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Warriors 138 for 3 (Ingram 56*) beat Lions 136 for 7 (Hendricks 32, Ingram 2-24) by seven wickets Scorecard Colin Ingrams unbeaten 56 saw the Warriors qualify for their first T20 final in five seasons since the 2011-12 summer. Kevin Durant Jersey . The Warriors finished second in the league phase and beat the third-placed Lions in a playoff on a slow Port Elizabeth pitch to set up a meeting with the table-topping Titans on Friday.The home side had their bowlers to thank for setting up a straightforward chase after the Lions squandered a strong start. They slipped from 77 for 2 at the halfway stage to add just 59 runs in the last 10 overs, in which they also lost four wickets for 10 runs. None of the Lions batsmen scored more than 32 runs.Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks put on 30 in the first three overs but Kyle Abbott pulled them back with a strangling second over which exposed the Lions batsmen. They played as though they were at altitude but the big hits did not get over the boundary. Van der Dussen swung and missed, Temba Bavuma and Hendricks swung and holed out and it was up to the middle order to post a competitive total.Mangaliso Mosehle looked likeliest to anchor the second-half of the innings but was bowled by Jon-Jon Smuts and that sparked the collapse. Nicky van den Burgh went back to an Ingram delivery and missed the cut shot while Wiaan Mulder and Hardus Viljoen were dismissed in the space of three balls in the penultimate over to leave the Lions well short of a winning total.Warriors paced their chase well and even though they lost Smuts in the third over and Clyde Fortuin as the Powerplay came to an end, they were in a strong position at 48 for 2. Ingram had only faced nine balls at that stage and was content to rotate strike and let his team-mates attack while he settled in.None of the Lions attack was able to maintain the control needed to put pressure on the Warriors and Ingram bided his time until he was joined by Christiaan Jonker. With the right mix of aggression and caution, the pair put on 78 runs off 64 balls and eased the Warriors to victory with 10 balls to spare. Ingrams fifty came off 43 balls and was his third of the tournament. Smuts continued to lead the run charts, 14 ahead of Farhaan Behardien, who he will go head-to-head against in the final. Shawn Kemp Thunder Jersey . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands. Kyle Singler Jersey . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. https://www.thunderrookiesshop.com/Devon-Hall-City-Edition-Jersey/ SYDNEY -- Former top-ranked American Jordan Spieth yielded the spotlight in Thursdays first round of the Australian Open to a pair of rising local stars: U.S. amateur champion Curtis Luck and rookie professional Lucas Herbert.Herbert and Luck both shot 5-under 67 to lead the tournament by a shot from a group of five players including the 51-year-old Australian Peter OMalley who shared the lead until he bogeyed his final hole.World No.5 Spieth was a further shot back among a group of eight players, including seven Australians, at 3-under 69.Former champion and local favorite Adam Scott contended with tougher conditions after a late tee-off and finished at 1-over, in a tie for 71st.Herbert was the leading amateur at the 2014 Australian Open when, still a teenager, he drove from Melbourne to Sydney and slept overnight in his parents car before qualifying and finishing 23rd overall.He missed the 2015 Open and used Twitter to plead for an invitation to join the field at this years tournament at the Royal Sydney Golf Club. In a series of tweets, Herbert pointed out he had been featured in promotional footage for the tournament and said hed be willing to sleep in the carpark again to get the vibes back from 2014.I was a bit of a cheeky on Twitter, he said. I shared a few tweets on Friday afternoon with (organizers).Maybe it helped, I dont really know bbut all I know is the next day I had an invite. Kyle Singler Thunder Jersey. erbert had five birdies in a flawless 67 while Luck had a more rollercoaster ride on the par-72, 6,344 meter layout, carding seven birdies and two bogies.Luck was drawn to play alongside Spieth after a stellar season in which he won the U.S. Amateur Championship, the Asia-Pacific Championship and the professional West Australian Open.I had two great playing partners in Geoff (Ogilvy) and Jordan and they made it a lot of fun for me and obviously I played quite well, he said. Believe it or not, I wasnt actually that nervous and it was purely because Geoff and Jordan are so casual and so legitimately nice that we were chatting on the first tee before Id even teed off.Spieth was equally full of praise for his young playing partner.He was better composed than I was, no doubt, he said. Certainly, I learned a bit from him today on that side of things.He was smiling the whole time, really enjoying himself. I got a little frustrated there when I was hitting it close and just couldnt capitalize.He could have shot even par for the day and instead he turned that into 5-under there in the middle of the round, so thats the kind of stuff that is unteachable, and he has that. ' ' '