- Heino Kuhn’s solid 78 and captain Senuran Muthusamy’s reliable all-round contribution helped the North West Dragons to an imposing total of 169 for five.
- This solid one-twocombinationn led the upstart Potchefstroomers to victory by 10 runs against the GBETS Warriors
- The Eastern Cape team finished on 159 for nine in the final group match of the CSA T20 Challenge
Veteran opener Kuhn faced 57 deliveries and struck six fours and two sixes before holing out in the deep against fellow veteran, left-arm spinner Jon-Jon Smuts who conceded 12 in his final over to finish with the ever respectable figures of 1-25.
Dragons captain Muthusamy slammed three sixes in his unbeaten 24 from only 11 balls to make the target even more and then delivered figures of 4-0-15-1 to snuff out the Warriors' unlikely run chase.
Smuts (21) was run out by Dwaine Pretorius off his own bowling at the non-strikers end and Lesiba Ngoepe’s valiant 43 from 28 balls (3x4, 2x6) ended with a catch to ‘keeper Tahir Isaacs off the bowling of seamer Lwandiswa Zuma.
Tristan Stubbs was brilliantly caught by Lesego Senokwane at deep square leg off the bowling of Zuma although the catch will be credited to Nono Pongolo as the catcher toppled over the boundary but managed to off-load the ball to his captain just before he crossed the rope.
Sinethemba Qeshile (24 off 13 balls) and Rudi Second (29 off 14) lashed five fours and two sixes between them as they tried to bravely to keep up with a constantly rising asking rate but Zuma’s 3-25, Pretorius’s 2-15 and Muthusamy’s parsimony ensured the Dragons’ win.
The Dragons were 40 for no loss after the six-over Power Play after choosing to bat first but Wesley Marshall pulled a long hop from legspinner Kyle Jacobs to Diego Rosier on the deep-square boundary to depart for 22 from 19 balls (2x4, 1x6) and Senokwane (4) stepped on his own stumps playing back to offspinner Wihan Lubbe with the total on 66 for two.
Delano Potgieter belted three sixes in his bright 29 from 22 balls before pulling seamer Akhona Mnyaka to deep midwicket but big-hitting Pretorius (2) was yorked almost immediately by left-arm spinner Tsepo Ndwandwa.
GBET Dolphins embarrass Six Gun Western Province to soar into semifinals
A half-century from Khaya Zondo and a clinical bowling performance saw the Hollywoodbets Dolphins storm into the CSA T20 Challenge semifinals.
As reported on Sports Brief, the Dolphins stunned all and sundry with a convincing 65-run victory against Six Gun Grill Western Province in their final round-robin match of the tourney.
The mercurial Khaya Zondo’s unbeaten 59 helped the Dolphins recover from a dodgy 13-3 to reach an awkward 148-5.