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Commentator: @varunshetty

5:22pm And that is all from our coverage of the first game. Stick around for Jozi Stars v Durbah Heats. See you!

Faf: I did think it was chaseable. We thought the wicket was decent. But once you lose wickets early, you're always playing catch up and they have good spinners in their side. We tried to make sure we didn't give them a bonus point, the communication to the guys was to get to 135. But they squeezed us. Back to Paarl now, a pitch where we've trained. But it's a quick turnover. Time to learn the lessons quickly.

Smuts: I think the game was a little closer than what the result indicates. In this ground the more dot balls you can build, the better you'll do. The competition has been a very high standard, the most important thing is the home games.

Kuhn: Was eager to get out in the ground and express myself after sitting out. I tried to get singles initially and let the others bat around me. It's how I play, I'm not as strong as some of the other guys you'll talk to soon. Getting a little harder as I grow older, but that's how I score my runs. There's a great vibe in the team and hopefully we can keep going like that.

Heino Kuhn is the Man of the Match.

5:06pm That is the bonus point sealed for the Giants. A massive win this, by 48 runs. They started well, and had the pitch read perfectly when they picked the extra spinner in Phangiso. The batting fell away a bit in the middle of their innings, then it picked up with Kuhn's hurricane. But the Rocks did superbly to restrict them to 168. However, it was a rather simple defence for the Giants in the end, with Jon-Jon Smuts leading the way with the ball. Magala and Morris did some work too with crucial wickets - five between them. The Giants now have 19 points from six games, only a point behind toppers Cape Down Blitz.

Magala to Moreki, OUT, hits middle stump. Slower ball at a length. He walks a long way into the off side and ends up getting nowhere near the ball for the flick

TL Moreki b Magala 2 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Magala to Shamsi, 1 run, short of a length outside off, stabs away from the body and gets an inside edge to the keeper's left
Magala to Moreki, 1 run, yorker at middle stump, backs away and jams it wide of mid-off

19 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PR: 118/9 (51 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.21, RRR: 51.00)

  • TL Moreki1 (5b)
  • T Shamsi0 (0b)
  • Imran Tahir4-0-29-1
  • SSB Magala3-0-15-2
Imran Tahir to Moreki, 1 run, length outside off, jabbed through cover on the up
Imran Tahir to Moreki, no run, googly spins past the leg stump as he looks to play the slog sweep. Length and on leg stump
Imran Tahir to Moreki, no run, length ball wide outside off, draws him forward and beats the edge. He has the back leg back in the crease just in time as the keeper stumps him

Rocks 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25H DavidsAK Markram
2nd16F du PlessisAK Markram
3rd23VB van JaarsveldAK Markram
4th12PE KrugerAK Markram
5th3D WieseAK Markram
6th26D WieseM Mosehle
7th3M MosehleBC Fortuin
8th7M MosehleD Paterson
9th2D PatersonTL Moreki
10th3T ShamsiTL Moreki

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