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11th Match (D/N), Port Elizabeth, Nov 20 2019, Mzansi Super League
Giants won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
73 (51)
jj-smuts
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• Firdose Moonda

JJ Smuts hits 73 as Giants chase 187 to leapfrog Blitz

Chris Morris proves his worth at the death with both bat and ball in tight win

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Scorecard summary
Cape Town Blitz186/9(20 overs)
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants187/5(19.2 overs)
JJ Smuts73 (51)
Dale Steyn2/38(4)
Wahab Riaz1/37(4)

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants win by 5 wickets.

19.2
6
Magala to Morris, SIX runs

swings it high in the air to deep midwicket, Linde dives in the air to take it but drops it, has the ball landed on the boundary line, the umpires are checking, the replays are not very clear, The umpire gives it a six. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants win!!!

19.1
2
Magala to Morris, 2 runs

chips it just over the bowler and Ackermann fails to pick up the ball and gives away the second.

end of over 198 runs
NMBG: 179/5CRR: 9.42 RRR: 8.00
Marco Marais40 (20)
Chris Morris11 (7)
Wahab Riaz 4-0-37-1
Sisanda Magala 3-0-23-0
18.6
4
Wahab Riaz to Marais, FOUR runs

strikes well, fuller and he picks it up and dispatches to the midwicket fence.

18.5
Wahab Riaz to Marais, no run

change of pace, cuts and misses.

18.4
Wahab Riaz to Marais, no run

almost got through past the bat, gets the toe end.

18.3
1
Wahab Riaz to Morris, 1 run

pulls it around to short fine leg.

18.2
2
Wahab Riaz to Morris, 2 runs

low full toss sliced down to thirdman.

18.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Marais, 1 run

hit hard down the ground to long on.

end of over 189 runs
NMBG: 171/5CRR: 9.50 RRR: 8.00
Chris Morris8 (5)
Marco Marais35 (16)
Sisanda Magala 3-0-23-0
Wahab Riaz 3-0-29-1
17.6
Magala to Morris, no run

plays and misses.

17.5
4
Magala to Morris, FOUR runs

slices it over point to the fence.

17.4
1
Magala to Marais, 1 run

down the ground to long off.

17.3
1
Magala to Morris, 1 run

hit in the air down the ground to long off.

17.2
2
Magala to Morris, 2 runs

cuts in the air and just gets it over the back peddling backward point.

17.1
1
Magala to Marais, 1 run

hits in the air past the bowler for a single.

end of over 1713 runs • 1 wicket
NMBG: 162/5CRR: 9.52 RRR: 8.33
Marco Marais33 (14)
Chris Morris1 (1)
Wahab Riaz 3-0-29-1
Anrich Nortje 4-0-41-1
16.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Marais, 1 run

full on the legs and flicked away through midwicket.

16.5
6
Wahab Riaz to Marais, SIX runs

another wonderful strike, hits it all the way over the long off fence.

16.4
4
Wahab Riaz to Marais, FOUR runs

swings and he gets an outside edge down to thirdman fence.

16.3
1
Wahab Riaz to Morris, 1 run
16.2
W
Wahab Riaz to Smuts, OUT

has he overstepped again! a catch well taken at backward point, will Smuts survive again. Today seems to be his day. Not to be so.

JJ Smuts c Magala b Wahab Riaz 73 (77m 51b 8x4 2x6) SR: 143.13
16.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Marais, 1 run

in the block-hole wide outside the off stump, squeezed out to the off side, the batsman takes off and there is no return for him, the bowler misses the stumps and they get an overthrow.

Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossCape Town Blitz, elected to bat first
SeriesMzansi Super League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
JJ Smuts
JJ Smuts
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-19.00, Interval 19.00-19.20, Second Session 19.20-20.50
Match days20 November 2019 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Arno Jacobs
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Dennis Smith
TV Umpire
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Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
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Abongile Sodumo
Match Referee
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Dev Govindjee
PointsNelson Mandela Bay Giants 4, Cape Town Blitz 0