Player of the Match
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244dThe Report by Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Reeza Hendricks' 49-ball ton wipes out Heat

The opener led a boundary-laden assault by Stars' batsmen as they racked up 230 before Heat crumbled under the magnitude of the chase

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Commentator: Hemant Brar

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Albie Morkel: I think still the right decision to bowl first. We lost too many wickets at front. But Morne getting runs was a bit of a positive. Rashid would add a lot to the bowling. Hopefully, he would give us an edge in the field.

Dane Vilas: Incredible hitting by Hendricks. Some of those sixes were huge. It's great to have him [Gayle] back. A bonus point always helps. It's a massive game on Sunday [against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants]. They are playing well, but hopefully we can string a series of wins.

Reeza Hendricks is Player of the Match. "I think van der Dussen and I had a good partnership and then with Dan coming in, they set up nicely for me. Was a belter of a wicket."

"In T20 cricket, you have to stick to your guns," says Rabada. "if you execute well enough, most likely it's gonna go your way. It was a very important game for us. This format is all about fine margins and today we came out on the top and I am very glad for that."

10:20pm A 53-run victory for Stars and a bonus point as well, they move to the third spot in the points table. Their victory was set up by Reeza Hendricks' ton, an unbeaten 104 as Stars put up a mammoth 230. And then with the ball, Kagiso Rabada took three in the first over to almost seal the game then and their only. Morne van Wyk fought a lone battle with a 33-ball 66 but the required was always steeping. And in the end, Heat were bowled out for 177 in 18.1 overs.

Olivier to Bokako, OUT, full and straight, Bokako backs away and looks to hit it down the ground, he misses and Olivier hits

T Bokako b Olivier 6 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

18 | 13 Runs | DH: 177/9 (54 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.83, RRR: 27.00)

  • Brandon Mavuta8 (8b)
  • Tladi Bokako6 (4b)
  • Dwaine Pretorius4-0-44-1
  • Kagiso Rabada4-0-27-4
Pretorius to Mavuta, SIX runs, backs away and carts this full delivery over long-off for the millionth six of the night
Pretorius to Bokako, 1 run, what an effort by Christian at deep midwicket, Bokako pulls this length ball aerially, Christian runs to his right, puts in the full length dive, goes both hands but it lands just short, but Christian makes a clean stop and throws it to the keeper, just a single
Pretorius to Mavuta, 1 run, fuller outside off, slaps it towards long-off
Pretorius to Bokako, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, flicked uppishly towards deep midwicket
Pretorius to Bokako, FOUR runs, slower one on the stumps, Bokako lofts it down the ground, just towards the right of long-on and gets a boundary

Heat 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4MN van WykHM Amla
2nd0MN van WykKA Maharaj
3rd0MN van WykH Klaasen
4th63MN van WykDA Miller
5th26MN van WykK Zondo
6th3MN van WykJA Morkel
7th27MN van WykVD Philander
8th27VD PhilanderKJ Abbott
9th14KJ AbbottB Mavuta
10th13T BokakoB Mavuta

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