Namibia v SA Emerging Players, T20 quadrangular, Windhoek April 20, 2013

Delport fifty carries South Africa Emerging Players home

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South Africa Emerging Players 163 for 3 (Delport 69) beat Namibia 160 for 6 (van der Westhuizen 63) by 7 wickets
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A rapid half-century from Cameron Delport propelled South Africa Emerging Players to a seven-wicket win against Namibia in their opening game of the quadrangular T20 tournament in Windhoek. Delport, opening for South Africa, slammed 69 in 40 balls with 10 boundaries to help them chase down 161 with an over to spare. His team-mates could not match his pace of scoring, but handy cameos from Yaseen Vallie and Jean Symes after Delport was dismissed ensured the team eased home.

Namibia's innings too was built around one half-century, theirs coming from No. 3 Louis van der Westhuizen. His knock of 63 off 45 was crucial in that it followed ducks from both openers. That they got to 160 after being 4 for 2 in the second over was commendable, but as it turned was not enough. Left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks was quite expensive, going at nine an over, but he was also the most effective for South Africa with three scalps.

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  • Dummy4 on April 21, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    Waiting to see Louis Van Der Westhuizen in the IPL or even the SA T20 side sometime in the future.

  • Dummy4 on April 21, 2013, 9:46 GMT

    The part time bowlers are just as economical as the full time bowlers. The SA selectors need to add more batting all-rounders like Symes, Pretorius, Delport, Albie Morlel,Wiese in place of the Abbots/Mornes/Tsobe/Parnel/Mclaren who are just as expensive and don't contribute with the bat. The CSK/ Indian t20 side is the most successful as the focus is on batting depth rather than bowling quality. Too much reliance on the top three is likely to continue to lead to erratic performances. Six batsmen/ 5 bowlers is not the future. Batting all-rounders are. Wake-up SA selectors!

  • Sean on April 21, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    PNG played Sri Lanka Emerging Players earlier this month! Featuring d.chamdermail etc! was 3 t20 (PNG won 1 Sri Lanka won 2) 2 50/50 over games (sri lanka won both) and a 2 day match (sri lanka won). Good to see assoicate sides taking on first class teams!

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