In Gqeberha, the Joburg Super Kings ended the three-match winning streak of Sunrisers Eastern Cape by taking four wickets each from Aaron Phangiso and Gerald Coetzee. The hosts were bowled out for 127 after JSK’s bowling pair proved to be nearly unhittable on the sluggish, low pitch. Sunrisers, on the other hand, improved the low score with their own bowling performance, but the Super Kings crossed the finish line for their third victory of the year with two balls left.
Have fun with the scorecard of the match played between Super Kings and Eastern Cape.
When Sunrisers were put into bat, they soon fell to 16/2 within the third over when Coetzee got rid of Jordan Hermann and Sarel Erwee, who then ran himself out. Adam Rossington scored four fours and two sixes, but his expulsion for a 31-ball 40, which came shortly after Aiden Markram’s exit, set Sunrisers’ decline in motion. Phangiso, who was accused of engaging in illicit bowling at this competition, Tristan Stubbs, JJ Smuts, and Marco Jansen were all dismissed by JSK bowlers during the middle overs, but they may continue to bowl while the situation is investigated. This bowling trio was the backbone of the JSK attack. James Fuller’s late appearance propelled the Sunrisers above 120 before Coetzee came back to finish the job.
Leus du Plooy hit a quick 47* and Faf du Plessis led Joburg Super King‘s chase with a measured 37, but the Super Kings’ batting anxieties persisted as they were unable to win the match. After a 47-run PowerPlay, Sunrisers applied the spin choke, and van der Merwe even gave up just five runs in the final over, leaving JSK with eight runs to start the 20th. When Sisanda Magala accidentally overstepped for a no-ball, the equation changed to 5 of 2, which du Plooy then hit away for the winning four.