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Sixers firm favourites

Centurion: A rampaging Sydney Sixers would look to maintain their winning momentum and book a berth in the final when they take on local side Titans in the second semi-final of the Champions League T20 here on Friday.

Sixers are the only side to have won all their four group matches and they are the most all-round team in the tournament with balance in batting, bowling and fielding departments.

The Australian side had beaten all their opponents in the first three Group B matches and the only time they had been put to test was when they clashed with last year’s champions Mumbai Indians in their last league game.

That match was played without the recent World T20 Player of the Tournament Shane Watson who had been called back by his Board to prepare for the home series against South Africa.

But in that match also, their bowlers, who have been in impressive form, stifled the star-studded Mumbai batting order to restrict them to 124 and ensure that the Sixers remain unbeaten and go into Friday’s semi-finals high on confidence. (PTI)