10 Feb STRONG BATTING PERFORMANCES YIELD RESULTS ON DAY 3 OF THE CSA T20 CHALLENGE
GQEBERHA: The second round of the CSA T20 Challenge kicked off with Momentum Multiply Titans taking on the Gbets Rocks at 10h00 today.
Gbets Rocks winning the toss and electing to field, the Momentum Multiply Titans got off to a great start early in the game as opening batters, Quinton de Kock and Gihahn Cloete held a firm partnership of 106 runs before the fall of the first wicket in the 13th over. De Kock’s 72 off 61 (5 boundaries and 1 six) and Cloete’s 53 off 41 (6 boundaries and 1 six) followed by an unbeaten 27 off 17 from Donovan Ferriera saw the Multiply Titans end their innings on 158/2.
With the target set on 159, the Malan brothers had a solid 67 run partnership before receiving a call from Tabraiz Shamsi, dismissing Pieter Malan for 19 off 17.
Janneman Malan’s 45 off 31 (1 boundary and 4 sixes) and Michael Copeland’s 39 off 33 (2 fours and 1 six) steadied the innings in the middle. But the Multiply Titans’ bowlers continued to apply pressure on the Gbets Rocks batters, Aaron Phangiso (2/20 in 4 overs) and Junior Dala (3/36 in 4 overs), resulting in the fall of 3 wickets in the final 2 overs and Gbets Rocks ending their innings on 155/8, losing the game by 3 runs.
In the second match of the day between the Six Gun Grill Western Province Blitz and Gbets Warriors, the Warriors won the toss and elected to bat first.
Gbets Warriors saw the early wickets of Matthew Breetzke and Jon-Jon Smuts, but opener Wihan Lubbe held the innings with an unbeaten 69 off 59 (6 fours and 1 six) with the support of Lesiba Ngoepe 36 off 20 (5 boundaries and 1 six), Tristan Stubbs (21) Diego Rosier (18) the Warriors set a defendable total of 163/5.
A fiery start from the Six Gun Grill Western Province Blitz opening batter, Richard Levi, hard hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes before being dismissed by Tiaan van Vuuren with 40 runs in 17 balls. His partnership with Jonathan Bird (39 off 26 – 4 boundaries and 1 six) laid a solid foundation as the Western Province Blitz were 63/0 in the 4th over. This was followed by an unbeaten partnership between Dane Vilas (33*) and George Linde (34*) which saw the Six Gun Grill Western Province Blitz finish the game on 164-3 in 17.1 overs, winning the game by 7 wickets.
Gbets Warriors’ Mthiwekhaya Nabe earned a bowler of the match performance with 2/18 in 3 overs.
The second round of the tournament continues tomorrow as North West Dragons take on the ITEC Knights at 10h00 and Hollywoodbets Dolphins take on the Imperial Lions at 14h30.
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