Result
18th Match, Paarl, Dec 2 2018, Mzansi Super League
154/6
(19.1/20 ov, target 155)
158/1
Rocks won by 9 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Paarl Rocks
PR Innings
Full commentary

Presentation

Faf du Plessis, Man of the Match and Rocks captain: Very tired, a lot of twos there and the odd boundary in between. The new ball skids on more, and the real game starts after six overs and the difference came in the rotation of the strike. The table is very close together. Every game you get, you have to make the most of it.

Albie Morkel, Heat captain: It's a common trend for us. After a start, we lose wickets. Paarl 165 is par and Faf paced his innings well. It was tough to stop those twos like he said. We're doing right things off the field but it's not happening for us on the field. Rashid is a world-class spinner. It will be awesome to play alongside him and hopefully he gives the extra edge for us.

Thanks for reading. Goodbye for now. Shashank will be with you for the second match of the day. Cheers

19.1
4
Abbott to van Jaarsveld, FOUR runs
back of a length and outside off, hoicked over mid-on for the winning runs. Rocks keep Heat at the bottom of the points table Jaarsveld punches the air in delight, Faf then hugs him

Baskar: "4 doubles in a row. Speak of his age..."

end of over 1913 runs
PR: 154/1CRR: 8.1 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 run from 6b
Faf du Plessis76 (48)
Vaughn van Jaarsveld24 (22)
Tladi Bokako3-0-28-0
Kyle Abbott3-0-26-0
18.6
4
Bokako to du Plessis, FOUR runs
slower cutter outside off, Faf reads the change-up and hoists it over the covers to level the scores
18.5
4
Bokako to du Plessis, FOUR runs
very full on middle, Faf gets underneath the length and shovels it to the midwicket fence with the bottom hand
18.4
1
Bokako to van Jaarsveld, 1 run
slower ball on the pads, nudged to the leg side
18.3
2
Bokako to van Jaarsveld, 2 runs
back of a length and angling across off, dabbed behind point
18.2
1
Bokako to du Plessis, 1 run
slower ball on off, slogged away to deep midwicket
18.1
1
Bokako to van Jaarsveld, 1 run
short of a length and angling away outside off, opens the face and glides it to third man
end of over 1811 runs
PR: 141/1CRR: 7.83 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 runs from 12b
Faf du Plessis67 (45)
Vaughn van Jaarsveld20 (19)
Kyle Abbott3-0-26-0
Brandon Mavuta4-0-32-1
17.6
2
Abbott to du Plessis, 2 runs
dug in on middle, swatted to deep midwicket, where there's a fumble
17.5
2
Abbott to du Plessis, 2 runs
short and outside off, Faf flaps a pull over Miller at mid-on
17.4
2
Abbott to du Plessis, 2 runs
short and outside off, steered to third man, another double
17.3
2
Abbott to du Plessis, 2 runs
back of a length and skids in, bunted to square leg off the back foot

Shah Safeer: "This league will definitely help South Africa to make a strong bunch of guys for the WC19"

17.2
1
Abbott to van Jaarsveld, 1 run
short and outside off, cut to sweeper cover
17.1
2
Abbott to van Jaarsveld, 2 runs
just short of a good length and outside off, reaches out and slaps to deep cover for another hard-run two
end of over 175 runs
PR: 130/1CRR: 7.64 • RRR: 8.33 • Need 25 runs from 18b
Vaughn van Jaarsveld17 (17)
Faf du Plessis59 (41)
Brandon Mavuta4-0-32-1
Heinrich Klaasen2-0-17-0
16.6
3
Mavuta to van Jaarsveld, 3 runs
on a length and outside off, glides it fine of short third man
16.5
Mavuta to van Jaarsveld, no run
short and skids on outside off, cuts and misses
16.4
Mavuta to van Jaarsveld, no run
16.3
1
Mavuta to du Plessis, 1 run
on a length and outside off, swept to short fine leg
16.2
1
Mavuta to van Jaarsveld, 1 run
flatter on the pads, swept flat and hard to deep square leg