Joburg Super Kings is routed by Linde

With a ruthless demolition of the Joburg Super Kings, Mumbai Indians Cape Town earned their second home victory of the SA20 season and temporarily took the lead in the standings. On a two-paced Newlands track, the hosts choked a batting lineup that was struggling to score runs, reducing them to a meager 105. Despite failing to earn the Bonus Point, they managed to finish the chase with seven wickets and 22 balls remaining.

The hosts got things started as Kagiso Rabada quickly and cheaply dispatched Reeza Hendricks. By the PowerPlay, the Super Kings had also managed to get rid of Kyle Verreynne and Janeman Malan, with George Linde taking both of their wickets as Rashid Khan launched a vicious spin attack. As Joburg Super Kings limped to 53/4 after the first 10 overs, Waqar Salamkheil then claimed the crucial wicket of Faf du Plessis. The penultimate wicket partnership of George Garton and Aaron Phangiso rescued some face with a 21-run stand to push the total above 100, but there was no turning back after that as Odean Smith and Rashid Khan each claimed two wickets.

Dewald Brevis’ knock of 42 had three sixes and two fours, indicating that MI Cape Town was operating in cruise control during the chase. The hosts slowed down through the middle after an opening stand of 65 in less than nine overs as Rassie van der Dussen struggled to find his timing, but there were never going to be any more challenges in clinching the victory.