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New South Wales beat Sussex Sharks by 35 runs

Published: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 19:40 [IST]
 
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NSW beat  Sussex Sharks by 35 runs

New Delhi: New South Wales Blues stormed into second round of the Champions League after thrashing Sussex by 35 runs in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket at Ferozeshah Kotla stadium here Sunday.

Electing to bat first, New South Wales Blues scored 139 for two in their stipulated 20 overs. Hughes made 62 off 64 balls while Henriques scored a quickfire 51 off 33 balls. Henriques innings was studded with three fours and two big sixes.

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Chasing a modest target of 130, Sussex were off to a horrendous start as they lost skipper Ed Joyce first ball in the opening over.

Even though, Hamilton-Brown and Smith both made good starts but failed to kick on - and opener Chris Nash stayed for almost 13 overs only to flick Henriques to Stuart Clark at fine-leg.

Sussex lost wickets at regular intervals and could only muster 95-8.

Henriques also shone with the ball with the figures of 23 for 3.

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