SA bag Hong Kong Sixes crown

2012-10-28 12:06
Colin Ingram (File)
Hong Kong - South Africa won the Hong Kong Sixes Tournament for the second time in four years when they beat the defending champions Pakistan by a convincing 37-run margin in the final on Sunday.
In addition to the prestigious trophy the tournament carries prize money of $40 000 (R350 000) for the winners.

Colin Ingram, South Africa's skipper, was named man-of-the-final for his performance in scoring 34 runs off 6 balls (5 sixes and a four) before he had to retire in terms of the tournament rules and then taking 3/28 in his eight-ball over.

South Africa batted first and piled up 142/2 off 40 balls (five eight-ball overs) with four of the batsmen retiring not out and then dismissed Pakistan for 105 with six balls left unused.

“Full marks to coach Vinnie Barnes, captain Colin Ingram and the rest of the players for an excellent achievement that saw them win all their matches on the final day including beating Pakistan twice,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) Acting CEO Jacques Faul.

“This tournament grows in prestige all the time and Asia is a very important area in which to grow the Protea brand. It fully justifies our decision to send the strongest possible team to Hong Kong and I would like to thank our franchises for their support in this regard.

“The Pakistan team that we played in the final included experienced internationals in Kamran and Umar Akmal as well as Junaid Khan.

“It was really pleasing to see our boys play the final so well and they were in command throughout,” concluded Faul.




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