delivery, outside off at 138 kph, O'Keefe nails it away through coves. 22/0

2.6 J Hazlewood to H Kuhn, FOUR! Pulled away in style. Josh sticks to the short delivery at 137 kph, around off, Kuhn does not fiddle much with his feet, stays and whacks it through the mid-wicket region. 15/1

2.5 J Hazlewood to H Kuhn, In the corridor of uncertainty, outside off and once again Kuhn misses out on slashing that one. 11/1

2.4 J Hazlewood to H Kuhn, FOUR! Gone off the edge! Hazlewood lets it go short outside off, Kuhn was aiming to go over point but found the edge past the slip region for a boundary. 11/1

2.3 J Hazlewood to H Kuhn, A short of a length delivery, on middle, Kuhn gets up to flick but is hit high on the pads. 7/1

2.2 J Hazlewood to H Kuhn, Another length delivery, Kuhn misses out yet again. 7/1

2.1 J Hazlewood to H Kuhn, Bowls back of a length outside off, Kuhn looks to force it away on the off side but fails to make any contact. 7/1

Thomas into the attack now.

1.6 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Lumb appears to have been struck on the box on the short ball to end the over. 18/0

1.5 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, FOUR! Cracking hit this time. Lumb gets down on the full length delivery and cracks it on the up through covers. 18/0

1.4 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, FOUR! Easy helpings! Short on middle, Lumb turns and pulls it away easily over short fine leg. 14/0

1.3 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Tight line again, defended down well. 10/0

1.2 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Back of a length, Lumb defends. 10/0

1.1 E Mbhalati to M Lumb, Starts back of a length on the pads, Lumb is hit high on the pads. 10/0

1.6 M Starc to H Davids, A back of a length delivery, 144 kph, Davids hops up and defends. 7/1

1.5 M Starc to H Kuhn, Kuhn guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 7/1

1.4 M Starc to H Kuhn, FOUR! That's a good looking drive. Well wide and full outside off, Kuhn leans into his stride and drives it well through the cover region. 6/1

1.3 M Starc to H Kuhn, Kuhn has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 2/1

1.2 M Starc to H Kuhn, Bowls length outside off, 137 kph, dabbed away to point. 2/1

1.1 M Starc to H Kuhn, Stays on the back foot and defends. 2/1

Ethy Mbhalati to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 E Links to M Lumb, Quick and fast around off, pushed away through mid off and cover for a single to end the 10-run over. 10/0

0.5 E Links to M Lumb, Tight line on the stumps, Lumb defends. 9/0

0.4 E Links to S O'Keefe, On middle, pushed away through covers for one. 9/0

0.3 E Links to S O'Keefe, FOUR! On the off side this time. Another short delivery, O'Keefe goes against the spin and thrashes it through cover. 8/0

0.2 E Links to S O'Keefe, Bowls fast and quick outside off, O'Keefe misses out. 4/0

0.1 E Links to S O'Keefe, FOUR! Pulled away first ball! A short delivery first up, O'Keefe turns and pulls it away past the mid-wicket fielder. 4/0

Heino Kuhn is promoted up at number 3.

0.6 J Hazlewood to J Rudolph, OUT! Caught in the deep and Sydney draw first blood in removing the Titans' top run-scorer of the tournament. A short of a length delivery outside off, 137 kph, Rudolph slashes hard and the ball flies off the edge over point. Lumb gets around at third man and pouches it safe. 2/1

0.5 J Hazlewood to J Rudolph, Rudolph has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 2/0

0.4 J Hazlewood to H Davids, Poor fielding! Good length delivery on middle, Davids pulls it towards mid-wicket for one where there is a slight misfield. 2/0

0.3 J Hazlewood to J Rudolph, Off the mark! Length delivery on middle, turned away to fine leg for a single. 1/0

0.2 J Hazlewood to J Rudolph, Stays back and squirts it into the ground. 0/0

0.1 J Hazlewood to J Rudolph, Looks to flick but misses and the ball brushes the pads, the keeper dives to his left to stop it. 0/0