blasted over long-off, one final scream of defiance! Shephard has played a blinder of a cameo, but Sunrisers had enough on the board, winning by 14 runs for a place in the final
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9.06pm: The ball was flying on the highveld tonight, hey? Sunrisers prevail in a 400-run footstomper, and they will take on Pretoria Capitals in Joburg on Saturday. JSK needed 79 from the last four overs, and almost made a game of it - Reeza Hendricks played an outstanding innings, but unlike Sunrisers they were unable to recover from being two down inside the first couple of overs (and yes, they might regret Gerald Coetzee's 17-ball 12 after he was promoted to open). That is a wrap from us for tonight, join us again in a couple of days to see who will be crowned SA20 champions. For now, from myself, Danyal and Ranjith, it's good night. Byeeeee!
full and drilled back to the bowler, who nearly manages to divert the ball on to the non-striker's stumps for a run out
In walks Sibonelo Makhanya
pitched up, holes out to long-off! No hundred for Hendricks, and this looks to be curtains for JSK! Fine fighting knock but this was a tired shot, and it's swallowed by the man out on the rope, Carse
Mo: "Those 15 balls wasted on Coetzee coming back to haunt them."
fired in full and straight, whipped leg side. Sunrisers think they might be safe now...
high full toss, scooped leg side... is it a no-ball?! Neither Rossington nor Jansen went for the catch, after they seemed to collide. And after checking the replay, the umpires are happy it was a legal delivery! Just dipped in time, I think
length ball, swing and a miss!
Ottniel Baartman to bowl the last, 26 needed
One over to go, and JSK are back ahead on the comparison... but Sunrisers had a nine-ball, 27-run final over, remember
moves across early, Magala pitches it up outside off, clattered through backward square! Came off the inside edge and squirted away for another boundary
Six sixes in the last 15 balls
low full toss, heaved to leg! Just dips enough to avoid being a no-ball, but Shepherd gets hold it for a flat six to deep backward square leg
pitched up, low full toss and Hendricks can only dink to long-on
full and straight, hauled leg side... was there for the slot-ball slam, but didn't connect!
Sachin: "This has turned into a pool darts contest !!"
beautifully bowled! Magala nails the yorker, right on the crease and Shepherd can only jam it back to the bowler
dumped into the crowd! Full and wide and Shepherd connects with a flat mow over long-off
Magala again, 44 needed from 12
length ball, swing and a miss! Carse gets out of the over with a dot
Another replacement is run out. Hendricks belatedly catching up with the six-hitting
pitched up, swung leg side... in the pool again! Hendricks smites up and over the leg side, clears the safety net, and the ball ends up in the water one more
We're going to need a replacement ball here. JSK clinging to the tails of the RRR, 50 needed from 14 balls
hooked into the pool! Hendricks gets hold of another short-length cutter and cleans it out over deep backward square leg - there's a pool beyond the boundary, and it lands in the drink!
back of a length, possible pace off and Shepherd swats a pull
back of a length and clubbed leg side, just one into the deep this time
short and slotted on the pull! Another cutter and Hendricks is across, swings the ball on to the grass banks
Carse is back for the 18th. JSK need more than 20 an over
just misses the yorker wide of off, Shepherd smacks it down the ground, they get a couple more as long-off slides to cut the ball off
bumper, ransacked over deep square leg! Doesn't get up high enough and Shepherd nails his pull to the short boundary
|SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Toss||Joburg Super Kings, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Sunrisers Eastern Cape advanced|
|Match days||9 February 2023 - daynight (20-over match)|
Over 20 • JSK 199/6
Phangiso cleared to bowl after getting his action cleared
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Teams divided over SA20's provision of deciding playing XI after the toss
Eoin Morgan: 'In the shorter format, every batter has the ability to play aggressively'
|F du Plessis||caught||0||1|
|JL du Plooy||caught||0||6|
|R Shepherd||not out||38||14|
|BS Makhanya||not out||1||1|
|Extras||(b 1, lb 7, w 5)|
|Total||199(6 wkts; 20 ovs)|