Pretoria Capitals score a thumping victory

Pretoria Capitals defeated MI Cape Town by 52 runs away from home to increase their lead at the top of the SA20 points standings. Will Jacks set up the massive win with a brilliant 62 off just 27 balls, while the bowlers held MI Cape Town without even a scent in the chase. Finally, the chasers came up very short and suffered their fourth-season defeat.

Rassie van der Dussen’s dropped catch gave Jacks a respite in the Capitals’ only other over of the inning. The opener took advantage of his good fortune by launching his assault against Kagiso Rabada for a six and a four in the same over. As fours and sixes came at the discretion of the two batsmen in the middle, Jacks and Kusal Mendis, Capitals surged from 23/0 off 2 overs to 84/0 off 6. Jacks even mentioned a 19-ball half-century at this part of the game. 50 of the 62 runs he scored before being out were boundaries (5 fours, 5 sixes).

After the PowerPlay, Rashid Khan, Odean Smith, and Jofra Archer attempted to aid Cape Town in making a comeback by taking four wickets in as many overs, but the Pretoria Capitals reached the halfway point with 100 runs scored. In the second half, Theunis de Bruyn and James Neesham took over the scoring duties and contributed enough for the Capitals to add 82 more runs to their total.

Ryan Rickelton’s departure after just the third over shocked MI Cape Town early in the chase. Dewald Brevis and Sam Curran made an effort to save the squad and restart the chase, leading them to 42 for 1 in 6 overs. Adil Rashid, like Rashid Khan, entered the scene to clean up Curran and give his team a breakthrough.

Brevis and Rassie van der Dussen engaged in another physical altercation as they helped the team surpass 100 runs in the 13th over. The chasing side, though, crumbled after Brevis was bowled by Nortje in that over for a 30-ball 46. Before losing their final eight wickets in a span of five and a half overs due to Nortje and Parnell’s expert cleanup of the lower order, they contributed only 29 runs.

Have a brief glance at the match between MI Cape Town and Pretoria Capitals.