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5th Match (D/N), Centurion, Nov 13 2019, Mzansi Super League
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• The Report by Hemant Brar

Rain saves Tshwane Spartans from precarious situation

It was the second washout for the Spartans in as many games

Match centre 
Scorer: David
Commentator: Binoy George
Scorecard summary
Tshwane Spartans33/4(7.1 overs)

19:35 local time: The match has been abandoned. Both teams share 2 points each.

19:15 local time: The rain is getting heavier, the storm has arrived early.

19:05 local time: The covers are on the ground, showers are expected. As we speak, the rain has arrived.

18:50 local time: The good news is the floodlights have come on, but there is lightning still around, preventing the match from happening.

There is lightning in the sky, it is very dark around the ground, the players are told to go off the field, for their safety. The floodlights also have gone out.

7.1
1
Smuts to van Biljon, 1 run

pushes through mid-on for a single.

end of over 74 runs
TS: 32/4CRR: 4.57 
AB de Villiers10 (11)
Pite van Biljon2 (5)
Imran Tahir2-0-12-0
Junior Dala1-0-7-1
6.6
Tahir to de Villiers, no run

a dot ball to end the over.

6.5
1
Tahir to van Biljon, 1 run

pushes down the ground to long off.

6.4
1
Tahir to de Villiers, 1 run

makes room and cuts to the sweeper cover.

6.3
1
Tahir to van Biljon, 1 run

plays with soft hands behind point.

6.2
Tahir to van Biljon, no run

works to the onside.

6.1
1
Tahir to de Villiers, 1 run

driven through the off side to long off.

end of over 67 runs • 1 wicket
TS: 28/4CRR: 4.66 
Pite van Biljon0 (2)
AB de Villiers8 (8)
Junior Dala1-0-7-1
Imran Tahir1-0-8-0
5.6
Dala to van Biljon, no run

extra pace and bounce, fends it away and lobs up on the onside.

5.5
Dala to van Biljon, no run

bouncer, ducks under it.

5.4
W
Dala to Klaasen, OUT

flicks it in the air straight to the fielder behind square leg.

Heinrich Klaasen c Morris b Dala 12 (9m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120
5.3
Dala to Klaasen, no run

pushes to the off side.

5.2
4
Dala to Klaasen, FOUR runs

cuts through the off side to the backward point fence.

5.2
1w
Dala to Klaasen, 1 wide

down the leg side.

5.1
2
Dala to Klaasen, 2 runs

flicks it away through midwicket and picks up couple of runs.

end of over 58 runs
TS: 21/3CRR: 4.20 
Heinrich Klaasen6 (6)
AB de Villiers8 (8)
Imran Tahir1-0-8-0
Nandre Burger2-1-5-0
4.6
1
Tahir to Klaasen, 1 run

pushes to mid-off for a quick single.

4.5
4
Tahir to Klaasen, FOUR runs

driven through the off side to the extra cover fence.

4.4
1
Tahir to de Villiers, 1 run

tad short and pulled through midwicket.

4.3
1
Tahir to Klaasen, 1 run

full toss driven down the ground to wide long on.

4.2
Tahir to Klaasen, no run

backs away and cuts to point.

4.1
1
Tahir to de Villiers, 1 run

turns it away to the onside.

Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossNelson Mandela Bay Giants, elected to field first
SeriesMzansi Super League
Season2019/20
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 days13 November 2019 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Adrian Holdstock
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Murray Brown
TV Umpire
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Allahudien Paleker
Reserve Umpire
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Rudi Birkenstock
Match Referee
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Zed Ndamane
PointsTshwane Spartans 2, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 2