1st Semi-Final (D/N), Johannesburg, February 08, 2023, SA20
(19/20 ov, T:154) 124

Capitals won by 29 runs

Player Of The Match
56 (41) & 1/3
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Match Flow
Pretoria Capitals  (20 ovs maximum)
lbw b Shamsi22213930104.76
c Stirling b Fortuin711191063.63
c †Buttler b Shamsi912140075.00
c Morgan b Phehlukwayo56415653136.58
c Fortuin b Jones1014211071.42
c †Buttler b Phehlukwayo4590080.00
c †Buttler b Phehlukwayo22102331220.00
not out 13110033.33
run out (†Buttler)00300-
not out 84420200.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 8)14
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.65)153/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Kusal Mendis, 3.3 ov), 2-37 (Theunis de Bruyn, 6.5 ov), 3-51 (Phil Salt, 8.2 ov), 4-84 (Colin Ingram, 13.2 ov), 5-91 (James Neesham, 14.5 ov), 6-133 (Rilee Rossouw, 18.1 ov), 7-144 (Eathan Bosch, 18.6 ov), 8-144 (Migael Pretorius, 19.2 ov) • DRS
3.3 to BKG Mendis, gets him! Tried to smear it over cow corner. He gets a leading edge to Paul Stirling at cover-point, and the first wicket falls.. 19/1
14.5 to JDS Neesham, Top edges a pull, Buttler takes the catch. Shortish ball outside off, Neesham tried to drag it across but ended up skying it.. 91/5
18.1 to RR Rossouw, None more, went across to off stump. Got a full ball on middle, slog swept it. Went flat and right into Morgan's bread basket. How much will that cost Capitals?. 133/6
18.6 to E Bosch, Buttler takes a skier. Full around off, looked to slog it across the line, tried to go square but got the top edge. Good catch from the patient keeper after moving to the left. Excellent cameo from Bosch. 144/7
6.5 to TB de Bruyn, skids it through and gets de Bruyn's outside edge! Shamsi's shoe comes off in celebration. Loose shot, tried to cut it away but plays down the wrong length, and Paarl Royals further consolidate their hold on this game. 37/2
8.2 to PD Salt, this one's plumb in front! Shamsi's doing the business for the Royals. Salt wanted to smear it into the onside but miscued it completely. Hits him dead in front and the umpire raises the finger. Actually, Salt's reviewed, but I wouldn't hold out much hope. Yep, waste of a review. Three reds, he's off.. 51/3
13.2 to CA Ingram, Pulled in the air, Fortuin slides to the right and takes it at deep midwicket! Shortish ball around the stumps, Ingram looked to power it through but got it just under the sticker. Bat turned a bit too. Excellent catch, on the move. Took it low. Jones pumps his fists. 84/4
Paarl Royals  (T: 154 runs from 20 ovs)
c Rossouw b Bosch023000.00
lbw b Rashid21143031150.00
b Bosch1381111162.50
b Rashid1822312081.81
c Mendis b Rossouw17132630130.76
c Ingram b Nortje31275621114.81
b Neesham0712000.00
c Ingram b Neesham14131830107.69
c Bosch b Pretorius2490050.00
not out 018000.00
c Ingram b Nortje033000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 6)8
TOTAL19 Ov (RR: 6.52)124
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jason Roy, 0.2 ov), 2-16 (Jos Buttler, 2.1 ov), 3-49 (Paul Stirling, 6.3 ov), 4-64 (Dane Vilas, 8.4 ov), 5-83 (Eoin Morgan, 11.2 ov), 6-90 (Evan Jones, 13.1 ov), 7-109 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 16.2 ov), 8-124 (Bjorn Fortuin, 17.5 ov), 9-124 (David Miller, 18.3 ov), 10-124 (Tabraiz Shamsi, 18.6 ov) • DRS
0.2 to JJ Roy, This one sticks into the pitch and has Roy too early on the shot, soft dismissal as Rossouw takes a dolly at cover. Steps down and converts the length ball to a fullish one, tries to push it across but the lack of pace took it low and in the air. Roy was on the move and didn't plant his foot, which led to him losing his shape explains AB de Villiers on air. 0/1
2.1 to JC Buttler, Shooter hits the stumps. Length ball zipped in, went low. Buttler was shaping for the flick. Tried adjusting to it by trying to get his hands low quickly but the ball was too fast. Bosch is leaping in delight, Salt is chuffed too. 16/2
18.3 to DA Miller, excellent catch at wide long-on, which surely brings the Royals' campaign to a close. Another one in the slot, but Miller couldn't quite get it out of the meat of the bat. The Capitals can start celebrating. 124/9
18.6 to T Shamsi, a brilliant diving catch at midwicket. What a way to seal the win. Nortje signs off with a double wicket maiden, PC win by 29 runs and book themselves a spot in the final.. 124/10
17.5 to BC Fortuin, top-edged and it's a smart catch as the Royals lose their eighth. Bosch held off the other fielders, ordering them clear of his path to hold on smartly and edge Capitals closer to the final. 124/8
6.3 to PR Stirling, Big LBW appeal is upheld, Stirling reviews. Shortish ball pitched in line and turned away. Stirling went for the sweep and missed. Ball tracking shows it's pitching around middle and hitting middle and off. Review lost, decision upheld. Rashid gave it a lot of air and went short but it didn't bounce much, like the previous ball. Huge wicket for Capitals.. 49/3
8.4 to DJ Vilas, Googly knocks him over!. Length ball pitches outside off and jags back in, Vilas tried the cut but the turn was too big and the pace was too high. Came in and hit leg stump. Rashid has two, the cat and mouse chase continues.. 64/4
13.1 to E Jones, Neesham's knack for picking up wickets to the fore again! That was ugly, and oh-so-unfortunate for Jones. Hits the pads, then the gloves, then trickles back onto the stumps. And if it hadn't been bowled, he'd have been lbw! It's all happening. 90/6
16.2 to AL Phehlukwayo, holes out to cow corner, and that might be the one that seals the Royals' fate. It was in the slot to heave over that fielder, but Neesham's sometimes really tricky to get away. Doesn't get hold of it properly, and it's well taken in the deep. 109/7
11.2 to EJG Morgan, Part-timer gets Morgan, the sliced cover drive is taken by Mendis at deep point. Full ball just outside off, slow. Looked to have gone off the bottom of the bat. Fielder slid in and took it well. Rossouw is belligerent in jubilance. 83/5
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  • Pretoria Capitals innings
  • Rain: Pretoria Capitals - 0/0
  • Wet Ground: Pretoria Capitals - 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pretoria Capitals: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 3
  • Strategic Timeout: Pretoria Capitals - 51/3 in 8.2 overs (RR Rossouw 9)
  • Over 8.2: Review by Pretoria Capitals (Batting), Umpire - A Paleker, Batter - PD Salt (Struck down)
  • Strategic Timeout: Pretoria Capitals - 84/3 in 13.0 overs (RR Rossouw 28, CA Ingram 10)
  • Pretoria Capitals: 100 runs in 15.5 overs (96 balls), Extras 11
  • RR Rossouw: 50 off 38 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Pretoria Capitals: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Pretoria Capitals - 153/8 in 20.0 overs (S Muthusamy 1, AU Rashid 8)
  • Paarl Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 6.3: Review by Paarl Royals (Batting), Umpire - A Paleker, Batter - PR Stirling (Struck down)
  • Paarl Royals: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 3
  • Strategic Timeout: Paarl Royals - 64/4 in 8.4 overs (EJG Morgan 7)
  • Over 11.4: Review by Pretoria Capitals (Bowling), Umpire - AT Holdstock, Batter - E Jones (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Strategic Timeout: Paarl Royals - 90/5 in 13.0 overs (DA Miller 13, E Jones 0)
  • Paarl Royals: 100 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 8
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossPaarl Royals, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultPretoria Capitals advanced
Match days8 February 2023 - daynight (20-over match)
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Over 19 • PR 124/10

David Miller c Ingram b Nortje 31 (27b 2x4 1x6 56m) SR: 114.81
Tabraiz Shamsi c Ingram b Nortje 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 0
Capitals won by 29 runs
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