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Commentator: @sreshthx

2.12pm It's official. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants win by seven runs! A disappointing finish for the fans on this Sunday afternoon. But they did enjoy Marais' whirlwind 47 and two excellent spells of bowling. First it was Jeevan Mendis' legbreak that earned him figures of 4 for 22, and then Sipamla's 3-29 in the back end. That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Join us in an hour for the day's second game: between Paarl Rocks and Cape Town Blitz. Till then, on behalf of Liam Brickhill, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Bye bye!

2.08pm And the teams are now shaking hands. That just means one thing... this game is over! The TV graphic says 'match abandoned' but this should actually be "victory for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants". We'll let you know what the official word is. Remember, they've batted for more than five overs, so the game should definitely have a result, according to the ICC and MCC playing conditions.

Saeed abbas: "Please keep providing weather and match report unless its finished" -- Not sure how much we can tell you with the weather not changing at all. For what it's worth, I think the game will be called off soon.

1.47pm Very few spectators at the ground now. A steady drizzle around Centurion.

DirkL: "If AB was still in, those spectators would have stayed despite the storm."

1.23pm Just on the stroke of the wicket, the umpires have called the players from the field because of the approaching storm. The problem is not rain - yet - but the danger of lightning that accompanies thunderstorms on the highveld. The covers have come on now and the sky is as grey as my soul.

le Roux to de Villiers, OUT, and he strikes first ball! AB de Villiers has fallen, given lbw after being struck on the boot attempting a paddle to fine leg. But was that outside off? Marginal call, but he's got to go. This wicket may well have decided the match, as they're going off

AB de Villiers lbw b le Roux 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

DLS par is 40, and le Roux comes on to bowl

5 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | TS: 35/2 (8 runs required from 1 ball, RR: 7.00, RRR: 48.00)

  • AB de Villiers1 (1b)
  • Theunis de Bruyn12 (7b)
  • Sisanda Magala1-0-6-1
  • Junior Dala2-0-18-1
Magala to de Villiers, 1 run, and de Villiers is off the mark straight away with a tip-and-run single

One delivery to go before we have a game

Magala to de Zorzi, OUT, caught behind! This wicket could be so, so important. Magala slanted another ball across de Zorzi, who hung his bat out and sent a thin edge through to the keeper. The rain is closing in, and this will set Spartans behind the par score

T de Zorzi c †Second b Magala 9 (24m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

Magala to de Bruyn, 1 run, the ball squirts off the outside edge and bounces through point
Magala to de Zorzi, 1 run, chopped down to third man for one

The floodlights are on, and there's some thunder rumbling

Magala to de Zorzi, 1 wide, pushed a little too far outside off, and it's called wide

Spartans 2nd innings Partnerships

1st10GL CloeteT de Zorzi
2nd24TB de BruynT de Zorzi
3rd1AB de VilliersTB de Bruyn

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