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Yorkshire suffer eight wicket defeat in Champions League t20 opener
3:01pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in Sport
YORKSHIRE were beaten by eight wickets in their opening Champions League t20 clash with Sydney Sixers in Cape Town.
The Tykes were restricted to 96-9 after winning the toss and electing to bat first. Joe Root top-scored with 25, while Phil Jaques made 21 at the top of the order.
Former Yorkshire overseas bowler Mitchell Starc claimed 3-22 from his four overs.
The Australians then breezed to victory, scoring 98-2 from only 8.5 overs, with ex-Yorkshire batsman Michael Lumb leading the way with an unbeaten 43 off 24 balls.
Yorkshire's next group 'B' game is against Mumbai Indians on Thursday.