that will be that! Back of a length delivery just outside off stump. Miller jabs it towards extra cover and sets off for the single. There is a bit of hesitation but Vilas gets across to the other end comfortably enough
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4:55pm Right. That will be a wrap from us for this game. The action, though, does not stop. In about half an hour, Durban's Super Giants will clash swords with the Joburg Super Kings. Do join us for that game too but until next time, this is me (Shashwat) signing off on behalf of Chandan. Goodbye, and take care!
4:53pm Phew, that was a game that was filled with twists and turns at every juncture. In the end, though, the Royals did just enough to hold their nerve. Buttler set up the run-chase with a blistering powerplay. The middle overs were more of a struggle, with the spinners in particular, tightening the screw. Miller, however, kept his cool at the end and did what he does best - finish off the game.
The Sunrisers, meanwhile, would be left ruing what could have been had they put up more runs on the board. Their bowling plans, especially in the 18th over, also left a bit to be desired, considering Magala kept venturing into Miller's arc. That said, they are still comfortably placed on the points table, and when the SA20 resumes after the ODI series between England and South Africa, they will have their fate in their own hands.
low full toss on off stump. Miller drills it straight to the fielder at mid off
back of a length delivery on off stump. Vilas turns it into the leg side and levels the scores!
back of a length delivery outside off stump. Vilas waits in his crease and guides it past backward point for a brace
full delivery on leg stump. Miller lets the ball come to him and flicks it towards deep mid wicket for a single
Just five needed now. Can Miller finish it off with one blow? Carse to bowl the penultimate over
gets it away for four! Excellent yorker on leg stump. but such is this format that Vilas gets it away for four. Jams his bat down in time and somehow squirts it past fine leg. Might have nutmegged himself too!
length delivery on middle and leg stump. Miller stays leg side of the ball and pushes it past backward point for a single
10 off 14. Surely this is the Royals' game to lose now?
what is all the fuss about! In the slot on middle and leg stump. Miller clears his front leg and wallops it well over cow corner
back of a length delivery on leg stump. Miller goes back and tucks it off his pads towards deep square leg. The fielder on the fence misfields and allows the second
Two massive sixes, and the Royals are again in control of this run-chase. The hosts need to get rid of Miller. But how? Maybe they should try and bowl into the wicket, rather than looking for the yorkers
pure stroke! Full and outside off stump. Miller gets his hands through the ball and absolutely crunches it over the deep extra cover fence!
shot! In the arc, and out of the park! Full delivery on middle and leg stump. Miller gives himself a bit of room and smokes it into the sightscreen!
slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Miller goes back and pulls it towards deep mid wicket for one more run
banged into the track on leg stump. Vilas gets inside the line and helps it down to fine leg for one
length delivery just outside off stump. Miller dabs it towards backward point and collects a single
length delivery outside off stump. Vilas gives it the lot and slashes it down to third man. Just a single, though. Vilas is struggling a little with his running
full delivery on leg stump. Miller backs away a touch and flicks it towards deep square leg for a single
back of a length delivery angled into the batter. Miller is late on the stroke and gets rapped on the thigh pad
At this same stage, the Sunrisers were 103-4 in their innings. Can Miller take his side past the finish line from here? 35 off 24 now, with Jansen to bowl the 17th
full delivery just outside off stump. Miller hangs back and drives it towards extra cover, where Stubbs flings himself to his left and saves a boundary
full delivery on leg stump. Vilas tucks it off his pads towards deep mid wicket and collects another single
back of a length delivery on leg stump. Miller waits in his crease and glances it down to fine leg for one
|St George's Park, Gqeberha|
|Toss||Sunrisers Eastern Cape, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||24 January 2023 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Paarl Royals 4, Sunrisers Eastern Cape 0|
Over 19 • PR 131/5Royals won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)