Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Liam Brickhill

6.48pm So, Paarl Rocks prevail in the Cape derby. Cape Town Blitz won all of their games leading up to this one, while Paarl were still searching for their first win. No doubt invigorated by the return of their Protea players, Paarl's bowling attack did very well to keep Cape Town to just 140, with left-arm spinner Fortuin starring with four wickets and Dane Paterson picking up 3 for 23. Dale Steyn dented their chase early, but Faf du Plessis marshalled his middle order, adding 67 with van Jaarsveld and 38 with Mosehle to guide the chase. Cape Town just didn't have enough on the board, and Paarl sealed their win in front of a packed home crowd.

"It's a good feeling to get a first win under the belt," says Player of the Match Bjorn Fortuin. "I felt like we owed it to the fans, to the management, and also to ourselves. As a team we need to continue this momentum and build on this. From a personal point of view, I'm just trying to put in the best performances I can."

"It was good to be playing here, a great crowd at the stadium today," says Paarl Rocks captain Faf du Plessis. "We just tried a few different things. [Mzansi Super League] is brilliant for cricket in South Africa. This is going to fast track the domestic players so much. The exposure they're getting is awesome. And from a fan point of view, for the first time all our national players are playing domestic cricket together. T20 cricket is about momentum, and it was really important for us to turn the momentum around."

"The Paarl Rocks team were well prepared," says Cape Town Blitz captain Farhaan Behardien. "We never adapted quickly enough from being on the highveld last night to coming to a slow coastal wicket today. It's not a bad thing to taste defeat this early in the tournament, it gives some perspective. We don't have much turnaround time."

That's all from your commentary team tonight. Goodbye from me, Liam Brickhill, and my colleague Hemant Brar. Look out for Hemant's match report for any details you might have missed from this afternoon's game.

18.5
4
Phehlukwayo to Fortuin, FOUR runs, Fortuin seals it with a boundary! Phehlukwayo floated up a full one, and Fortuin slammed it straight back at him, beating the bowler and the boundary fielders to end the game with a boundary
18.4
1
Phehlukwayo to Mosehle, 1 run, Mosehle dead-bats the ball to cover and they sprint through to draw level

Jay Deshpande: "Watching from USA. Hey guys, did you see that USA was recently promoted to Division 2? We in the USA always appreciate all support to promote cricket in our country"

18.3
1
Phehlukwayo to Fortuin, 1 run, Fortuin walks down at the bowler, checking his drive into the covers and finding a single
18.2
1
Phehlukwayo to Mosehle, 1 run, a touch short, and Mosehle pulls into the leg side for a quick single
18.1
1
Phehlukwayo to Fortuin, 1 run, Fortuin opens the face of the bat to get off the mark with a single to third man

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | PR: 136/5 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.55, RRR: 2.50)

  • M Mosehle26 (24b)
  • BC Fortuin0 (0b)
  • MP Siboto3-0-30-1
  • AL Phehlukwayo2-0-18-0
17.6
4
Siboto to Mosehle, FOUR runs, well, after the chaos Mosehle restores order with a scything cut through point for four

Rocks 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3H DavidsAK Markram
2nd0F du PlessisAK Markram
3rd67VB van JaarsveldF du Plessis
4th24F du PlessisD Wiese
5th38F du PlessisM Mosehle
6th12M MosehleBC Fortuin

Mzansi Super League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
CTB1063300.941
JS1064291.295
PR105522-0.292
NMBG104421-0.448
TS104616-1.044
DH103614-0.716