Match Over - Cape Town Blitz won by 15 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Jozi Stars, who chose to bat
  • Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  • Referee: ZTA Ndamane
  • When: 08 Nov 2019, 17:30 SAST
  • Winner: Cape Town Blitz
  • Man of the Match: JN Malan


  • Umpire1: S George
  • Umpire2: BP Jele
  • Third Umpire: BM White



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Jozi Stars



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Cape Town Blitz

Great game to kick off this edition of the MSL - albeit a hectic return to commentary for me. Apologies for the little errors I may have made, I am just warming up, and hope to catch you again soon. Until then, it's goodnight from me.

Here's some nuggets from the presentation:

Temba Bavuma: We knew it was going to be a good wicket and we backed our line-up to chase down whatever they put. I thought we were in control up to the 15th over. Our confidence is not dented as a team. I haven't felt much pressure. It's nice to be back in Johannesburg, back at home, playing with guys I am familiar with. There is responsibility captaining the defending champions but its also about having fun.

MOM Janneman Malan: It was good fun. Complements to my partners. I could just get one and a boundary. It would have been fun to get the extra run but not too bothered about it. Credit to Dale Steyn.He wasn't supposed to do so well on this wicket.

Quinton de Kock: We just wanted to come here and show the other teams what we are about. We wanted to stamp out authority down. I was just tagging along Janneman, He was flying along. The guys batted superbly. When Dale picked up a wicket, we spoke about it being time to step it up. That's what I asked for, that's what I got. It's great to get over the line. I am still getting used to captaining but as I am starting to get older, slowly become a leader, whether I am captain or not.

So, Quinton de Kock has claimed his first win as captain of the Cape Town Blitz, at his old stomping ground, The Wanderers. It was his opening partner Janneman Malan who set the tone with a magnificent 99 against an inconsistent Jozi Stars attack. The target of 214 was always going to be challenging but new Jozi Stars captain Temba Bavuma was confident chasing under lights would be easier. Reeza Hendricks scored 80, and showed off his excellent timing and placement, and had some help, but not enough. It was that man Dale Steyn who announced how much he still has to offer, with 3 for 25 in his four overs, featuring two good catches from Sisanda Magala, that was the difference between the sides.

19.6A Nortje to SR Harmer, 1 run, Heaved through the covers, that's the end of that. Jozi fall 16 runs short..
19.5A Nortje to SR Harmer, 2 runs, In the blockhole and dug out, only as far as deep square leg.
19.4A Nortje to SR Harmer, No run, Jozi know this is over. It's full and Harmer tries to send that over fine leg but makes no contact at all.
19.3A Nortje to SR Harmer, 2 runs, Defended on the back foot, as far as long on and there's two more but its not enough.
19.2A Nortje to DT Christian, 1 run, chipped up and over towards third man, there's a chance of a catch but it bounces in front of the man.
19.1A Nortje to DT Christian, 2 runs, slower ball and its slugged away to deep mid-wicket, they push and succeed in getting two but its not going to be enough.
End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 190/5 after 114 balls.
SR Harmer 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) SSB Magala 4-0-36-1
DT Christian 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 187/4 after 108 balls.
DT Christian 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) DW Steyn 4-0-25-3
RD Rickelton 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 17 runs this over. 180/3 after 102 balls.
RR Hendricks 79 (51b 11x4 1x6 ) SSB Magala 3-0-33-0
DT Christian 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 163/3 after 96 balls.
DT Christian 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) DW Steyn 3-0-18-2
RR Hendricks 63 (46b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 160/2 after 90 balls.
RR Hendricks 61 (44b 8x4 1x6 ) SSB Magala 2-0-16-0
HE van der Dussen 31 (19b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 12 runs this over. 153/2 after 84 balls.
RR Hendricks 56 (40b 8x4 1x6 ) GF Linde 2-0-19-0
HE van der Dussen 29 (17b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 9 runs this over. 141/2 after 78 balls.
HE van der Dussen 18 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) SSB Magala 1-0-9-0
RR Hendricks 55 (39b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 132/2 after 72 balls.
HE van der Dussen 16 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) GF Linde 1-0-7-0
RR Hendricks 48 (35b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 124/2 after 66 balls.
HE van der Dussen 13 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-21-1
RR Hendricks 44 (30b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 115/2 after 60 balls.
HE van der Dussen 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-35-0
RR Hendricks 43 (28b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 12 runs this over. 109/2 after 54 balls.
HE van der Dussen 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-12-1
RR Hendricks 41 (26b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 14 runs this over. 97/1 after 48 balls.
T Bavuma 30 (12b 2x4 2x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 2-0-29-0
RR Hendricks 38 (24b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 11 runs this over. 79/1 after 41 balls.
T Bavuma 18 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) VD Philander 2-0-16-0
RR Hendricks 32 (21b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 15 runs this over. 68/1 after 36 balls.
RR Hendricks 27 (17b 4x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 1-0-15-0
T Bavuma 13 (6b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Here's Firdose to take you through the end of the game. Change of bowling as well

End of over 5. 12 runs this over. 46/1 after 29 balls.
T Bavuma 11 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) A Nortje 2-0-26-0
RR Hendricks 12 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 34/1 after 24 balls.
T Bavuma 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) DW Steyn 2-0-15-1
RR Hendricks 10 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 10 runs this over. 23/0 after 17 balls.
CH Gayle 13 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) A Nortje 1-0-10-0
RR Hendricks 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 13/0 after 12 balls.
CH Gayle 9 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) DW Steyn 1-0-8-0
RR Hendricks 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
RR Hendricks 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) VD Philander 1-0-5-0
CH Gayle 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
CH GayleC VD Philander B DW Steyn17151340130.77
RR HendricksC SSB Magala B DW Steyn807753111150.94
T BavumaC Q de Kock B MM Ali38241523253.33
HE van der DussenC SSB Magala B DW Steyn31272140147.62
DT Christiannot out 13221210108.33
RD RickeltonC JN Malan B SSB Magala1520050
SR Harmernot out 56500100
Z Pongolo -
K Rabada -
D Olivier -
D Paterson -
Total 198/5
VD Philander2.0020010
DW Steyn4.002536.25
A Nortje3.0041013.67
Mohammad Nawaz3.0035011.67
MM Ali2.0021110.5
GF Linde2.001909.5
SSB Magala4.003619