Paarl Royals vs MI Cape Town, 16th Match

TOSS: Paarl Royals, elected to field first

“MI Cape Town won by 13 runs”

MI Cape Town  (20 overs maximum)

Ryan Rickelton c & b Fortuin54410125.00
Dewald Brevis lbw b Fortuin210140020.00
Sam Curran run out (Miller/Fortuin)2370066.66
Grant Roelofsen †c Miller b Adams34304430113.33
Rassie van der Dussen c Roy b Adams49428241116.66
George Linde b Shamsi24141721171.42
Delano Potgieter st †Buttler b Shamsi024000.00
Odean Smith c Adams b Ngidi65710120.00
Rashid Khan (c)c Miller b Ngidi137720185.71
Jofra Archer not out221100100.00
Kagiso Rabada not out011000.00
Extras: (b 1, lb 1, w 3) 5

TOTAL: 20 Ov (RR: 7.10) 142/9

Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Ryan Rickelton, 0.6 ov), 2-9 (Sam Curran, 2.2 ov), 3-9 (Dewald Brevis, 2.5 ov), 4-72 (Grant Roelofsen, 12.2 ov), 5-103 (George Linde, 15.3 ov), 6-103 (Delano Potgieter, 15.5 ov), 7-110 (Odean Smith, 16.5 ov), 8-124 (Rashid Khan, 18.1 ov), 9-141 (Rassie van der Dussen, 19.5 ov)

Bjorn Fortuin402225.50113000
Wihan Lubbe20904.5040000
Lungi Ngidi402927.25102110
Ferisco Adams403127.7563000
Tabraiz Shamsi402726.7592100
Evan Jones2022011.0033020

MI Cape Town innings

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 32 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 2.5: Review by MI Cape Town (Batting), Umpire – AT Holdstock, Batter – D Brevis (Struck down)
  • MI Cape Town: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 0
  • Strategic Timeout: MI Cape Town – 55/3 in 9.0 overs (G Roelofsen 23, HE van der Dussen 23)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (G Roelofsen 27, HE van der Dussen 23, Ex 0)
  • MI Cape Town: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 3
  • Strategic Timeout: MI Cape Town – 103/5 in 15.3 overs (HE van der Dussen 33)
  • Innings Break: MI Cape Town – 142/9 in 20.0 overs (JC Archer 2, K Rabada 0)

Lets have a look at the most recent match between Paarl Royals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape. Eastern Cape overcomes Royals in this match also. Royals needs to come back after two consecutive losses.

Paarl Royals  (T: 143 runs from 20 overs)

Jason Roy c Curran b Linde48100050.00
Jos Buttler †c †Roelofsen b Archer68588790117.24
Wihan Lubbe b Linde013000.00
Dane Vilas b Rabada28140025.00
Mitchell Van Buuren b Rashid Khan1340033.33
David Miller (c)c Archer b Rabada26243920108.33
Evan Jones not out13122610108.33
Ferisco Adams not out66800100.00
Extras: (lb 1, w 8) 9

TOTAL: 20 Ov (RR: 6.45) 129/6

Did not bat: Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi 

Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Jason Roy, 2.1 ov), 2-9 (Wihan Lubbe, 2.2 ov), 3-27 (Dane Vilas, 5.5 ov), 4-30 (Mitchell Van Buuren, 6.5 ov), 5-89 (David Miller, 15.1 ov), 6-121 (Jos Buttler, 18.1 ov)

George Linde402325.75142010
Kagiso Rabada402726.7572010
Jofra Archer403117.75115020
Rashid Khan401614.0080000
Odean Smith201608.0031000
Sam Curran201507.5032000

Paarl Royals innings

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 27 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 8.3: Review by MI Cape Town (Bowling), Umpire – AT Holdstock, Batter – JC Buttler (Struck down)
  • Strategic Timeout: Paarl Royals – 46/4 in 9.0 overs (JC Buttler 25, DA Miller 7)
  • Paarl Royals: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 7
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (JC Buttler 26, DA Miller 24, Ex 0)
  • JC Buttler: 50 off 48 balls (6 x 4)
  • Paarl Royals: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 8


Player of the Match: Jos Buttler(PR) Very dissatisfied We believed we were actually in the game at this point. Dealing with Jofra is always difficult. His return is fantastic for the England team. The difficulty of playing on various surfaces makes hitting limits here not the simplest. After talking about chasing 40 to 45 runs in the final four overs, Davey was dismissed. We are both unhappy in the outcome.

David Miller:(PR): 142, in my opinion, was a respectable score on this wicket. But despite losing a few wickets in the powerplay, I still believed they were below average. It was challenging to consistently score boundaries. Buttler and I remained inside, but I later left. a little let down. It’s not all bad news, either. We’d like to form a couple more alliances. Tomorrow will be a quick turnaround, and maybe we can pull it off with the bat.

Rashid Khan(MICT): We have to keep it straightforward. I considered 140+ to be an excellent score. It would be challenging to score, I realised. Overall, it was a fantastic effort. You need such innings given the manner Rassie played. His contribution to the group is crucial. He’ll be important in this competition. He (Linde) has been playing since the very first game. He can bowl both inside and outside of the powerplay, which makes my job simpler. We need to advance and keep getting better. We must have confidence in our abilities. We believe that we can defend any total with the bowling unit we now have. We’ll keep growing and focus on the advantages. For us, this victory was very important.

“If the visitors score a modest total, the home team will be content to keep the opposition’s total under 150. Three wickets were lost by the MI Cape Town team during the Powerplay, which didn’t assist their situation. In the powerplay, both Fortuin and the other bowlers maintained their focus. At that point, Roelofsen and Van der Dussen teamed up to maintain the scoreboard. They expertly balanced caution and aggression, giving their team the much-needed impetus with a 63-run stand. The visitors dropped a flurry of wickets after the former fell, which prevented them from gaining any sort of momentum. The home side bowlers kept it as tight as they could while still being on the money in the death. Although we are aware that Boland Park’s surface is slow, 143 won’t be a stroll in the park.

The MICT bowlers put in a strong effort to defend a total that was below average. By taking two consecutive wickets in the third over of the innings, Linde immediately established the tone. In the seventh over, the Paarl Royals were down at 30/4 after losing further wickets. At that point, Buttler and Miller, two seasoned Royals bats, teamed up. With a fifty-run partnership for the fifth wicket, they helped the situation significantly. They intended to dig in and then explode at the very end. Buttler drastically increased the stakes after Miller was defeated by Rabada. He was poised to lead his team to victory on his own, but in the penultimate over, he was defeated by a fellow countryman. Jofra Archer, who had given up 27 runs in his first three overs, bowled a fantastic 19th over in which he quickly removed the danger man and only allowed 4 runs to be scored. When it came time to bowl the last over, Odean Smith was called upon and performed a great job for the guests. In the second innings, there weren’t any sixes hit at all!”