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Yorkshire finish winless after loss to Super Kings

Monday 22nd October 2012
Azeem Rafiq.

Yorkshire have failed to register a win in the 2012 Champions League 2012 but have put in some fine performances with their trio of Barnsley CC players impressing.

 

After winning their qualifying matches last week, Yorkshire have been beaten three teams while the other match was called off due to rain.

 

Their last match was against Indian side was on Monday against Chennai Super Kings who chased down 140 to win with six balls to spare. Gary Ballance – who has barely featured for his club Barnsley in the last two seasons due to Yorkshire commitments – smashed five sixes in his excellent 58 while Shaw Lane regular Oliver Hannon-Dalby took two wickets. Azeem Rafiq did not strike but has finished as Yorkshire's top wicket-taker in the group stage alongside Steve Patterson.

 

Rafiq impressed on Saturday with 14 off four overs but the Highveld Lions managed to chase down 131 with four balls left.

 

On Thursday night, rain stopped play with Mumbai Indians on 157 for six in the 18th over. Rafiq had taken two wickets and two catches but was also hit for consecutive sixes off his final two balls by Harbajan Singh as he finished with two for 36.

 

Yorkshire's first game was on Tuesday when they posted a disappointing 96 for nine which Sydney Sixers eclipsed inside nine overs, despite Rafiq taking one of two wickets to fall.

 

Yorkshire will return home after their final game against the Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.