MI Cape Town beats Paarl Royals by 8 wickets!

Let’s welcome the start of an exciting league with the exclusive win of MI Cape Town against Paarl Royals by 8 wickets with 27 balls remaining.

Paarl Royals

Wihan Lubbe c Linde b Archer38120037.50
Jos Buttler †b Stone51427161121.42
Jason Roy c Rashid Khan b Jansen1314232092.85
Dane Vilas b Stone67111085.71
David Miller (c)c Linde b Archer42314141135.48
Eoin Morgan run out (Curran/†Roelofsen)19152111126.66
Ferisco Adams c Rickelton b Archer012000.00
Bjorn Fortuin not out1370033.33
Extras (nb 1, w 6) 7

TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 7.10) 142/7

Did not bat: Ramon Simmonds, Codi Yusuf, Tabraiz Shamsi 

George Linde201708.5010
Sam Curran302307.6600
Jofra Archer412736.7501
Rashid Khan402807.0000
Duan Jansen301615.3320
Olly Stone403127.7530

MI Cape Town

Dewald Brevis not out70417345170.73
Ryan Rickelton b Simmonds42334451127.27
Sam Curran c Miller b Codi Yusuf20162012125.00
Rassie van der Dussen not out83901266.66
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 1) 3
TOTAL15.3 Ov (RR: 9.22)143/2
Did not bat: Grant Roelofsen †, Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Rashid Khan (c), Duan Jansen, Olly Stone, Jofra Archer 
Codi Yusuf3033111.0000
Bjorn Fortuin3.302306.5700
Ramon Simmonds3032110.6600
Ferisco Adams302207.3300
Tabraiz Shamsi3031010.3310

Player of the Match: Dewald Brevis (MI Cape Town)

Rashid Khan (MI Cape Town Captain) I’m really glad I won to start the new competition. The manner Jofra and Sam bowled demonstrated a great effort from the boys. Right now, we must maintain our momentum. We have one of the best bowling units, which makes my job as captain much simpler. Just about using the proper men and concentrating on doing morally. (On Jofra Archer) Incredible comeback; this is really difficult to pull off. We were glad to see him back in action and it was good to be on the field beside him rather than competing with him when we saw him during practice. Everyone in the group of guys is stepping up and eager to perform.

David Miller: (Captain of Paarl Royals) As we batted up front, the conditions were a little difficult. a little bit simpler But you can’t knock them for playing well and putting us under pressure. In a T20 match, two dropped catches are never good. We’ll put a lot of emphasis on fielding during this competition. (On Brevis’ batting)The finish was incredibly entertaining to watch. Really great skill; best of luck to him. Morgs and I were conversing about Jofra Archer when he said that it was good to see him back in international cricket. 150 strikes with ease. We have two days off until the next game, so we need to revise our strategy and get better.