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Commentator: @sreshthx

10.34pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Hope you enjoyed the inaugural MSL match from Cape Town. See you tomorrow for the contest between Stars and Giants. Till then, it's adios.

10.30pm Time for the presentation.

Mohammad Nawaz is the Man of the Match: "good pitch to bat on. Wanted to give myself time in the middle and then take the chances. New ball was swinging, but later on when the ball got older, it got easy. When AB was there, it was still nail-biting for us, but I'm really proud of my team and myself."

AB de Villiers: "Good time batting out there. Always love playing at Newlands, but credit to Dawid and Blitz. They adapted better to the conditions, but we'll get better. I won't say we batted poorly. We just didn't get the partnerships going. Nortje bowled really well for Blitz, but all their bowlers did well."

Dawid Malan: "Pleasing win. I thought the young guys played well. We were slightly in a sticky position, but the way they bowled was exceptional. I thought we used the conditions well. Piedt bowled well in the Powerplay, and early wickets gave us the leeway later on."

10.20pm A memorable victory for Cape Town Blitz. All their bowlers contributed in this victory, and the team walk back with smiles plastered on their face. This was a historic game, and the Blitz have ensured that they've turned out victorious in the tournament opener. While de Villiers was around, Spartans had a chance of a victory, but after the double-wicket over that also sent Rossouw back, it was all over for the team from Tshwane.

Verraynne: "Feeling good to get a good start. Great crowd at Newlands. As a youngster, it was good to bat with Mohammad Nawaz. Learnt from him and learnt about my game too. As a 21-year old, most kids are probably studying, but for me to play on TV, it's a dream come true."

Adams to Sipamla, OUT, all out! And what a smart way to finish the game. Full on middle, and the straight drive has been taken by the bowler! Blitz win by 49 runs!

L Sipamla c & b Adams 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Adams to Birch, 1 run, yorker on middle, and drilled back to long on for a walking single
Adams to Sipamla, 1 run, full just outside off, and defended to cover for a single
Adams to Sipamla, 1 wide, length ball on middle stump, but going down leg. Keeper appeals for lbw, but the umpire calls it a wide

19 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | TS: 128/9 (53 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 53.00)

  • Andrew Birch1 (3b)
  • Lutho Sipamla0 (0b)
  • Anrich Nortje4-0-21-1
  • Ferisco Adams3-1-25-2
Nortje to Birch, no run, back of a length on middle, and the back-foot pull doesn't get any bot. Through to the keeper once again

Karthik : "@Husnain,in that case verreynne also scored a half century and took a wicket(runout) for MoM"

Nortje to Mendis, OUT, full just outside off stump, and he clears his front leg to go over long on. But Mendis has toe-ended this shot, and deep midwicket runs across the boundary to comfortably take the catch

BMAJ Mendis c Smith b Nortje 1 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

Spartans 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5GL CloeteT de Zorzi
2nd22D ElgarGL Cloete
3rd43AB de VilliersD Elgar
4th46AB de VilliersRR Rossouw
5th0R FrylinckRR Rossouw
6th4R FrylinckS von Berg
7th4RK KleinveldtS von Berg
8th2BMAJ MendisS von Berg
9th2BMAJ MendisACR Birch
10th3ACR BirchL Sipamla

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