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Eagles restrict the Sharks on slow pitch


Pace duo of Cornelius de Villiers and Dillion du Preez scalped two wickets each as Diamond Eagles restricted Sussex Sharks to a modest 119 for seven wickets in a Champions League Twenty20 Group B match.

Luke Wright (19 off 12 balls) played a cameo upfront, while Edmund Joyce (21) and Joe Gatting (25) contributed in the middle to set the run-a-ball target on a tricky Ferozeshah Kotla wicket.

de Villiers and du Preez were the early destroyers for Eagles, picking two wickets each giving away 20 and 23 runs respectively.

Drafted into the squad in place of injured James Pattinson, Wright, in Chris Nash's company, gave an explosive start to the Sussex.

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