01 Nov BREVIS STARS IN RECORD-BREAKING ENCOUNTER
POTCHEFSTROOM: Dewald Brevis delivered a record-breaking performance in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 Challenge on Monday.
The Momentum Multiply Titans were put to the bat first by the ITEC Knights in an encounter that broke the world record for the highest match aggregate in a T20 game.
Brevis blasted 162 off 57 balls to record the highest individual score in the CSA T20 Challenge. His knock was made up of 13 boundaries and 13 maximums as the Momentum Multiply ended their innings on 271/3.
He had the support of Jiveshen Pillay (52 off 45) and Donavon Ferreira (33 off 15). His opening partnership with Pillay provided 179 runs for the first wicket and 53 runs with Ferreira.
Dayyaan Galiem (7*) and Theunis de Bruyn (5*) only faced a few deliveries as the Titans recorded the highest team total in the competition.
The Knights took the challenge head-on in their response with Gihahn Cloete and Jacques Snyman, sharing a quick 72 runs. Snyman was caught by Brevis off Simon Harmer just after powerplay for 28. Cloete departed shortly after with 51 runs, caught by Neil Brand off Aaron Phangiso.
Titans continued to take wickets at regular intervals and Knights ended their innings on 230/9. Other major contributions tallying up the runs for Knights were Gerald Coetzee (37 off 11 with five maximums and one boundary), Migael Pretorius (29 off 14), Isaac Dikgale (28 off 13), and Patrick Kruger (22 off 13).
In the second match of the day, the Six Gun Grill Western Province won the toss and elected to field first against the DP World Lions.
The Lions set a respectable 161-run target in their allotted 20 overs. A half century from Wiaan Mulder (52 off 34), with Mitchell van Buuren (40 off 24), and 31 runs from Dominic Hendricks saw the Lions end the innings on 160/8.
Tshepo Moreki, was the pick of the bowlers for Western Province and returned career-best figures of 4/22 in his four overs.
The Lions needed to restrict Western Province to 128 runs in order to secure a bonus point victory and stay alive in the competition. At the conclusion of the penultimate over, Western Province were on 118/8. Mulder successfully defended the ten-runs required off the last over for a 32-run bonus point win as the Western Province innings ended on 128/9.
Major Contributions from Western Province saw Mihlali Mpongwana put up a 43 off 29 before he was run out by Hendricks and Daniel Smith (28) caught by Hendricks off Glen Adams.
Codi Yusuf (2/15), Tladi Bokako (2/18), and Malusi Siboto (2/19) played a massive role in restricting the Western Province side, returning two scalps each in their four overs.
Audio and Video featuring Dewald Brevis can be found here.
Upcoming CSA T20 Challenge matches on Tuesday, 01 November 2022:
14h30: ITEC Knights vs North West Dragons
18h00: DP World Lions vs Gbets Rocks
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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