08 Dec ANOTHER DE ZORZI TON TO PROPEL WESTERN PROVINCE TO VICTORY
JOHANNESBURG: Tony de Zorzi continued his run-scoring form with another century as Western Province clinched a bonus point victory against ITEC Knights in Bloemfontein.
Asked to bat first, the visitors stood up to the challenge as the opening partnership of Jonathan Bird (86 off 98), and De Zorzi (133 off 118) laid a solid 208 runs before the fall of the first wicket.
De Zorzi was caught by Mbulelo Budaza off Patrick Botha in the 41st over after 14 boundaries and two maximums.
George Linde continued to deliver with both bat and ball, smashing 70 off 34 balls as Western Province finished on 366/7, the highest score in the tournament thus far.
Aubrey Swanepoel (3/63) was responsible for the dismissals of Bird, Gavin Kaplan (23), and Mihlali Mpongwana with one run.
Budaza (2/65), saw off Linde and Mohammad Vallie with two runs whilst Migael Pretorius dismissed Daniel Smith (26).
The Western Province bowling attack continued where the batters left off, taking wickets at regular intervals to restrict the hosts to 160 all out.
Botha (45 off 44) and Pretorius (33 off 27) provided some much needed runs in the collapsing batting line-up before they fell to Tshepo Moreki and Junaid Dawood, respectively.
Dawood (3/38) also claimed the wickets of Swanepoel for seven and Budaza for none.
Linde (3/35) dominated the top order, dismissing Jacques Snyman (16), Isaac Dikgale (19), and Ryan van Tonder for none.
Wayne Parnell was also destructive in four overs, returning 2/15 after dismissing Patrick Kruger for two and Garnett Tarr with one run.
Bad Light stopped play at the Mangaung Oval and the revised target was 338 in 40 Overs and Western Province won the match by 177 runs (Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method).
Upcoming 1DayCup Fixtures: Thursday, 08 December 2022
10h00: Northern Cape Heat vs AET Tuskers – Kimberley Oval, Kimberley
10h00: Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers vs Eastern Storm – Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
Results from Tuesday, 07 December 2022
Eastern Cape Iinyathi vs Mpumalanga Rhinos – Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium, East London (Rhinos won the toss and elected to bowl)
- Iinyathi won by 36 runs
- Iinyathi: 297/10 – J. van Heerden (126*), M. Marais (53), N. Yikha (50) / T. Ngcobo 2/34, M. Mayet 2/39
- Rhinos: 261/10 – R. Hermann (134) / S. Ntuntwana 3/36
Eastern Storm vs Limpopo Impalas – Willowmoore Park, Benoni (Impalas won the toss and elected to bowl)
- Eastern Storm won by 38 runs
- Storm: 291/10 – L. Lubbe (101), S. Dadswell (78) / S. Langa 3/50
- Impalas: 253/10 – L. Kaestner (75), M. Venter (63), S. Masondo (44) / N. Felane 4/46
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