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Faf du Plessis (Gallo)
Faf du Plessis (Gallo)

 

Tuesday, 24 January

  • Paarl Royals beat Sunrisers Eastern Cape by 5 wickets.
  • Joburg Super Kings beat Durban's Super Giants by 8 wickets.

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24 January 21:02

MATCH REPORT - Fabulous Faf's ton helps Joburg Super Kings triumph over Durban's Super Giants

Joburg Super Kings have kept their chances of making the knock-out stages of the SA20 alive with an 8-wicket win over the Durban Super Giants at the Wanderers on Tuesday evening after a superb 113* - the first of the tournament - by skipper Faf du Plessis.

Set 179 to win, the Super Kings started extremely slowly, scoring just 25/0 off the first 5 overs as Kyler Mayers, Keshav Maharaj, and Reece Topley kept Du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks in check.

Hendricks struggled to find his range, but Du Plessis started to accelerate the score, with the Super Kings reaching 57/0 after 8 overs. 

While the run rate had increased significantly, the Super Kings still needed to bat at 10 runs per over if they had any hope of winning the encounter, but importantly, the openers had laid the perfect platform. 

The pitch remained tricky, and after 10 overs, the Super Kings, on 72/0, needed 107 off 60 balls as the run rate began to climb.

Du Plessis launched in the 12th over, smashing Jason Holder for a four and two sixes as he moved to his 50 off 33 balls. 

The Super Kings' skipper continued to attack the bowling, and at the end of the 15th over, in which he took 21 runs off brother-in-law Hardus Viljoen, he had moved to 91 off 50 with his team needing 48 off the final five overs. 

That spurred Hendricks into action as he launched Simon Harmer for a four and two sixes, while Du Plessis added another six leaving the home side needing just over a run a ball for the final four overs. 

Topley returned to the attack and finally got the breakthrough for the Super Giants as Hendricks was caught by Wiaan Mulder at cover for 45 off 46 balls (with four fours and two sixes). 

While Mulder removed Donovan Ferreira (4) in the penultimate over, Du Plessis ensured that his side got over the line for a vital win as he ended on 113* off 58 balls (including eight fours and eight sixes).

Earlier, Heinrich Klaasen was the top scorer for the Super Giants as he made 65 off 48 balls (with seven fours), while Kyle Mayers 28 and Jason Holder 28* provided able backup.

Gerald Coetzee (3/21) and Maheesh Theekshana (3/30) were the pick of the bowlers for the home side. 

Scores in brief: 

Durban's Super Giants: 178/6 

Klaasen 65, Mayers 28, Holder 28, Coetzee 3/19, Theekshana 3/30

Joburg Super Kings: 182/2  (win by 8 wickets)

Du Plessis 113*, Hendricks 45

- Craig Taylor

24 January 19:19

INNINGS REPORT - Klaasen's 65 holds innings together as Super Giants set Super Kings 179 to win at the Wanderers

In a match they must win to have a chance of appearing in the knock-out stages of the SA20, Durban's Super Giants scored 178/6 against the Joburg Super Kings at the Wanderers.  

After being asked to bat, Kyle Mayers saw the visitors off to a blistering start before Gerald Coetzee removed Quinton de Kock (4) in the fourth over with the score on 33.  

That wicket stemmed the run rate somewhat, and the Super Kings struck again as Mayers attempted to launch Maheesh Theekshana out of the attack but only sliced away to backward point to be caught by Leus du Plooy for 28 off 15 balls (including 2 fours and 3 sixes). 

Theekshana then removed Wiaan Mulder for a duck as the Super Giants were suddenly in trouble at 51 for 3 after 5 overs.  

Three wickets in eight balls required a rebuild from Heinrich Klaasen and Matthew Breetzke, and by the 10th over, they had advanced the score to 82. 

The pair eventually put on 75 before Breetzke was out for 28 off 24 balls with the score on 121 as Coetzee returned to the attack to grab the crucial wicket. 

The impressive Theekshana (3/30) then took the wicket of West Indian Keemo Paul for 8 off 7 balls as the Super Giants moved to 135/5 after 16 overs. 

Klaasen, however, stood tall, and he went to his 50 off 37 balls as the Super Giants looked to accelerate in the final few overs.  

Despite having wickets in hand, they struggled at first as Coetzee (3/21) bowled brilliantly. 

With Klaasen falling for 65, Jason Holder (28* off 12) employed the long handle, taking 19 off the last over to end on 178/6. 

Scores in brief: 

Durban's Super Giants: 178 for 6 

Klaasen 65, Mayers 28, Holder 28, Coetzee 3/19, Theekshana 3/30   

- Craig Taylor

24 January 17:16

TOSS REPORT:

Faf du Plessis, captain of the Joburg Super Kings, has won the toss and he has decided that his side will bowl first at the Wanderers. 

TEAMS:

Joburg Super Kings

Du Plessis (captain), Hendricks, Brand, Makhanya, du Plooy, Ferreira (wicket-keeper), Shepherd, Burger, Coetzee, Joseph, Maheesh

Durban's Super Giants

Mayers, Breetzke, de Kock (captain & wicket-keeper), Mulder, Klaasen, Holder, Paul, Harmer, Viljoen, Maharaj, Topley.

24 January 17:13

Our next match sees Joburg Super Kings take on Durban's Super Giants.

We will have the toss report and teams in a few minutes. 

24 January 16:54

MATCH REPORT - Buttler fifty steers Paarl Royals to crucial win in Gqeberha

Jos Buttler's half-century helped steer the Paarl Royals to a five-wicket victory against the Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George's Park in Gqeberha.

Chasing 130 to win, the Paarl Royals began their run chase with a 44-run opening stand between Jason Roy and Buttler before Marco Jansen got the much-needed breakthrough.

Looking to force the pace, Roy advanced down the pitch and top-edged the lanky quick and was subsequently caught at mid-off for eight.

Spinner Roelof van der Merwe, who took a six-for this past weekend, struck in his opening over as he trapped a reverse sweeping Wihan Lubbe LBW for two.

Sisanda Magala then got the wicket of Mitchell van Buuren, who top-edged to Van der Merwe for 14 off 15 balls as the Royals' innings stuttered. 

However, Buttler continued to score at a quick rate as he went to his third half-century of the tournament.

Buttler made  51 off 39 balls before he missed a straight delivery and was bowled by Van der Merwe.

Jon-Jon Smuts then took the wicket of Andile Phehlukwayo, who departed for four after holing out backward square leg.

However, skipper David Miller (37 not out) and Dane Vilas (12*) saw the Paarl Royals over the line with seven balls to spare.

Earlier on, Phehlukwayo and Evan Jones both took two wickets each as the Sunrisers Eastern Cape were restricted to 130-7.

Smuts made a valiant half-century, but that was the only innings of substance as batters struggled under slow and cloudy conditions at St George's Park.

Bjorn Fortuin dismissed opener Adam Rossington, who tried to slap him over mid-off but was caught by David Miller for four.

Jones bowled a wicket maiden as he had Jordan Hermann (4) edge behind as the home side struggled in the powerplay.

A 44-run partnership between Smuts and skipper Aiden Markram before Phehluwayo bowled Markram out for 15.

Tabraiz Shamsi then got another breakthrough as he trapped Smuts LBW for 65 off 49 balls (hitting nine fours).

Phehlukwayo returned to the attack and grabbed his second wicket as Tristan Stubbs was caught at the long-on boundary for 18 off 17 balls.

Lungi Ngidi then struck as James Fuller advanced and got an inside edge on the stumps, departing for one.

In the final over, Jones removed Marco Jansen, who was caught in the deep for 13 off 10 balls.

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

SEC 130-7 in 20 overs (Smuts 65, Stubbs 18, Phehlukwayo 2/26, Jones 2/27)

PR 131-5 in 18.5 overs (Buttler 51, Miller 37*, Van der Merwe 2/11, Smuts 1/20)

Paarl Royals win by five wickets

24 January 15:08

INNINGS - Smuts fifty sees Sunrisers post 130 as Phehlukwayo, Jones strike in Gqeberha

Jon-Jon Smuts scored a half-century as Sunrisers Eastern Cape could only manage 130-7 in their SA20 encounter against Paarl Royals at St George's Park on Tuesday.

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, spinner Bjorn Fortuin continued his fine form as he struck in the opening over.

Fortuin dismissed opener Adam Rossington, who tried to slap him over mid-off but was caught by David Miller for four.

Evan Jones bowled a wicket maiden as he had Jordan Hermann (4) edge behind as the home side struggled in the powerplay. 

A 44-run partnership between Jon-Jon Smuts and skipper Aiden Markram, however, stabilised proceedings in Gqeberha.

Playing in his first SA20 game, all-rounder Andile Phehluwayo made an immediate impact by bowling Markram for 15.

Smuts, meanwhile, notched up his half-century off 40 balls and carried the Sunrisers' innings.

Tabraiz Shamsi then got the breakthrough as he trapped Smuts LBW for 65 off 49 balls (hitting nine fours).

Phehlukwayo returned to the attack and grabbed his second wicket as Tristan Stubbs was caught at the long-on boundary for 18 off 17 balls.

Lungi Ngidi then struck as James Fuller advanced and got an inside edge on the stumps, departing for one.

In the final over, Jones removed Marco Jansen, caught in the deep for 13 off 10 balls as the Sunrisers posted limped to 130-7.

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

SEC 130-7 in 20 overs (Smuts 65, Stubbs 18, Phehlukwayo 2/26, Jones 2/27)

Paarl Royals need 131 runs to win (Required run rate of 6.50)

24 January 13:09

Only one change for the Paarl Royals as Andile Phelukwayo comes in for Corbin Bosch. Meanwhile, Sunrisers are unchanged.

Teams:

Paarl Royals

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller (captain), Mitchell van Buuren, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phelukwayo , Dane Vilas, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

Jordan Hermann, Adam Rossington, Sarel Erwee, Jon-Jon Smuts, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Roelof van der Merwe, James Fuller, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse

24 January 13:02

TOSS:

Sunrisers Eastern Cape captain Aiden Markram has won the toss and decided to bat first in their SA20 encounter against the Paarl Royals at St George's Park. 

23 January 21:14

RESULT - Capitals extend lead on SA20 table as Jacks, Parnell star in bonus-point win over MI Cape Town

Will Jacks' blistering half-century was the difference as Pretoria Capitals sealed a 52-run victory against MI Cape Town at Newlands on Monday.

Requiring 183 runs to win, the sold-out Newlands crowd was entertained by Jacks and Dewald Brevis, who were the best batters on show on the night. 

MI Cape Town needed a fast start if they had any hope of reeling in the Capitals' score but lost Ryan Rickelton (11) early as he was caught at mid-off off the bowling of Eathan Bosch. 

Brevis and Sam Curran put on a 34-run stand for the third wicket and looked ready to up the tempo before Curran was bowled by Adil Rashid for 22.

Brevis looked in fine form as he smashed four fours and three sixes before he top-edged off a slower ball from Anrich Nortje to depart for 46 off 30 balls.

With the run rate climbing, MI Cape Town needed to up the tempo but quickly lost George Linde (6), caught off the bowling of Jacks, and then Grant Roelofsen found the fielder in the deep off Rashid for six.

Rassie van der Dussen struggled in the middle as he couldn't find the fence, and when he was out for 24 off 25 balls, trapped LBW by Wayne Parnell, the Capitals were in full control. 

Parnell then yorked Odean Smith (1), and Nortje struck twice, dismissing Rashid Khan for two and Jofra Archer for one.

Parnell got his third as he bowled Kagiso Rabada for one as the Capitals won by 52 runs.

Earlier on, Kusal Mendis and Jacks put on an 88-run opening stand to torment the home side after dropping both earlier on.

Rashid Khan got his redemption when he had Mendis caught in the deep for 29 as Rickelton took the catch initially but had to throw the ball to Linde as he lost his balance over the boundary. 

Odean Smith was brought onto the attack, and he removed the dangerous Jacks, who edged behind for 62 off just 27 balls (hitting five fours and five sixes).

Khan then trapped Rilee Rossouw LBW for one, and Jofra Archer then removed Senuran Muthusamy (3).

A 32-run partnership between Clyde Fortuin and Theunis de Bruyn stabilised proceedings before Khan (3/16) took his third scalp as Fortuin (11) chopped the ball onto his stumps. 

Archer struck twice in the 18th over as he dismissed Theunis de Bruyn for 36 and then had Wayne Parnell caught for one.

In the final over, Eathan Bosch top-edged the ball to Rickelton at mid-on off Smith to depart for seven as Pretoria Capitals posted a competitive 182 for 8.

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

PC 182/8 in 20 overs (Jacks 62, De Bruyn 36, Khan 3/16, Archer 3/37)

MICT 130 all out in 18.1 overs (Brevis 46, Van der Dussen 24, Parnell 3/14, Nortje 3/22)

Pretoria Capitals win by 52 runs

23 January 19:14

INNINGS - Jacks sets up Capitals' blistering start, but Archer, Khan lead MI Cape Town fightback

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, the Pretoria Capitals posted 182-8 thanks to a blistering half-century by Will Jacks against MI Cape Town at Newlands on Monday.

MI Cape Town's fielding struggled initially, with Rashid Khan dropping an easy catch at cover to give Kusal Mendis a life. The following over, Rassie van der Dussen dropped Jacks in the deep for one, and the English batter made the home side pay for that indiscretion. 

The Capitals pair put on an 88-run opening stand to torment the home side for those dropped chances.

Jacks smashed his half-century off just 19 balls as he obliterated MI Cape Town's bowling attack on an excellent Newlands pitch.

Khan, however, got his redemption when he had Mendis caught in the deep as Ryan Rickelton took the catch initially but had to throw the ball to Linde as he lost his balance over the boundary.    

Odean Smith was brought onto the attack and he removed the dangerous Jacks who edged behind for 62 off just 27 balls (hitting five fours and five sixes).

Khan then trapped Rilee Rossouw LBW for one to leave the Pretoria Capitals on 94-3 as MI Cape Town fought back impressively.  

Jofra Archer then removed Senuran Muthusamy (3) as he edged behind.  

A 32-run partnership between Clyde Fortuin and Theunis de Bruyn stabilised proceedings before Khan (3/16) took his third scalp as Fortuin (11) chopped the ball onto his stumps. 

Archer struck twice in the 18th over as he dismissed Theunis de Bruyn for 36 and then had Wayne Parnell caught for one.

In the final over Eathan Bosch top-edged the ball to Rickelton at mid-on off Smith to depart for seven as Pretoria Capitals posted a competitive 182 for 8.

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

PC 182/8 in 20 overs (Jacks 62, De Bruyn 36, Khan 3/16, Archer 3/37)

MI Cape Town need 183 runs to win (Required run rate of 9.1)

23 January 17:10

Teams:

MI Cape Town

Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Rassie van der Dussen, Sam Curran, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Rashid Khan (captain), Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer

Pretoria Capitals

Kusal Mendis (wk), Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, James Neesham, Clyde Fortuin, Wayne Parnell (captain), Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje

23 January 17:02

TOSS:

MI Cape Town has won the toss and decided to bowl first in their SA20 encounter against Pretoria Capitals on Monday at Newlands.

22 January 21:08

MATCH REPORT | Six-star Van der Merwe leads massive rout of hapless Super Giants as Sunrisers finish home leg on high

It was death by spin at St George's Park as the Sunrisers Eastern Cape crushed the hapless Durban's Super Giants by 124 runs in their SA20 clash on Sunday.

The Super Giants couldn't even get close to the Sunrisers' 210/2, with a six-star performance from Roelof van der Merwe (6/20) leading the way for the home team.

Durban were dismissed for 86, with the total being their second consecutive sub-100 total in the tournament.

Only Marco Jansen (1/5) collected a wicket for the pacers as Van der Merwe, Aiden Markram (1/11), JJ Smuts (1/14) and Mason Crane (1/21) cut a swathe through the Super Giants' batting order.

It was another disappointing batting display by the Super Giants, who were bowled out for 80 in their previous match against the Pretoria Capitals.

The Super Giants still have a game against the Joburg Super Kings at the Wanderers on Tuesday, but the break is something they desperately require, especially with their recent batting malfunction that requires urgent attention.

When Markram and JJ Smuts opened the bowling, it was clear there was something they'd seen in the surface that would allow the spinners to thrive, even though a short rain break would have freshened up the pitch.

However, that wasn't the case as Markram barrelled through Matthew Breetzke's (3) stumps to start the spin strangulation.

Wiaan Mulder (29) was the only batter who looked remotely comfortable against pace and spin when he breezed to a 15-ball knock.

When he fell with the score on 34, the Super Giants' batting had shot its bolt and when Heinrich Klaasen  (1) and Quinton de Kock (0), who strangely came in at number five, fell to Van der Merwe in successive balls, they had slid 35/4.

There was no coming back for the visitors as Jason Holder (7), Kyle Mayers (11), and Dwaine Pretorius (3) all fell to Van der Merwe to complete the five-wicket haul.

Crane also got into the wicket-taking act when he removed Keemo Paul (7), but Van der Merwe came back for his sixth scalp when he bowled Prenelan Subrayen (3).

Akila Dhananjaya (4), was the last one to fall, with Smuts also joining the wicket-taking queue in what was quite the Sunday for spinners.

Scores in brief: 

Sunrisers Eastern Cape: 210/2 (Adam Rossington 72, Jordan Hermann 59, Aiden Markram 44*, Tristan Stubbs 27*, Dwaine Pretorius 1/36)

Durban's Super Giants: 86 (Wiaan Mulder 29, Keshav Maharaj 12*, Roelof van der Merwe 6/20, Marco Jansen (1/5), Aiden Markram 1/11, JJ Smuts 1/14, Mason Crane 1/21) Sunrisers Eastern Cape won by 124 runs  

22 January 19:47

Innings report | Powerful collective batting effort from Sunrisers powers them to tall total against the Super Giants

Adam Rossington's mighty 72 was the backbone of the Sunrisers Eastern Cape's strong total of 210/2 in their clash against Durban's Super Giants at St George's Park in Gqeberha on Sunday.

The Sunrisers were set for a formidable total before the rain set in, leaving the innings to be the first one that's been affected by rain, with the weather intervening in a match in the tournament for the first time.

But, before the rain came, it was the Rossington show, with the burly opener entertaining the large St George's Park crowd.

Rossington could have and should have pushed on to the tournament's first 100, but he needlessly ran himself out in the second ball of the ninth over with the score

on 101.

Rossington tried to chance for an unnecessary second run, with throws from Prenelan Subrayen and Quinton de Kock accounting for his scalp.

However, the Rossington/Jordan Hermann (59) partnership, the first 100-run opening stand of the tournament allowed the Sunrisers, who lost the toss and were given first use of a used surface, to have an excellent platform for their batters.

It was well used by Hermann, who recorded a slightly more sedate 50 off 40 balls, but one that allowed the Sunrisers to proceed to a competitive total.

Rossington, the Essex batter who also keeps, was brutal against spin and pace alike, hitting 10 fours and four sixes as the Super Giants simply had no answers to the big man's power hitting.

It came as no surprise that the Sunrisers' innings went through a slowdown after Rossington's dismissal, but the batting from Aiden Markram (44*) and Hermann was dismissive yet measured at the same time.

Their 68-run stand that came off 49 balls was starting to find some acceleration before Hermann, unfortunately, picked out Jason Holder at deep long-on off Dwaine Pretorius (1/36).

It was there when the rain came in, but it passed to allow the innings to resume without much stress, with Tristan Stubbs and Markram taking the total past 200.

They didn't do it with power, but with panache and the 16 runs that were taken off the last over bowled by Holder ensured the hosts had more than doubled their runs since Rossington's exit.

Their unbeaten partnership of 41 off 21 balls left the Super Giants with quite the tall total to chase.

Scores in brief

Sunrisers Eastern Cape: 210/2 (Adam Rossington 72, Jordan Hermann 59, Aiden Markram 44*, Tristan Stubbs 27*, Dwaine Pretorius 1/36)

22 January 17:23

TOSS:

Quinton de Kock, captain of the Super Giants has won the toss and has decided that his team will bowl first.

We will have the teams for you shortly. 

22 January 17:22

Our second game sees Sunrisers Eastern Cape Take on Durban's Super Giants.

22 January 17:13

RESULT - Miller, Buttler steer Paarl Royals to crucial win against Pretoria Capitals in Paarl

David Miller helped the Paarl Royals get over the line as they defeated the Pretoria Capitals by six wickets in their SA20 encounter at Boland Park on Sunday.

Chasing a competitive 159 for victory, Paarl Royals got off to a flyer as Jason Roy, and Wihan Lubbe put on a 48-run opening stand.

Eathan Bosch got the breakthrough for the Capitals when he bowled Roy for 21 off 16.

Lubbe made 29 off 22 before he tried to sweep and gloved behind to Kusal Mendis off the bowling of Adil Rashid.

A 65-run partnership then formed between Jos Buttler and Dane Vilas before Will Jacks struck twice in the 17th over.

First, Vilas tried to go big but was caught in the deep by James Neesham for 24, and then he went on to deceive and bowl Buttler out for 37 off 28 balls (hitting four fours).

Skipper David Miller (28*) and Mitchell van Buuren (12*) took their side over the line, smashing Anrich Nortje for three boundaries in the final over to win with two balls to spare.

Earlier on, the Pretoria Capitals elected to bat first and lost the early wicket of Jacks, who was trapped LBW for four by Bjorn Fortuin.

A 52-run partnership then formed between opener Mendis and De Bruyn that helped stabilise the Pretoria Capitals innings.

Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi got the breakthrough for the hosts as he got Mendis to hit to square leg, with David Miller taking a stunning catch. Mendis departed for 34 off 26 (hitting four fours and a six).

After hitting back-to-back boundaries, Ferisco Adams bowled Rilee Rossouw, who scored a quick 19 off 13.

Shane Dadswell didn't last long at the crease for Pretoria as he mistimed an Evan Jones delivery and was caught for two at mid-on by Miller.

De Bruyn stood tall as he notched up 53 off 47 balls (hitting three fours and a six) before he was dismissed by Adams (2/38).

Bosch was teased by Lungi Ngidi in the penultimate over who eventually got him to edge behind for five.

Jimmy Nesham scored a handy 21 not out, with Wayne Parnell unbeaten on five to take the Pretoria Capitals to 158-6.

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

PC 158/6 in 20 overs (De Bruyn 53, Mendis 37, Adams 2/38, Ngidi 1/19)

PR 162/4 in 19.4 overs (Buttler 34, Lubbe 29, Jacks 2/7, Rashid 1/26)

Paarl Royals win by six wickets

22 January 15:19

INNINGS: De Bruyn hits fifty as Pretoria Capitals post competitive 158 in Paarl

Theunis de Bruyn scored a half-century as Pretoria Capitals posted a competitive 158-6 in their SA20 encounter against Paarl Royals at Boland Park in Paarl on Sunday.

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, the Pretoria Capitals got off to a shaky start with the early wicket of Will Jacks.

Jacks was trapped LBW by the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, Bjorn Fortuin, for four.

A 52-run partnership then formed between opener Kusal Mendis and De Bruyn that helped stabilise the Pretoria Capitals innings.

Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi got the breakthrough for the hosts as he got Mendis to hit to square leg, with David Miller taking a stunning catch. Mendis departed for 34 off 26 (hitting four fours and a six).

After hitting back-to-back boundaries, Ferisco Adams bowled Rilee Rossouw, who scored a quick 19 off 13.

Shane Dadswell didn't last long in the crease for Pretoria as he mistimed an Evan Jones delivery and was caught for two at mid-on by Miller.

De Bruyn stood tall as he notched up 53 off 47 balls (hitting three fours and a six) before he was dismissed by a running catch by Lubbe.

De Bruyn tried to go for a maximum but got caught in the deep off Adams (2/38).

Eathan Bosch was teased by Lungi Ngidi in the penultimate over who eventually got him to edge behind for five.

Jimmy Nesham scored a handy 21 not out, with Wayne Parnell unbeaten on five to take the Pretoria Capitals to 158-6.

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

PC 158/6 in 20 overs (De Bruyn 53, Mendis 37, Adams 2/38, Ngidi 1/19)

Paarl Royals need 159 runs to win (Required run rate of 7.90)

22 January 13:22

LIVE SCORECARD

22 January 13:09

Teams:

Paarl Royals

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller (captain), Mitchell van Buuren, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Corbin Bosch, Dane Vilas, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pretoria Capitals

Kusal Mendis, Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, James Neesham, Shane Dadswell, Wayne Parnell (c), Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje

22 January 13:03

TOSS:

Pretoria Capitals captain Wayne Parnell has won the toss and opted to bat first in their SA20 encounter against Paarl Royals at Boland Park in Paarl.

22 January 12:41

Our first match today is Paarl Royals v Pretoria Capitals in what will be a scorching Paarl. 

21 January 21:05

REPORT: Phangiso wins battle of the veteran spinners as Joburg Super Kings return to winning ways

Sisanda Magala's brilliant death bowling wasn't enough as the Joburg Super Kings got back to winning ways with a tense five-wicket victory over the previously high-flying Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George's Park on Saturday night.

Tasked with chasing a lowly 128, the Johannesburg franchise seemed to have got themselves into an awful tangle as they fudged the start of a final over where they required 8 runs.

The burly Magala had produced some cracking yorkers before Leus du Plooy managed to squeeze another full ball on his legs for four, which proved the match-clinching hit because it was a no-ball too.

The elegant left-hander once again showed his pedigree by crafting a fine, unbeaten 47 off 40 as he kept the Super Kings' victory drive on course, particularly after Faf du Plessis' (37) dismissal saw them struggling to keep up.

Roelof van der Merwe, at 38, was the star of the hosts' bowling effort with a superb spell of 2/16. 

But it was another 38-year-old that stole the show.

Despite a review on the legality of his action pending, Aaron Phangiso once again starred with the ball.

The crafty 38-year-old varied his length and flight expertly to grab figures of 4/20, making full use of the tournament's concession to continue letting him play until a verdict on his action is in.

Opener Adam Rossington was the only batter to prosper for the hosts, striking some meaty blows in his 31-ball 40, but the rest of his teammates imploded.

But he became one of Phangiso's victims as the left-arm spinner gained appreciable turn too.

Jon-Jon Smuts (22) and James Fuller's (27) partnership threatened a revival before the hasty Gerald Coetzee came back to snuffle out any hopes.

The talented quick ended with 4/24. - Heinz Schenk

21 January 19:13

INNINGS REPORT - Spin and pace dovetails as potent Super Kings stop high-flying Sunrisers in their tracks 

Despite a review on the legality of his action pending, Aaron Phangiso once again starred with the ball as the Joburg Super Kings bowled the high-flying Sunrisers Eastern Cape out for 127 at St George's Park on Saturday evening.

The crafty 38-year-old veteran varied his length and flight expertly to grab figures of 4/20, making full use of the tournament's concession to continue letting him play until a verdict on his action is in.

Opener Adam Rossington was the only batter to prosper for the hosts, striking some meaty blows in his 31-ball 40, but the rest of his teammates imploded.

But he became one of Phangiso's victims as the left-arm spinner gained appreciable turn too.

Jon-Jon Smuts (22) and James Fuller's (27) partnership threatened a revival before the hasty Gerald Coetzee came back to snuffle out any hopes.

The talented quick ended with 4/24. - Heinz Schenk

21 January 17:27

Faf du Plessis has won the toss and decided that Joburg Super Kings will bowl first against Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George's Park.

The former Proteas skipper's team is stuck at the foot of the table, predominantly due to poor batting, and will hope chasing brings the best out of them.

Meanwhile, the hosts are on a hot streak after three recent wins. 

Sunrisers: Jordan Hermann, Adam Rossington, Sarel Erwee, Jon-Jon Smuts, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Roelof van der Merwe, James Fuller, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse

Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks, Neil Brand, Leus du Plooy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Donovan Ferreira, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Alzarri Joseph, Maheesh Theekshana, Aaron Phangiso

21 January 17:04

RESULT: Buttler's fifty in vain as MI Cape Town seal vital win in Paarl

Jos Buttler's half-century went in vain as MI Cape Town sealed a 13-run victory against Paarl Royals in their SA20 encounter at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday.

Chasing 143 to win at a sold-out Paarl, the Paarl Royals were restricted to 129-6 and MI Cape Town's win saw them move to second in the SA20 standings.

MI Cape Town started brilliantly with the ball as George Linde took two consecutive wickets in the third over.

Linde got opener Jason Roy to hole out at long-on for 4, and new batter Wihan Lubbe was bowled out for a golden duck.

The misery continued for the Paarl Royals as Kagiso Rabada bowled Dane Vilas for two.

Mitchell van Buuren didn't last long in the crease either, as he was bowled out by skipper Rashid Khan.

However, an unbeaten 59-run partnership between Jos Buttler and skipper David Miller formed, and put the hosts on target for the run chase. 

Rabada broke the stand as Miller slapped it to the deep, with Jofra Archer taking a comfortable catch to depart for 26 off 24 balls.

Buttler kept the Paarl Royals in the game as he smashed a well-played 68 off 58 balls (hitting nine fours) before Archer got the breakthrough.

Buttler edged behind to keeper Roelofsen and that saw the Paarl Royals hopes dash as they fell short by 13 runs.

Earlier on, the hosts got off to the worst possible start as they lost three quick wickets in the space of three overs. 

Spinner Bjorn Fortuin opened the bowling and struck immediately as he caught and bowled Ryan Rickelton for five.

A terrible mix-up in the middle saw Sam Curran run out as Dewlald Brevis punched the ball through the gap with Curran out of his crease for a duck.

Then Fortuin trapped LBW, the dangerous Brevis, who completely missed a plumb delivery and departed for two.

Grant Roloefsen and Rassie van der Dussen shared a 63-run partnership to stabilise MI Cape Town's innings.

Roelofsen gave his wicket away as he slapped the ball twice to David Miller at midwicket - Miller dropped the first but comfortably caught it the second time. Roelofsen departed for 34 off 30 balls (hitting three fours).

A 34-run partnership formed before Tabraiz Shamsi bowled George Linde for 24.

Two balls later, Delano Potgieter advanced forward and missed Shamsi, and was subsequently stumped by Jos Buttler for a duck.

Odean Smith then lobbed a wide delivery from Lungi Ngidi and was caught for six at backward point.

Ngidi (2/29) then got the wicket of skipper Rashid Khan, who was caught at long-on for 13.

Van der Dussen fell short of a well-deserved half-century on the penultimate ball of the innings, as he chipped Ferisco Adams (2/31) to point for 49 off 41 balls (hitting four fours and a six).

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

MI CT 142/9 in 20 overs (Van der Dussen 49, Roelofsen 34, Fortuin 2/22, Shamsi 2/27)

PR 129-6 in 20 overs (Buttler 68, Miller 26, Rabada 2/18, Linde 2/23)

MI Cape Town win by 13 runs

21 January 15:12

INNINGS: Fortuin becomes leading wicket-taker as Van der Dussen falls short of fifty at Paarl

Bjorn Fortuin became the leading wicket-taker of the SA20 as MI Cape Town were restricted to 142-9 in their SA20 encounter against Paarl Royals at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday.

After losing the toss and being sent to bat first, the hosts got off to the worst possible start as they lost three quick wickets in the space of three overs.

Fortuin opened the bowling and struck immediately as he caught and bowled Ryan Rickelton for five.

A terrible mix-up in the middle saw Sam Curran run out as Dewlald Brevis punched the ball through the gap with Curran out of his crease for a duck.

Then Fortuin trapped LBW, the dangerous Brevis, who completely missed a plumb delivery and departed for two.

Grant Roloefsen and Rassie van der Dussen shared a 63-run partnership to stabilise MI Cape Town's innings.

Roelofsen gave his wicket away as he slapped the ball twice to David Miller at midwicket - Miller dropped the first but comfortably caught it the second time. Roelofsen departed for 34 off 30 balls (hitting three fours).

A 34-run partnership formed before Tabraiz Shamsi bowled George Linde for 24.

Two balls later, Delano Potgieter advanced forward and missed Shamsi, and was subsequently stumped by Jos Buttler for a duck.

Odean Smith then lobbed a wide delivery from Lungi Ngidi and was caught for six at backward point.

Ngidi (2/29) then got the wicket of skipper Rashid Khan, who was caught at long-on for 13.

Van der Dussen fell short of a well-deserved half-century on the penultimate ball of the innings, as he chipped Ferisco Adams (2/31) to point for 49 off 41 balls (hitting four fours and a six).

- Lynn Butler

Scores in brief:

MI CT 142/9 in 20 overs (Van der Dussen 49, Roelofsen 34, Fortuin 2/22, Shamsi 2/27)

Paarl Royals need 143 runs to win (Required run rate of 7.1)

21 January 13:18

Teams:

Paarl Royals

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller (captain), Mitchell van Buuren, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Corbin Bosch, Dane Vilas, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

MI Cape Town

Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Sam Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Rashid Khan (captain), Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer

21 January 13:05

TOSS:

Paarl Royals have won the toss and have chosen to bowl first against MI Cape Town

20 January 20:20

MATCH REPORT:

Will Jacks, Capitals bowlers flex muscles as SA20 leaders crush Super Giants 

A strong partnership between Will Jacks and Theunis de Bruyn drove the Pretoria Capitals to a convincing eight-wicket win against Durban's Super Giants at Kingsmead on Friday.

On the back of a feisty, yet immaculate bowling performance that skittled the hosts out for 80 in 18.4 overs, the lowest score in the tournament, Jacks' 22-ball 50 ensured the Capitals earned a second consecutive bonus point win in 7.4 overs.

De Bruyn, who came in after in-form opener Phil Salt was caught by Heinrich Klaasen at mid-off off Kyle Mayers' bowling, survived the testing over where he was twice subjected to the decision review system.

Off Mayers' second ball, he overturned the out decision he received from Dennis Smith and off the third ball, Smith's decision not to give him out was upheld by third umpire Marais Erasmus.

That was as good as it got for the hosts as Jacks set about the target to ensure the visitors had an early and hearty supper. Jacks (56) recorded his second 50 of the tournament, having hit five fours and three sixes.

He smacked a fourth one, but then holed out to Prenelan Subrayen at deep mid-wicket off Keshav Maharaj to end the 78-run partnership that came off 41 balls.

De Bruyn (21*), who managed to get over his nerves saw the chase home, making sure there were no late nerves from the rampant visitors.

The Capitals, who are coached by former Durbanite Graham Ford, who had massive success with the Dolphins in the 1990s before moving on to the Proteas, skittled the hosts for the lowest total in the tournament.

The completeness of the bowling performance was seen in the spread of the wickets between the pacers and the spinners.

Adil Rashid (1/10) and Senuran Muthusamy (3/12) made sure the work of Wayne Parnell (2/12) and Anrich Nortje (2/15) wasn't wasted while Eathan Bosch (2/10) mopped up the tail.

The win, the Capitals' fourth in five games, pushed them clear at the top with 18 points, six ahead of the second-placed Sunrisers Eastern Cape. The Super Giants are 10 points adrift in fifth place with two wins from five games.

The Capitals go to Paarl to face the Royals on Sunday with the Super Giants heading to Gqeberha to play the Sunrisers in the later 17:30 start.

Scores in brief:

Durban's Super Giants: 80 (Heinrich Klaasen 31, Senuran Muthusamy 3/12, Eathan Bosch 2/10, Wayne Parnell 2/12, Anrich Nortje 2/15, Adil Rashid 1/10)

Pretoria Capitals: 84/2 (Will Jacks 56, Theunis de Bruyn 21*, Kyle Mayers 1/12, Keshav Maharaj 1/8)

Pretoria Capitals win by eight wickets

- Khanyiso Tshwaku

20 January 19:14

INNINGS REPORT | Super Giants shot out for record low tournament score by rampant Capitals

A disciplined and excellently varied bowling performance from the Pretoria Capitals limited Durban's Super Giants to 80 in their SA20 clash at Kingsmead on Friday.

The hosts, who chose to bat first on a slightly grassy, but misleading surface, never got going as a mix of pace, swing, seam and spin tied them down to the lowest score in the tournament so far.

Where the Capitals needed pace to speak for them, they had Anrich Nortje (2/15), who comprehensively castled dangerman Quinton de Kock (13).

Seam and swing were provided by captain Wayne Parnell (2/12), who accounted for Kyle Mayers (0) and Wiaan Mulder (5).

These were dismissals that left the Super Giants tottering at 20/3 in the fourth over and from there, the Super Giants were always up against it.

Heinrich Klaasen (31) tried to mount a recovery of sorts, but that's where the spin factor came in from Adil Rashid (1/10) and Senuran Muthusamy (3/12).

Jason Holder (10) was the first to get caught in the spin web when he holed out to Shane Dadswell at deep extra-cover off Muthusamy.

That left the Super Kings at 51/4 at the end of the ninth over and when Christiaan Jonker (1) chipped a return catch to Muthusamy with the score on 59, the spin web was well and truly spin.

It also accounted for Klaasen, who was castled by Rashid while Dwaine Pretorius (4) picked out Will Jacks at short third man.

That left the Super Giants tottering at 69/7, leaving the door open for Nortje and Eathan Bosch (2/10) to kick down the door to the tail.

Nortje accounted for Keshav Maharaj (5) while Bosch dismissed Hardus Viljoen (2) and Prenelan Subrayen  (0) in consecutive balls as the Super Giants spluttered to a sorry end of their innings. 

20 January 17:12

Durban Super Giants win toss, bat first against Pretoria Capitals

Captain Quinton de Kock chose to bat first after winning the toss as his Durban Super Giants host the Pretoria Capitals at Kingsmead, Durban, on Friday.

The Super Giants had two days' break after last playing an SA20 game on Tuesday when they went down to Paarl Royals by 10 runs.

Lance Klusener's team fielded the same XI that lost in Paarl but the Capitals made one tactical change by removing all-rounder Migael Pretorius for spinner Senuran Muthusamy.

Durban Super Giants: Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (captain), Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Prenelan Subrayen, Jason Holder, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Hardus Viljoen, Reece Topley

Pretoria Capitals: Phil Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, James Neesham, Shane Dadswell, Wayne Parnell (c), Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje

19 January 21:05

Spin dominates on sluggish Paarl surface as Sunrisers continue hot streak with Royals win

Spin proved king at Boland Park as Sunrisers Eastern Cape managed to keep their hot streak going with a tight five-wicket victory over Paarl Royals on Thursday night.

On a sluggish surface of little pace and negligible bounce, it wasn't surprising that this encounter was a low-scoring one.

Still, that the Sunrisers had to wait until the penultimate over was a credit to the home side's resilience, specifically joint leading tournament wicket-taker Bjorn Fortuin.

They had been cruising on 92/2 at the end of the 12th over on the back of 21-year-old debutant Jordan Hermann's fine debut, who notably hit Lungi Ngidi for six off the backfoot on the off-side en route to a fluent 42.

But Fortuin then struck thrice in his third over, emphatically overturning what had been a poor start with the new ball.

The left-arm tweaker first castled Aiden Markram with a shooter before having Hermann caught at backward point and then prompting Jordan Cox to drag onto his stumps.

Agonisingly, Fortuin had a hat-trick in the pocket when he trapped Marco Jansen in front, but the subsequent review showed that the ball was missing the stumps.

Nonetheless, his brilliant spell of 3/20 - more impressively 3/1 off his last two overs - had the Sunrisers teetering to an extent before Tristan Stubbs clubbed a vital six off Evan Jones, a hit that released the pressure.

From thereon, the Sunrisers had the result in the bag. 

Earlier, Roelof van der Merwe belied his 38 years of age in producing a customarily wily performance as the spearheaded an excellent Sunrisers bowling performance.

The left-arm spinner grabbed 2/21 in restricting the hosts to 127/7.

Van der Merwe tightened a noose that was first hung by skipper Aiden Markram (2/21), who enhanced his reputation as a proverbial golden arm in the tournament, castling the dangerous Jason Roy before returning to snap up Evan Jones' wicket.

He had the dangerous David Miller caught in the deep before also luring pinch hitter Corbin Bosch, ending with a painful 29-ball 20, into a mistimed slog.

Wihan Lubbe was the only batter to look in any sort of form with a fluent 28 before dragging on.

However, given the nature of the surface, the Royals scrambling to their eventual total at least gave them a bit of a chance. - Heinz Schenk

19 January 19:14

INNINGS REPORT - Wily Van der Merwe spins a web as Sunrisers strangle spluttering Royals on tough pitch

Roelof van der Merwe belied his 38 years of age in producing a customarily wily performance as the spearheaded an excellent Sunrisers Eastern Cape bowling performance against Paarl Royals at Boland Park on Thursday evening.

The left-arm spinner grabbed 2/21 in restricting the hosts to 127/7 on a sluggish surface that made stroke-play very difficult.

Van der Merwe tightened a noose that was first hung by skipper Aiden Markram (2/21), who enhanced his reputation as a proverbial golden arm in the tournament, castling the dangerous Jason Roy before returning to snap up Evan Jones' wicket.

He had the dangerous David Miller caught in the deep before also luring pinch hitter Corbin Bosch, ending with a painful 29-ball 20, into a mistimed slog.

Wihan Lubbe was the only batter to look in any sort of form with a fluent 28 before dragging on.

However, given the nature of the surface, the Royals won't feel too despondent that they somehow managed to scrape together some form of a target. - Heinz Schenk 

19 January 17:11


Sunrisers opt to chase in Paarl against Royals

Aiden Markram won the toss and chose to field first in Sunrisers Eastern Cape's visit to Paarl to face the Royals.

The Proteas batter reasons that it sometimes becomes tricky to defend a score on the surface though he hopes they don't need to revert to Marco Jansen fireworks again like Wednesday.

Jansen memorably smashed a 27-ball 66 to claim his side an unlikely win over MI Cape Town.

"It was extraordinary, great to watch," said Markram.

"But we don't want to find ourselves in such a position too many times."

Royals: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller (captain), Eoin Morgan, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Corbin Bosch, Codi Yusuf, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Sunrisers: Adam Rossington, Jordan Hermann, Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram (captain), Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, Aya Gqamane, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala 

18 January 20:27

MATCH REPORT: Salt, bowlers help flatten Joburg Super Kings as Pretoria Capitals claim Highveld Derby

Phil Salt recorded his second 50 of the SA20 as he guided the Pretoria Capitals to an easy six-wicket win against the Joburg Super Kings at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday night

A target of 123 was never going to be a thorny walk, especially with how SuperSport Park generally benefits teams that bat second under lights.

That said, the hosts, who recorded their third win of the tournament, did their work with the ball when they skittled the team in yellow for 122 in 15.4 overs.

Their hurried, yet measured batting allowed them to reach their target inside 16 overs, earning them a treasured bonus point as their bowling again came up trumps. Salt (52*), an England limited-overs international, kept his head despite the losses of Will Jacks (34), Theunis de Bruyn (0), and Shane Dadswell (18).

Salt shared a 46-run opening stand with his compatriot Jacks in just 3.4 overs, ensuring the door was shut on the visitors.

Jacks holed out to Leus du Plooy at deep point off Nandre Burger (1/24), giving the visitors some respite while De Bruyn (0) was run out while backing up too far when a Salt drive was deflected onto the stumps by Alzarri Joseph.

46/2 was never going to be a position of strife when chasing a small total and when Rossouw was castled by Gerald Coetzee (1/25) after smacking a four and a six, 70/3 was still a more than comfortable platform.

The 51-run stand between Salt and Dadswell firmly closed the door on the game and even though Dadswell could see the game home, Salt did.

The Englishman made his 50 off 29 balls as the hosts trotted off with a deserved bonus point win ahead of a challenging coastal trip this weekend with games against Durban's Super Giants on Friday and the Paarl Royals on Sunday.

The Super Kings will have to conquer their batting demons when they travel to Gqeberha to face the Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St Georges Park on Saturday.

18 January 19:06

INNINGS REPORT! Joburg Super Kings' batting flops again despite Faf du Plessis's flying 50

The Joburg Super Kings frittered away a fast start to be rolled for 122 in their Highveld Derby 2.0 against the Pretoria Capitals at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday.

Either side of Faf du Plessis's scorching 22-ball 51 that allowed the Super Kings to motor at more than 10 an over in the power-play, only three other batters in Leus du Plooy (14), Donavon Ferreira (17) and Aaron Phangiso (19*) got to double figures as the Super Kings suffered a spectacular collapse of 7/26, through a rash of indeterminate shots.

The collapse undid their hard work from Tuesday's six-run win where a disciplined top-order batting effort allowed them to post a defendable total.

There was none of that at SuperSport Park where outside of Du Plessis's nine fours and two sixes, only four other fours and four sixes were scored by the remaining batters as they were shot out in 15.4 overs.

The excellent Wednesday evening crowd wasn't even treated to a proper opportunity of contesting for the R2-million catches, such was the Super Kings' lame batting effort.

The Super Kings lost the toss and were invited to bat by Capitals skipper Wayne Parnell and his decision was rewarded with the first ball of the game when Reeza Hendricks (0) feathered an Eathan Bosch (1/21) delivery to Phil Salt.

Du Plessis and Du Plooy, both of Pretoria by birth and Affies by education, stitched together a 53-run stand for the second wicket that was utterly dominated by Du Plessis.

When Du Plooy spoiled his highly-anticipated home-coming when he skied a catch to Parnell at mid-on off Migael Pretorius (1/13), Du Plessis had made 36 off those runs and the Super Kings were still in decent shape at 53/2 after 4.1 overs.

The danger signed flickered when Du Plessis feathered one to Salt off James Neesham (3/7) at the start of the seventh over to leave the Super Kings in slight strife at 70/3, but that became 70/4 when Lewis Gregory was strangled down the legside by the Neesham/Salt combination

.Kyle Verreynne (3) then chopped a rapid Anrich Nortje (3/12) delivery onto his off-stump as the Super Kings slid to 74/5 that quickly became 77/6 when Romario Shepherd picked out Nortje at third man off Neesham.

Gerald Coetzee (0) followed soon after when he popped a simple return catch to Nortje, a dismissal that saw the Super Kings slide to 78/7.Opening game hero Ferreira couldn't repeat his Durban theatrics, falling to Adil Rashid (2/25) as the Jozi side slipped to 90/8.

When Alzarri Joseph(5) was magically snared by Neesham at point off Nortje, the Super Kings were in danger of not reaching 100.

Phangiso batted with the necessary calm in his 26-run partnership with Nandre Burger (2), with the latter offering an easy catch to Will Jacks at cover off Rashid to end the Super Kings' flimsy batting effort. 

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0.1 - FOUR! Nandre Burger to Kyle Mayers.
0.2 - No Run! Nandre Burger to Kyle Mayers.
0.3 - SIX! Nandre Burger to Kyle Mayers.
0.4 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Kyle Mayers.
0.5 - No Run! Nandre Burger to Quinton de Kock.
0.6 - FOUR! Nandre Burger to Quinton de Kock.
1.1 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Kyle Mayers.
1.2 - SIX! Maheesh Theekshana to Kyle Mayers.
1.3 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Kyle Mayers.
1.4 - FOUR! Maheesh Theekshana to Kyle Mayers.
1.5 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Kyle Mayers.
1.6 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Kyle Mayers.
2.1 - 1 WIDE! Alzarri Joseph to Quinton de Kock.
2.1 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Quinton de Kock.
2.2 - No Run! Alzarri Joseph to Kyle Mayers.
2.3 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Kyle Mayers.
2.4 - No Run! Alzarri Joseph to Quinton de Kock.
2.6 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Quinton de Kock.
3.1 - No Run! Gerald Coetzee to Quinton de Kock.
3.2 - No Run! Gerald Coetzee to Quinton de Kock.
3.3 - Catch OUT! Gerald Coetzee to Quinton de Kock.
3.4 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Matthew Breetzke.
3.5 - SIX! Gerald Coetzee to Kyle Mayers.
3.6 - 1 WIDE! Gerald Coetzee to Kyle Mayers.
3.6 - 4 LEG BYES! Gerald Coetzee to Kyle Mayers.
4.1 - 1 Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Matthew Breetzke.
4.2 - Catch OUT! Maheesh Theekshana to Kyle Mayers.
2.5 - 4 BYES! Alzarri Joseph to Quinton de Kock.
4.3 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Wiaan Mulder.
4.4 - Clean BOWLED! Maheesh Theekshana to Wiaan Mulder.
4.5 - FOUR! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
4.6 - 1 Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
5.1 - No Run! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
5.2 - No Run! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
5.3 - No Run! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
5.4 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
5.5 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Matthew Breetzke.
5.6 - FOUR! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
6.1 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Matthew Breetzke.
6.2 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
6.3 - No Run! Romario Shepherd to Matthew Breetzke.
6.4 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Matthew Breetzke.
6.5 - No Run! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
6.6 - FOUR! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
7.1 - No Run! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
7.2 - 2 Runs! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
7.3 - No Run! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
7.4 - 2 Runs! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
7.5 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
7.6 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
8.1 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
8.2 - No Run! Romario Shepherd to Matthew Breetzke.
8.3 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Matthew Breetzke.
8.4 - No Run! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
8.5 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
8.6 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Matthew Breetzke.
9.1 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
9.2 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
9.3 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
9.4 - FOUR! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
9.5 - No Run! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
9.6 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
10.1 - No Run! Nandre Burger to Heinrich Klaasen.
10.2 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Heinrich Klaasen.
10.3 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Matthew Breetzke.
10.4 - FOUR! Nandre Burger to Heinrich Klaasen.
10.5 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Heinrich Klaasen.
10.6 - No Run! Nandre Burger to Matthew Breetzke.
11.1 - FOUR! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
11.2 - 2 Runs! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
11.3 - 2 Runs! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
11.5 - FOUR! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
11.4 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Heinrich Klaasen.
11.6 - 1 Run! Neil Brand to Matthew Breetzke.
12.1 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Matthew Breetzke.
12.2 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Heinrich Klaasen.
12.3 - SIX! Nandre Burger to Matthew Breetzke.
12.4 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Matthew Breetzke.
12.5 - No Run! Nandre Burger to Heinrich Klaasen.
12.6 - 1 Run! Nandre Burger to Heinrich Klaasen.
13.1 - 2 Runs! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
13.2 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
13.3 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
13.4 - 2 Runs! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
13.5 - 2 Runs! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
13.6 - 1 Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
14.1 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Heinrich Klaasen.
14.2 - Catch OUT! Gerald Coetzee to Matthew Breetzke.
14.3 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Keemo Paul.
14.4 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Heinrich Klaasen.
14.5 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Keemo Paul.
14.6 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Heinrich Klaasen.
15.1 - 1 Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Heinrich Klaasen.
15.2 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Keemo Paul.
15.3 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Keemo Paul.
15.4 - No Run! Maheesh Theekshana to Keemo Paul.
15.5 - SIX! Maheesh Theekshana to Keemo Paul.
15.6 - Catch OUT! Maheesh Theekshana to Keemo Paul.
16.1 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
16.2 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Jason Holder.
16.3 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
16.4 - FOUR! Romario Shepherd to Jason Holder.
16.5 - 1 Run! Romario Shepherd to Jason Holder.
16.6 - 2 Runs! Romario Shepherd to Heinrich Klaasen.
17.1 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Jason Holder.
17.2 - 2 Runs! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
17.3 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
17.4 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Jason Holder.
17.5 - No Run! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
17.6 - FOUR! Alzarri Joseph to Heinrich Klaasen.
18.1 - No Run! Gerald Coetzee to Jason Holder.
18.2 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Jason Holder.
18.3 - 2 Runs! Gerald Coetzee to Heinrich Klaasen.
18.4 - Catch OUT! Gerald Coetzee to Heinrich Klaasen.
18.5 - 1 Run! Gerald Coetzee to Simon Harmer.
18.6 - FOUR! Gerald Coetzee to Jason Holder.
19.1 - 3 Runs! Alzarri Joseph to Simon Harmer.
19.2 - SIX! Alzarri Joseph to Jason Holder.
19.3 - FOUR! Alzarri Joseph to Jason Holder.
19.4 - FOUR! Alzarri Joseph to Jason Holder.
19.5 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Jason Holder.
19.6 - 1 Run! Alzarri Joseph to Simon Harmer.
0.1 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
0.2 - 1 WIDE! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
0.2 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
0.3 - 1 WIDE! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
0.3 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
0.4 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
0.5 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
0.6 - 1 Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
1.1 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
1.2 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
1.3 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
1.4 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
1.5 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
1.6 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
2.1 - No Run! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
2.2 - No Run! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
2.3 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
2.4 - No Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
2.5 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
2.6 - No Run! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
3.1 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
3.2 - FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
3.3 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
3.4 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
3.5 - SIX! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
3.6 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
4.1 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
4.2 - 1 LEG BYE! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
4.3 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
4.4 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
4.5 - 2 Runs! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
4.6 - No Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
5.1 - 1 Run! Jason Holder to Reeza Hendricks.
5.2 - No Run! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
5.3 - SIX! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
5.4 - FOUR! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
5.5 - 4 LEG BYES! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
5.6 - 1 Run! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
6.1 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
6.2 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
6.3 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
6.4 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
6.5 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
6.6 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
7.1 - No Run! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
7.2 - FOUR! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
7.3 - 1 Run! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
7.4 - FOUR! Hardus Viljoen to Reeza Hendricks.
7.5 - 1 BYE! Hardus Viljoen to Reeza Hendricks.
7.6 - 1 Run! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
8.1 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
8.2 - No Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
8.3 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Reeza Hendricks.
8.4 - FOUR! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
8.6 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
8.5 - 1 Run! Keshav Maharaj to Faf du Plessis.
9.1 - 1 Run! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
9.2 - 1 Run! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
9.3 - No Run! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
9.4 - No Run! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
9.5 - 1 Run! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
9.6 - FOUR! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
10.1 - 1 Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
10.2 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Faf du Plessis.
10.3 - 1 Run! Kyle Mayers to Faf du Plessis.
10.4 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
10.5 - 1 Run! Kyle Mayers to Reeza Hendricks.
10.6 - No Run! Kyle Mayers to Faf du Plessis.
11.1 - No Run! Jason Holder to Reeza Hendricks.
11.2 - 1 Run! Jason Holder to Reeza Hendricks.
11.3 - SIX! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
11.4 - FOUR! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
11.5 - 1 WIDE! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
11.5 - SIX! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
11.6 - 1 Run! Jason Holder to Faf du Plessis.
12.1 - No Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
12.2 - No Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
12.3 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
12.4 - No Run! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
12.5 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
12.6 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
13.1 - 2 Runs! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
13.2 - 1 Run! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
13.3 - 1 Run! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
13.4 - SIX! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
13.5 - 2 Runs! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
13.6 - 1 Run! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
14.1 - 4 LEG BYES! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
14.2 - No Run! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
14.3 - SIX! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
14.4 - SIX! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
14.5 - FOUR! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
14.6 - 1 Run! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
15.1 - SIX! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
15.2 - 1 Run! Simon Harmer to Faf du Plessis.
15.3 - No Run! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
15.4 - FOUR! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
15.5 - FOUR! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
15.6 - SIX! Simon Harmer to Reeza Hendricks.
16.1 - 1 Run! Reece Topley to Faf du Plessis.
16.2 - FOUR! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
16.3 - Catch OUT! Reece Topley to Reeza Hendricks.
16.4 - FOUR! Reece Topley to Donavon Ferreira.
16.5 - No Run! Reece Topley to Donavon Ferreira.
16.6 - No Run! Reece Topley to Donavon Ferreira.
17.1 - FOUR! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
17.2 - 2 Runs! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
17.3 - 1 Run! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
17.4 - No Run! Hardus Viljoen to Donavon Ferreira.
17.5 - No Run! Hardus Viljoen to Donavon Ferreira.
17.6 - No Run! Hardus Viljoen to Donavon Ferreira.
18.1 - 1 WIDE! Wiaan Mulder to Faf du Plessis.
18.1 - 1 Run! Wiaan Mulder to Faf du Plessis.
18.2 - No Run! Wiaan Mulder to Donavon Ferreira.
18.3 - Catch OUT! Wiaan Mulder to Donavon Ferreira.
18.4 - FOUR! Wiaan Mulder to Leus du Plooy.
18.5 - 2 Runs! Wiaan Mulder to Leus du Plooy.
18.6 - No Run! Wiaan Mulder to Leus du Plooy.
19.1 - SIX! Hardus Viljoen to Faf du Plessis.
Joburg Super Kings
Durban Super Giants
Match Info
Joburg Super Kings
182/2
Durban Super Giants
178/6
Toss:
Joburg Super Kings , elected to Field
Umpires:
Match Status:
Joburg Super Kings won by 8 wickets
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
Reeza Hendricks
45
46
4
2
Faf du Plessis
*
113
58
8
8
Donavon Ferreira
4
8
1
0
Leus du Plooy
*
6
3
1
0
Neil Brand
0
0
0
0
Sibonelo Makhanya
0
0
0
0
Romario Shepherd
0
0
0
0
Nandre Burger
0
0
0
0
Gerald Coetzee
0
0
0
0
Alzarri Joseph
0
0
0
0
Maheesh Theekshana
0
0
0
0
Extras b 1 p 0 nb 0 lb 9, w 4)
14
Total (2 wickets, 19.1 overs)
182/2 (19.1)
Bowling
O
M
R
W
Kyle Mayers
2
0
6
0
Keshav Maharaj
4
0
27
0
Reece Topley
4
0
19
1
Jason Holder
2
0
31
0
Hardus Viljoen
3.1
0
40
0
Simon Harmer
3
0
41
0
Wiaan Mulder
1
0
8
1
Fall of Wickets
1-157(Reeza Hendricks 16.3 ov)
2-170(Donavon Ferreira 18.3 ov)
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
Kyle Mayers
28
15
2
3
Quinton de Kock
6
9
1
0
Matthew Breetzke
28
24
1
1
Wiaan Mulder
0
2
0
0
Heinrich Klaasen
65
48
7
0
Keemo Paul
8
7
0
1
Jason Holder
*
28
12
4
1
Simon Harmer
*
5
3
0
0
Hardus Viljoen
0
0
0
0
Keshav Maharaj
0
0
0
0
Reece Topley
0
0
0
0
Extras b 4 p 0 nb 0 lb 4, w 2)
10
Total (6 wickets, 20.0 overs)
178/6 (20.0)
Bowling
O
M
R
W
Nandre Burger
3
0
32
0
Maheesh Theekshana
4
0
30
3
Alzarri Joseph
4
0
38
0
Gerald Coetzee
3
0
21
3
Romario Shepherd
3
0
21
0
Neil Brand
3
0
28
0
Fall of Wickets
1-33(Quinton de Kock 3.3 ov)
2-46(Kyle Mayers 4.2 ov)
3-46(Wiaan Mulder 4.4 ov)
4-121(Matthew Breetzke 14.2 ov)
5-132(Keemo Paul 15.6 ov)
6-154(Heinrich Klaasen 18.4 ov)