Andries Gous’ maiden T20 ton saw Free State cruise into the Africa T20 Cup final with a 10-wicket win over Namibia.
The 23-year-old scored nine sixes and four fours in a 48-ball knock to help his side cruise over the line with 15 balls remaining.
Gous was handsomely supported by 22-year-old Karabo Mogotsi (60) who hit nine fours in a 166-run opening partnership as Free State booked their spot in the final.
Free State won the toss and elected to field first and were inspired by the return of Shadley van Schalkwyk, who took eight wickets in the Knights’ Sunfoil Series draw against the Cobras. The 29-year-old seamer opened his side’s account in the first over to set the visitors back at 1-4.
Namibia built a resistance through Lohan Louwrens (39 off 32 balls) and Craig Williams (39 off 28 balls), but they both lost their scalps as Namibia posted 165-3 in their 20 overs.
It was the Free State young’uns who dominated the Namibian bowling attack, as they eased past their target with 10 wickets to spare.will meet KZN Inland in the final on Monday.
Free State will meet KZN Inland in the final on Monday, which starts at 10:00 am.
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