MI Cape Town vs Joburg Super Kings, 7th Match

TOSS: MI Cape Town chose to field.

“MI Cape Town won by 7 wickets”

Joburg Super Kings  (20 overs maximum)

Janneman Malan c Rashid Khan b Linde16212176.19
Reeza Hendricks b Rabada260033.33
Faf du Plessis (c)b Waqar Salamkheil8140057.14
Kyle Verreynne †c Potgieter b Linde4210200.00
Leus du Plooy c Rickelton b Smith21261080.76
Donovan Ferreira b Rashid Khan781087.50
Romario Shepherd c Rickelton b Smith5140035.71
George Garton not out13151086.66
Alzarri Joseph c Brevis b Rashid Khan250040.00
Gerald Coetzee c †Roelofsen b Rabada140025.00
Aaron Phangiso not out10810125.00
Extras: (nb 3, w 13) 16

TOTAL: 20 Ov (RR: 5.25) 105/9

fall of wickets: 1-25 (Reeza Hendricks, 3.4 ov), 2-27 (Janneman Malan, 4.4 ov), 3-31 (Kyle Verreynne, 4.6 ov), 4-41 (Faf du Plessis, 7.4 ov), 5-54 (Donovan Ferreira, 10.2 ov), 6-75 (Leus du Plooy, 14.1 ov), 7-79 (Romario Shepherd, 14.6 ov), 8-83 (Alzarri Joseph, 16.2 ov), 9-84 (Gerald Coetzee, 17.1 ov)

George Linde402526.25143010
Sam Curran2021010.5052102
Kagiso Rabada401223.00120000
Waqar Salamkheil401914.75110010
Rashid Khan401824.50142001
Odean Smith201025.0060030

MI Cape Town  (T: 106 runs from 20 overs)

Dewald Brevis c Phangiso b Coetzee423423123.52
Ryan Rickelton c Joseph b Coetzee21242087.50
Rassie van der Dussen not out14231060.86
Grant Roelofsen †c Malan b Shepherd580062.50
Sam Curran not out15911166.66
Extras: (b 5, w 5) 10

TOTAL: 16.2 Ov (RR: 6.55) 107/3

Did not Bat: Delano Potgieter, Odean Smith, George Linde, Rashid Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada, Waqar Salamkheil 

Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Ryan Rickelton, 8.4 ov), 2-75 (Dewald Brevis, 10.6 ov), 3-87 (Grant Roelofsen, 14.1 ov)

George Garton201306.5041010
Alzarri Joseph402606.50102030
Gerald Coetzee402426.00132100
Aaron Phangiso402305.75120200
Reeza Hendricks10202.0040000
Romario Shepherd1.2014110.5031110

Player of the Match: Kagiso Rabada(MICT) Good start, early wickets, keeping it as simple as possible, and putting them under pressure. The spinners kept taking wickets and making life easy for us. It’s been a pleasure to play at Newlands; the crowd has been fantastic, with almost every game selling out. I wish I could bowl as easily as Joff (Archer), and Olly Stone was unlucky to miss out today.

Faf du Plessis(JSK): T20 cricket is like a lottery; you can ride the momentum at times, but if we have two bad days, we have to return to Joburg and start over. It could be a matter of confidence (on the struggling batting unit), you have three games in four days, and you may have enough time to work out (during the upcoming break). The pitch was slow and slightly worn out, but their three spinners were ideal for the conditions. We didn’t have that luxury because our main spinner, Mahesh Theekshana, isn’t due to arrive until later this week. We were aware of his unavailability for three matches; it would have been nice to win two on the road, but it’s good to be returning home.

Rashid Khan(MICT): The way we bowled, KG, Linde, and Waqar – a great win for us. We played a Test match together for AFG; he (Waqar) has done well in the past and has the ability; he’s ready to go and do well; I’m happy for him. In the middle overs, he was in command. Linde bowled superbly in the batting PP, and he and KG laid the groundwork for us. It’s not easy for a spinner to bowl three overs in the powerplay, but he’s always wanted to do it for us. I believe we have the best bowling unit; there are so many options that it makes a captain’s job more difficult. We also have depth in the batting order, which we saw in the previous game; it’s only a matter of time before they step up and take responsibility. The crowd has been fantastic; they’ve come out in large numbers to support us over three games; I hope you’ll join us for the remaining games as well.

“A convincing win for MI Cape Town, a win that was never in doubt after their bowlers’ dazzling performance earlier in the evening; not being able to win with the bonus point will sting a little, but they complete their second win in three home games. Dewald Brevis led the chase with a magnificent 42, and Sam Curran finished it off in style, but van der Dussen struggled, which may have cost them a point. The Super Kings bowlers worked hard, but they were once again let down by their batters. They’ll be hoping that returning to the Wanderers will bring them good fortune”.