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MI Cape Town vs Capitals, 26th Match at Centurion, SA20, Feb 04 2023 - Ball by Ball Commentary

26th Match (D/N), Centurion, February 04, 2023, SA20
(20 ov, T:160) 160/9

Capitals won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
40 (19)
Cricinfo's MVP
90.79 ptsImpact List
Full commentary
end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
PC: 160/9CRR: 8.00 
Josh Little2 (3b)
Wayne Parnell2 (3b)
Sam Curran 4-0-26-3
Odean Smith 4-0-34-2

9.35pm: What a finish we've seen in Centurion. Nineteen wickets, several impressive performances, and the result going down to the final delivery. MI will rue their collapse with the bat, which included being bowled out with two deliveries to spare - how important could a couple more runs have been? Capitals are secure at the top of the table, they are definitely going through to the knockouts; but for highly fancied MICT it's back to the drawing board until next year, barring a miraculous set of results. Anyway, that concludes our coverage for tonight, join us for more SA20 frolics tomorrow. Thanks for your comments, from myself, Danyal and Ranjith, it's goodnight. Bye!

Sam Curran to Little, 2 runs

full toss, slapped over cover! Curran blinks at the last moment, as Capitals scramble through for two to win by one wicket! Little and Parnell exchange a grin, not the best connection but it had enough to clear the infield. A thrilling game ends with victory for the home side, and MICT's hopes of reaching the top four are effectively over

MI need to win this. Parnell at the other end can't run. Two needed, all eyes on Curran vs Little. Slip in in place, everyone in tight on the one

Sam Curran to Little, no run

full in the channel, Little swings and misses! Dot ball and this chase is going right to the wire!

Two off two

Sam Curran to Little, no run

on the pads, through to Roelofson... given as wide! Rashid is saying it flicked Little's pads, though. He wants to review, in order to get that extra scratched off... and Allahudien Paleker does send it upstairs. Definitely brushed the pad, according to UltraEdge, so the wide is rescinded!

Josh Little is going to have to come out and try to win this on SA20 debut! Two to win off three

Sam Curran to Muthusamy, OUT

full, sliced to backward point... Curran celebrates, and Capitals are nine down! Unless it was a bump ball? No, it's definitely gone up off the outside edge as Muthusamy chops his bat down into the turf. Snapped up by Brevis, and MI are alive! Sam Curran doing the business with his third of the night

Senuran Muthusamy c Brevis b Curran 25 (23b 2x4 2x6 40m) SR: 108.69
Sam Curran to Parnell, 1 run

back of a length, swiped into the covers and Parnell is struggling... but the throw to Curran is poor, he can't gather and Parnell hops grimacing over the line!

Here's Vinod Rajpal with a crunch prediction: "Gut feeling, MI will come back in last over and keep their hopes alive in this league, experience from IPL. Mark my words Alan!"

Sam Curran to Parnell, no run

dug in, slippery bumper to begin with and Parnell ducks it

Sam Curran to bowl, Capitals' limping captain, Wayne Parnell, on strike

end of over 199 runs
PC: 157/8CRR: 8.26 RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 runs from 6b
Senuran Muthusamy25 (22b 2x4 2x6)
Wayne Parnell1 (1b)
Odean Smith 4-0-34-2
Duan Jansen 4-0-47-2
Smith to Muthusamy, no run

back of a length, jabbed towards extra cover... no run, so three needed from the final over

Smith to Muthusamy, no run

another slower-ball bouncer wide of off, Muthusamy swings and misses

Smith to Parnell, 1 run

back of a length from round the wicket, Parnell chops through backward point and hobbles up the other end

Smith to Muthusamy, 2 wide

short again, on the hip and Roelofson can't hold on. Cut off by Marshall at fine leg but two wides tip the balance further Capitals' way

Is that the game? Defeat for MI will all but end their hopes of progressing, remember

Smith to Muthusamy, SIX runs

gets it wrong, smeared for six! Short down leg and Muthusamy gets hold of a cross-batted swipe that goes all the way over the rope at fine leg

Smith to Muthusamy, no run

slower bumper, mistimed swing across the line and it comes off the body. Smith jogs down to clean up

Smith to Muthusamy, no run

full length angling across in the channel, his drive picks out cover

Odean Smith to bowl the 19th, Muthusamy is on strike. Forecaster still 89% behind Capitals (which seems confident!)

end of over 1810 runs • 2 wickets
PC: 148/8CRR: 8.22 RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 runs from 12b
Senuran Muthusamy19 (17b 2x4 1x6)
Duan Jansen 4-0-47-2
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-34-1

And Wayne Parnell does walk in now, ahead of Josh Little. Just a run a ball needed, with two wickets standing

Jansen to Nortje, OUT

picks out backward point! Makes room and swings hard again, but Brevis intercepts it on the dive! Jansen shushes the crowd, and Capitals still have some work to do. Sliced firmly but well held by the man inside the ring

Anrich Nortje c Brevis b Jansen 10 (5b 2x4 0x6 5m) SR: 200
Jansen to Nortje, FOUR runs

boshed down the ground! Nortje is happy slapping his side towards their target here! Length ball and he deals with it dismissively, thumped for a one-bounce four through long-on

Jansen to Nortje, FOUR runs

full, and creamed! Nortje gives this some tap and picks up four! Long handle from the big No. 9, down on one knee into the wide open spaces at deep cover

Jansen to Nortje, 2 runs

shortish outside off, Nortje guides it past backward point and wide of deep third for a couple

Jansen to Nortje, no run

pitched up and driven, only finds mid-on

Still no Parnell, as Anrich Nortje heads to the middle. Capitals, by the way, are confirmed in the knockouts having denied MI a bonus point win

Jansen to Eathan Bosch, OUT

short, wide... and nicked behind! Angling away off the deck, extra bounce from the towering Jansen and Bosch's flat-footed hack culminates in a fat edge through to the keeper. MI still scrapping here

Eathan Bosch c †Roelofsen b Jansen 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 18m) SR: 50

Jansen is back, Capitals need 22 from 18

end of over 177 runs
PC: 138/6CRR: 8.11 RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 runs from 18b
Senuran Muthusamy19 (17b 2x4 1x6)
Eathan Bosch3 (5b)
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-34-1
Odean Smith 3-0-25-2
Rabada to Muthusamy, FOUR runs

edged beyond the diving Roelofson for four! Dug in, finds the shoulder of the bat, but it flies away for a boundary to lift Capitals after a tight over

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Over 20 • PC 160/9

Senuran Muthusamy c Brevis b Curran 25 (23b 2x4 2x6 40m) SR: 108.69
Capitals won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
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