Sunrisers join Volts in CLT20 main event

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The Sunrisers Hyderabad made light work of their Champions League T20 qualifier against the Faisalabad Wolves, winning by six wickets to advance to the tournament proper, joining the Otago Volts in doing so.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad made light work of their Champions League T20 qualifier against the Faisalabad Wolves, winning by six wickets to advance to the tournament proper, joining the Otago Volts in doing so.

The Volts had qualified earlier on Wednesday, beating Kandurata, and the Sunrisers also made it two from two, thanks to another half century from skipper Shikhar Dhawan, thus making it four IPL teams in the tournament.

The Wolves batted first and once again had to rely on Pakistan veteran Misbah-ul-Haq to put up a remotely decent score. They made 127 for five in their 20 overs, with Misbah scoring 56 of those runs off 40 balls.

He struck five sixes in that knock, and only Ammar Mahmood was able to do anything similar, making 31. The Sunrisers shared the wickets to fall, with Darren Sammy, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Karan Sharma and Thisara Perera taking one each.

The Sunrisers reached the target with 15 balls to spare, with JP Duminy and Sammy unbeaten in the middle on 20 and 14 respectively. Earlier, Dhawan had added 59 runs to the 71 he made in the first match, leaving his team mates to wrap up the game.

Otago and Hyderabad still have to play each other in the qualifying stage, but it's a formality, while the Wolves and Maroons will face each other just to get a win on the board before going home.

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