Match Centre

Commentator: Hemant Brar

That's all from us, guys, for this game. Tomorrow it's a double-header. Tshwane Spartans will face Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the afternoon, followed by Blitz taking on Paarl Rocks. We'll be back with ball-by-ball coverage once again. Till then, have a great time.

Farhaan Behardien: We knew it was going to be a high-scoring game. We faded towards the back end but we knew 200 was going to be good enough. Our bowling unit is looking really good.

Dane Vilas: I thought it was a chaseable total, especially the way we started. You have to move forward. [On Gayle's absence] It's an opportunity for others to step up.

Quinton de Kock is the Player-of-the-Match. "Wasn't sure how the wicket would play," he says. "So just took my time. I just like to go out there without worrying the pressure of the game. Our bowlers have really helped us in this tournament."

10:30pm Time for presentation.

10:22pm That's four in four for Blitz, a clinical performance to clinch the win with a bonus point. They consolidate their position at the top with a 62-run victory. De Kock and Malan led the batting with an aggressive 99-run opening stand. Stars pulled it back a bit in the last five overs to restrict Blitz to 198. But their batting crumbled against the scoreboard pressure. Nortje and Steyn rocked the top order, while Linde cleaned up the tail as Stars were bowled out for 136 in 17.4 overs.

17.4
W
Linde to Leie, OUT, tossed up outside off, Leie aims for the trees, drags his foot out in the effort, and misses, another stumping for de Kock and that's the game

E Leie st †de Kock b Linde 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Eddie Leie, the No. 11. Linde goes around the wicket

17.3
W
Linde to BE Hendricks, OUT, beaten in the flight this time, Hendricks came down the track and Linde just shortened his length, a big heave from the batsmen but finds only thin air, de Kock does the rest

BE Hendricks st †de Kock b Linde 3 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

17.2
0
Linde to BE Hendricks, no run, looks to sweep it from outside off, misses

Over the wicket

17.1
1
Linde to Olivier, 1 run, length around off, goes back and forces it towards long-off

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs | JS: 135/8 (64 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 21.33)

  • Duanne Olivier3 (5b)
  • Beuran Hendricks3 (3b)
  • Dale Steyn4-0-23-2
  • George Linde3-0-24-1
16.6
1
Steyn to Olivier, 1 run, short of length again, pulls it towards deep midwicket this time and keeps the strike with a single
16.5
0
Steyn to Olivier, no run, short of length into the body, pulls it towards mid-on

Stars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5RR HendricksRD Rickelton
2nd1HE van der DussenRD Rickelton
3rd26DJ VilasRD Rickelton
4th41DJ VilasPJ van Biljon
5th8DT ChristianDJ Vilas
6th14DT ChristianSR Harmer
7th31DT ChristianK Rabada
8th4DT ChristianD Olivier
9th6BE HendricksD Olivier
10th0E LeieD Olivier

Mzansi Super League

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