Sixers vs. Titans: Recap, Score & More from Champions League T20 2012 Semifinal

Ryan DavenportContributor ISeptember 24, 2016

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 26: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Titans celebrate the wicket of Michael Lumb during the Karbonn Smart CLT20 Semi Final match between Nashua Titans and Sydney Sixers at SuperSport Park on October 26, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.
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The Sydney Sixers shocked the Nashua Titans in the late stages of the Champions League Twenty20 semifinal, earning themselves the opportunity to face the Highvield Lions in the tournament final on Sunday.

It wasn't easy for Sydney, as they needed eight runs in the final over to defeat the South African side, who qualified for the tournament as the 2012 T20 MiWay champions.

In the end though, Pat Cummins helped put the Titans away in thrilling fashion, and the Sixers won the match by a final score of 164-163.

Offensively, Sydney enjoyed strong performances by Steve O'Keefe and Michael Lump, who each contributed over 30 runs a piece in the winning effort.

However, after helping the Sixers take a commanding lead over the Titans, each was dismissed, and things began to fall apart for Sydney.

At one point, it appeared as though the Titans were poised to earn a berth in what would've been an all-South African championship match, as Nashua erased the margin once O'Keefe and Lump were dismissed.

The Titans, lead by David Wise's 61-run outing and Henry Davis' 59-run performance, took the lead and were ahead by seven runs going into the final over.

But the Sixers had the answer in the end, as Cummins eyed his opportunity, and clinched the victory for Sydney on a bye.