Match Centre

10:35pm And that is all from our coverage tonight. Good night!

Behardien: I think QDK's back's a bit sore carrying the team. We didn't play well as a team. We're pleased with the win. We were under pressure. AB said he had a debacle - but so did we. That bonus point win gives us confidence, we have three home games coming.

AB de Villiers: We had opportunities throughout the night with the ball. With the bat it was a debacle, to say the least. We haven't hit our straps yet. I think we need to win four and four. Well done to Quinton, it was a great innings. It's great for South African cricket, the two centuries have come from young batsmen in form. It shows a lot of depth in South African cricket.

QDK: I was pretty calm. We bat quite deep, so just knew with them coming we could get a big score. It wasn't easy to bat. they bowled really well up front. All we had to do was find a way to put pressure on them. It was just our day. We had a disappointing game last time, but the boys were fired up today.

Quinton de Kock is the Man of the Match.

10:21pm A bonus point for the table toppers. What a turnaround for them today. Showing why they're at the top, to be honest. The match seemed to really run away from them halfway through their innings, before a QDK special. He was one of only three batsmen who made 30+ on this pitch, and to make that a hundred, striking at nearly 200 was just sensational. the Spartans' chase just didn't take off, and Nawaz in particular was superb. There was a lot of edging and missing and even AB de Villiers couldn't quite gauge the surface.

Burger to Mendis, OUT, rolls onto the stumps. Length ball down leg side. He looks to heave it away but it comes off the back of his bat and trickles onto the stumps as he looks behind and slips

BMAJ Mendis b Burger 7 (8m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

Burger to Mendis, no run, short ball outside off, backs away and heaves at this but can't get bat on it

18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | TS: 112/9 (61 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.22, RRR: 30.50)

  • Lutho Sipamla1 (2b)
  • Jeevan Mendis7 (3b)
  • Malusi Siboto3-0-14-2
  • Nandre Burger3-0-19-2
Siboto to Sipamla, no run, yorker at off stump, dug out and back to the bowler
Siboto to Mendis, 1 run, full outside off, clears the front leg and swings at this. Gets it to long-on after a couple of bounces
Siboto to Mendis, SIX runs, full outside off, stands tall and pumps this straight over the bowler to clear the long-on boundary. Very very good balance as he hit that
Siboto to Sipamla, 1 run, full on leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket

Spartans 2nd innings Partnerships

1st29D ElgarGL Cloete
2nd35D ElgarTB de Bruyn
3rd4AB de VilliersTB de Bruyn
4th7AB de VilliersT de Zorzi
5th5C BoschT de Zorzi
6th11SC WilliamsT de Zorzi
7th6RK KleinveldtT de Zorzi
8th5ACR BirchT de Zorzi
9th2BMAJ MendisACR Birch
10th8BMAJ MendisL Sipamla

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