South Africa win the Hong Kong Sixes in dramatic final

Monday 2nd November 2009

Defending champions England, including Kent“s Darren Stevens, crashed out of the Hong Kong Sixes at the group cup stage after three successive defeats.

Earlier, England had progressed to Saturday“s cup phase, despite losing their final game of the group phase against Sri Lanka. Kent“s Stevens showed his quality with the bat, hitting 32 in the win over India before being forced to retire.

The event, at the Kowloon Cricket Club, was won by South Africa in dramatic fashion. Farhaan Behardien smashed a six off the final delivery of the tournament as they beat Hong Kong in the competition showpiece.

Set a total of 98 runs to win the title for a third time, the South Africans left it late to claim the trophy – and the first prize of US$55,000 – when Behardien thumped Mark Wright“s final ball into the stands to the delight of his team mates.

Photo: Sarah Ansell