Result
20th Match (N), Cape Town, Dec 4 2018, Mzansi Super League
196/4
(19.4/20 ov, target 197)
146
Stars won by 50 runs
Player Of The Match
Jozi Stars
1y
• The Report by Liam Brickhill in Cape Town

Hendricks, Christian power Jozi Stars to second place

Having got to only 64 in ten overs after electing to bat, Jozi Stars made big strides to complete a 50-run win and pick up a bonus point

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Scorecard summary
Jozi Stars196/4(20 overs)
Cape Town Blitz146(19.4 overs)

10:34pm And that is all we have for you tonight. Thanks for joining in!

Vilas: Very happy with how the guys are playing. We've been playing well the whole tournament really, but to get the batting and bowling going together is good now. We're very fortunate with the guys we have, they're aware of their roles. It's hard to get into the side at the moment, but we like it that. [Bonus point] is huge at the moment, especially against such a good side.

Behardien: We'd done really well up until 10 overs. There was a dropped catch there. A lot of their batsmen came and started scoring right up front. I don't want to take any credit away from them. The wicket got quicker and it suited their bowlers, KG and Duanne.

Hendricks: I don't really know what to say anymore. I'm really happy we got the win today. We obviously had a slow starr, but the guys at the back end finished it off nicely for us. The batting unit has to set it up for the bowling unit, and last few games we've been doing that. I'm taking it as it comes, not thinking about the South Africa World Cup prospects, because that's a different format.

Reeza Hendricks is the Man of the Match.

10:21pm Jozi Stars now second on the table. Cape Town Blitz have had a second collective failure with the bat. Got away with their bowling last time and QDK's incredible hundred, but it won't be the case this time. Jozi Stars found heroes in all departments, and it is a well deserved bonus point, considering they only had 64 after ten overs in their batting innings. A 50-run win is massive.

19.4
w
Pongolo to Siboto, OUT
lobbed to the keeper off the leading edge. Slower ball at a length just outside off, he looks to play the reverse sweep and can't get it away. That is a bonus point win for Jozi Stars
MP Siboto c †Vilas b Pongolo 4 (6m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00
19.3
4
Pongolo to Siboto, FOUR runs
full toss wide outside off, backs into the leg side and chops at it. Thick outside edge past the keeper and to the third man boundary
19.2
1
Pongolo to Burger, 1 run
slower ball at a length outside off, chops to backward point
19.1
Pongolo to Burger, no run
slower ball at a length, just outside off. Pokes at it and is beaten on the outside edge
end of over 1912 runs • 2 wicket
CTB: 141/9CRR: 7.42 • RRR: 56.00 • Need 56 from 6b
Nandre Burger1 (1)
Malusi Siboto0 (0)
Duanne Olivier4-0-38-3
Daniel Christian4-0-22-4
18.6
1
Olivier to Burger, 1 run
full and just outside off. Backs away and slices to point

Goes around the wicket

18.6
1w
Olivier to Burger, 1 wide
full and down leg side. Can't get bat on the flick, and he won't be a hat-trick victim either

Now, Olivier with a chance at a hat-trick

18.5
w
Olivier to Steyn, OUT
what a sight! Middle stump is absolutely smashed. It's a yorker, Steyn backs away to try and hit through the off side, but doesn't get any bat on that.
DW Steyn b Olivier 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
18.4
w
Olivier to Verreynne, OUT
fine leg runs in and takes this. Another superbly directed bouncer from Olivier. Climbs up at the throat and he's trying to get out of the way and hook at the same time. Top edge hangs up to fine leg's left and he takes it low
K Verreynne c sub (D Pretorius) b Olivier 25 (14m 11b 2x4 1x6) SR: 227.27

17 off 9 is the equation for Jozi Stars, who are now chasing a bonus point

18.3
4
Olivier to Verreynne, FOUR runs
yorker just outside off, backs away and throws the bat at it. And like it has all evening, it comes off for Verreynne. Thick outside edge races past the keeper and into the third man boundary
18.2
2
Olivier to Verreynne, 2 runs
yorker at leg stump, jammed to deep square's left
18.1
4
Olivier to Verreynne, FOUR runs
overpitched on leg stump, gets the front leg out of the way and heaves. Gets it off the middle, between deep midwicket and long-on
end of over 183 runs • 2 wicket
CTB: 129/7CRR: 7.16 • RRR: 34.00 • Need 68 from 12b
Dale Steyn0 (1)
Kyle Verreynne15 (7)
Daniel Christian4-0-22-4
Kagiso Rabada4-0-26-0
17.6
Christian to Steyn, no run
nearly gets him! What a ball that is! A legcutter, rises above eye level and has Steyn hopping before it dips and narrowly misses off stump on the full
17.5
w
Christian to Mohammad Nawaz, OUT
straight to extra cover. Full slower ball just outside off. Loops up into his driving area but he's done by pace. Chips it straight to the fielder and Christian is on a hat-trick
Mohammad Nawaz c Pongolo b Christian 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
17.4
w
Christian to Phehlukwayo, OUT
full on off stump, gets the front leg into the leg side and lofts this inside-out. Long-off moves a couple of yards to his right and holds on
AL Phehlukwayo c RR Hendricks b Christian 20 (23m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 142.85
17.3
1
Christian to Verreynne, 1 run
legcutter at a length outside off. Wants to pummel this through cover, gets an inside edge to long-on
17.2
1
Christian to Phehlukwayo, 1 run
slower yorker wide outside off, sliced to point's left
17.2
1w
Christian to Phehlukwayo, 1 wide
slower ball at a length and very wide outside off. Left alone
17.1
Christian to Phehlukwayo, no run
slower short ball climbing up outside off. Looks for the upper cut and is beaten
Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossJozi Stars , elected to bat first
SeriesMzansi Super League 2018
Player Of The Match
Reeza Hendricks
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)Start 19.00, First session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20
Match days04 December 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Adrian Holdstock
Lubabalo Gcuma
TV Umpire
Clifford Isaacs
Reserve Umpire
Abdoellah Steenkamp
Match Referee
Zed Ndamane
PointsJozi Stars 5, Cape Town Blitz 0