28 Sep DASHING DELPORT EARNS VITAL BONUS POINT WIN FOR TUSKERS
BLOEMFONTEIN: Cameron Delport hit a 21-ball half-century to set up the Hollywoodbets Tuskers for the first bonus point win of the CSA Provincial T20 Knock Out Competition with a 7-wicket victory over the Mpumalanga Rhinos at the Mangaung Oval this afternoon in the second match of Pool B.
Bearing in mind what happened in Pool A the weekend when three teams finished level on 8 points with the top two having to be decided on Net Run Rate, bonus points could become a crucial factor in deciding quarter-final qualification.
At one stage Delport had scored 47 off just 14 balls and was responsible for the Tuskers reaching an impressive 66/1 at the end of the power play. His half-century included 7 boundaries and 3 sixes and only 7 dot balls and he went on to finish unbeaten on 72 (39 balls, 8 fours and 4 sixes with a strike rate of 184.61).
The Rhinos had started well when they batted first, reaching 40/1 at the end of the power play thanks in the main to Rubin Hermann (32 off 31 balls, 4 fours) but their innings gradually subsided thereafter to a disappointing 112/8.
Gareth Dukes and Kyle Nipper (both 2/18 in 4) shared the bowling honours.
The result puts the Tuskers top of the log after round one.
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