RESULT
21st Match, Gqeberha, January 24, 2023, SA20
(18.5/20 ov, T:131) 131/5

Royals won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
 | 
Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Eastern Cape 130/7(20 overs)
Paarl Royals 131/5(18.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
JJ SmutsSEC123.6465(49)79.3989.261/201.2734.38
Roelof van der MerweSEC86.71--02/113.3986.71
Jos ButtlerPR72.2351(39)62.2772.23--0
David MillerPR54.1537(23)4554.15--0
Marco JansenSEC42.6713(10)13.113.851/211.5628.83

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.

18.5
1
Carse to Miller, 1 run

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

18.4
Carse to Miller, no run

low full toss on off stump. Miller drills it straight to the fielder at mid off

18.3
1
Carse to Vilas, 1 run

back of a length delivery on off stump. Vilas turns it into the leg side and levels the scores!

18.2
2
Carse to Vilas, 2 runs

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Vilas waits in his crease and guides it past backward point for a brace

18.1
1
Carse to Miller, 1 run

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

end of over 1825 runs
PR: 126/5CRR: 7.00 RRR: 2.50 • Need 5 from 12b
Dane Vilas9 (8b 1x4)
David Miller35 (20b 4x6)
Sisanda Magala 3-0-43-1
Marco Jansen 3-0-21-1
17.6
4
Magala to Vilas, FOUR runs

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!

17.5
1
Magala to Miller, 1 run

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?

17.4
6
Magala to Miller, SIX runs

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

17.3
2
Magala to Miller, 2 runs

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

17.2
6
Magala to Miller, SIX runs

pure stroke! Full and outside off stump. Miller gets his hands through the ball and absolutely crunches it over the deep extra cover fence!

17.1
6
Magala to Miller, SIX runs

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!

end of over 175 runs
PR: 101/5CRR: 5.94 RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
David Miller14 (15b 1x6)
Dane Vilas5 (7b)
Marco Jansen 3-0-21-1
Brydon Carse 3-0-19-0
16.6
1
Jansen to Miller, 1 run

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

16.5
1
Jansen to Vilas, 1 run

banged into the track on leg stump. Vilas gets inside the line and helps it down to fine leg for one

16.4
1
Jansen to Miller, 1 run

length delivery just outside off stump. Miller dabs it towards backward point and collects a single

16.3
1
Jansen to Vilas, 1 run

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

16.2
1
Jansen to Miller, 1 run

full delivery on leg stump. Miller backs away a touch and flicks it towards deep square leg for a single

16.1
Jansen to Miller, no run

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

end of over 164 runs
PR: 96/5CRR: 6.00 RRR: 8.75 • Need 35 from 24b
David Miller11 (11b 1x6)
Dane Vilas3 (5b)
Brydon Carse 3-0-19-0
JJ Smuts 4-0-20-1
15.6
1
Carse to Miller, 1 run

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

15.5
1
Carse to Vilas, 1 run

full delivery on leg stump. Vilas tucks it off his pads towards deep mid wicket and collects another single

15.4
1
Carse to Miller, 1 run

back of a length delivery on leg stump. Miller waits in his crease and glances it down to fine leg for one

Best performances - batters
JT Smuts
JT Smuts SEC
65 runs (49)
9 fours0 six
Control
80%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
1 four0 six
7606721423
JC Buttler
JC Buttler PR
51 runs (39)
4 fours2 sixes
Control
72%
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
0 four1 six
4027173108
Best performances - bowlers
RE van der Merwe
RE van der Merwe SEC
O
4
M
0
R
11
W
2
ECO
2.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
AL Phehlukwayo
AL Phehlukwayo PR
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
St George's Park, Gqeberha
TossSunrisers Eastern Cape, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Royals
David Miller
Match days24 January 2023 - day (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Umpires
South Africa
Brad White
South Africa
Siphelele Gasa
TV Umpire
South Africa
Arno Jacobs
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Lubabalo Gcuma
Match Referee
South Africa
Laurence Matroos
PointsPaarl Royals 4, Sunrisers Eastern Cape 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
PR 100%
SECPR
100%50%100%SEC InningsPR Innings

Over 19 • PR 131/5

Royals won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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PC862271.758
SEC944190.508
PR944190.050
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