Durban’s Super Giants back to winning ways at Newlands

Durban’s Super Giants back to winning ways at Newlands

Bonus point victory moves DSG back to second on the table

 

Tuesday, 23 January 2024: Durban’s Super Giants (DSG) returned to winning ways in a crucial Betway SA20 match against MI Cape Town (MICT) at Newlands on Tuesday evening.

DSG were on a two-game losing sequence before bouncing back with a 36-run bonus-point victory to move back into second position with 18 points.

The visitors were sent in to bat and struggled initially after local boy and left-arm spinner, George Linde (2/15), reduced DSG to 23/2 in the third over.

Linde’s victims were DSG debutant Tony de Zorzi, who raced to 20 off 11 balls (3×4, 1×6), attempting an ill-judged reverse sweep before also clean bowling Quinton de Kock the very next ball.

DSG’s innings was then rebuilt through a 43-run partnership between Matthew Breetzke (48) and Jon Jon Smuts (26).

But a double blow by wrist-spinner Thomas Kaber (2/20), who accounted for the wickets of JJ Smuts and the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen stemmed the visitors’ momentum.

It required a 20-ball 38 not out from Wiaan Mulder to eventually lift DSG to 157/6.

MICT were never in control of their run chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals.

There was a lack of partnerships throughout with only Sam Curran (38) and Dewald Brevis’ (21) 48-run stand for the fourth wicket providing any hope for the Newlands faithful.

It was DSG’s two new signings Noor Ahmad (3/22) and Marcus Stoinis (3/18) that inflicted the damage as MICT were restricted to 121/9.

MICT have a long break before their next crunch match away against Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George’s Park on Saturday.

Player of the Match: George Linde (2/15).

 

Notes

Video from the post-match press conference featuring Lance Klusener (DSG) and Hashim Amla (MICT) is available for download in the below link.

https://we.tl/t-CCTpWNG23T

Rights free images from the Betway SA20 are available below.

Betway SA20 Season 2 | SPORTZPICS Photography

 

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