Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals, 1st Semi-Final

TOSS: Paarl Royals, elected to field first

“Pretoria Capitals won by 29 runs”

Pretoria Capitals  (20 overs maximum)

Phil Salt †lbw b Shamsi22213930104.76
Kusal Mendis c Stirling b Fortuin711191063.63
Theunis de Bruyn (c)c †Buttler b Shamsi912140075.00
Rilee Rossouw c Morgan b Phehlukwayo56415653136.58
Colin Ingram c Fortuin b Jones1014211071.42
James Neesham c †Buttler b Phehlukwayo4590080.00
Eathan Bosch c †Buttler b Phehlukwayo22102331220.00
Senuran Muthusamy not out13110033.33
Migael Pretorius run out (†Buttler)003000.00
Adil Rashid not out84420200.00
Extras: (lb 5, nb 1, w 8) 14

TOTAL: 20 Ov (RR: 7.65) 153/8

Did not bat: Anrich Nortje 

Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Kusal Mendis, 3.3 ov), 2-37 (Theunis de Bruyn, 6.5 ov), 3-51 (Phil Salt, 8.2 ov), 4-84 (Colin Ingram, 13.2 ov), 5-91 (James Neesham, 14.5 ov), 6-133 (Rilee Rossouw, 18.1 ov), 7-144 (Eathan Bosch, 18.6 ov), 8-144 (Migael Pretorius, 19.2 ov)

Lungi Ngidi4040010.00118030
Bjorn Fortuin402416.00111110
Andile Phehlukwayo402937.2582100
Tabraiz Shamsi401924.75111010
Paul Stirling1014014.0011101
Evan Jones312217.33102130

Pretoria Capitals innings

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 32 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pretoria Capitals: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 3
  • Strategic Timeout: Pretoria Capitals – 51/3 in 8.2 overs (RR Rossouw 9)
  • Over 8.2: Review by Pretoria Capitals (Batting), Umpire – A Paleker, Batter – PD Salt (Struck down)
  • Strategic Timeout: Pretoria Capitals – 84/3 in 13.0 overs (RR Rossouw 28, CA Ingram 10)
  • Pretoria Capitals: 100 runs in 15.5 overs (96 balls), Extras 11
  • RR Rossouw: 50 off 38 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Pretoria Capitals: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Pretoria Capitals – 153/8 in 20.0 overs (S Muthusamy 1, AU Rashid 8)

Paarl Royals  (T: 154 runs from 20 overs)

Jason Roy c Rossouw b Bosch023000.00
Paul Stirling lbw b Rashid21143031150.00
Jos Buttler †b Bosch1381111162.50
Dane Vilas b Rashid1822312081.81
Eoin Morgan c Mendis b Rossouw17132630130.76
David Miller (c)c Ingram b Nortje31275621114.81
Evan Jones b Neesham0712000.00
Andile Phehlukwayo c Ingram b Neesham14131830107.69
Bjorn Fortuinc Bosch b Pretorius2490050.00
Tabraiz Shamsinot out018000.00
Lungi Ngidi c Ingram b Nortje033000.00
Extras: (b 1, lb 1, w 6) 8

TOTAL: 19 Ov (RR: 6.52) 124/10

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jason Roy, 0.2 ov), 2-16 (Jos Buttler, 2.1 ov), 3-49 (Paul Stirling, 6.3 ov), 4-64 (Dane Vilas, 8.4 ov), 5-83 (Eoin Morgan, 11.2 ov), 6-90 (Evan Jones, 13.1 ov), 7-109 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 16.2 ov), 8-124 (Bjorn Fortuin, 17.5 ov), 9-124 (David Miller, 18.3 ov), 10-124 (Tabraiz Shamsi, 18.6 ov)

Eathan Bosch402125.25122020
Senuran Muthusamy1013013.0011100
Anrich Nortje412927.25155100
Migael Pretorius302117.0091100
Adil Rashid301525.00102010
James Neesham301926.33103010
Rilee Rossouw10313.0050002

Paarl Royals innings

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 49 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 6.3: Review by Paarl Royals (Batting), Umpire – A Paleker, Batter – PR Stirling (Struck down)
  • Paarl Royals: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 3
  • Strategic Timeout: Paarl Royals – 64/4 in 8.4 overs (EJG Morgan 7)
  • Over 11.4: Review by Pretoria Capitals (Bowling), Umpire – AT Holdstock, Batter – E Jones (Struck down – Umpires Call)
  • Strategic Timeout: Paarl Royals – 90/5 in 13.0 overs (DA Miller 13, E Jones 0)
  • Paarl Royals: 100 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 8

Have a look at the previous match between Pretoria Capitals and Paarl Royals which was also won by Pretoria Capitals by 59 runs.


Player of the Match: Rilee Rossouw(PC) We talked about the left-handers and how I was the lone offspinner on the side, so that was always the idea. Yes, I bowl in important matches and semifinals and get wickets. was somewhat two-paced, and the new ball kind of moved up and down. After losing some steam in the middle, we made the decision to go deep, which paid off in the end. On that kind of track, 153 is between 160 and 170 in similar matches, but our bowlers made it.

David Miller(PR): It was agonizing. I believe we bowled well; a couple of our overs were costly, but that happens. It hurt us since we lost too many wickets while batting. They performed well up front despite the sticky wicket. 145 was probably average. Despite bowling well up until the final three overs, we failed to deliver. We accomplished well, but maintaining momentum is challenging. We had wins and losses, but generally, the season was successful. Great competition; a shame it finishes this way. On the day and in the final, it’s important to go out there and truly enjoy our moment while remaining composed. If things go our way, they will go our way.

Theunis de Bruyn(PC): I’m quite thrilled because this kind of pitching always ties teams together. I’m overjoyed to be in the final. You can expect fewer runs, which makes for a stressful game because you know there won’t be 220 on the scoreboard. Because of the level of expertise they had, they knew what to do in certain circumstances, so it was always going to be a scrappy affair. If you don’t bowl Rash for four overs, it will be obvious what it is, which is your engine room, and what wins you the trophies. I’m not sure. They are approaching it [on Wayne Parnell for the final] day by day.

“Pretoria keeps on running. They were the top team in this competition and have now advanced to the championship. Without them as well, their captain Wayne Parnell. Eathan Bosch caught Buttler’s huge fish with one that stayed low after Jason Roy went out early. All of the burdens were now on the others, and despite Paul Stirling’s threats, Rashid defeated him with a beautiful bowling strike. Surprisingly, Nortje’s early costs were high, but the others were frugal. Miller had too much work, and Vilas and Morgan left to pursue a start. The people further down the list didn’t contribute. Unexpectedly, Rossouw was handed an over, and at a vital moment, he secured Morgan’s crucial hit. In order to further weaken Paarl, Neesham took a few important wickets. Miller holed out off Nortje with 30 needed from 2 overs remaining. Paarl believes they could have pursued this amount if they had put in a little more effort in the beginning. Pretoria played exceptionally well on the field, while Ingram excelled at catching”.