Durban’s Super Giants returned to winning ways in the SA20 with a 36-run bonus-point victory against MI Cape Town at Newlands.
DSG were on a two-game losing sequence before bouncing back on Tuesday to return to second position on the log with 18 points.
The visitors were sent in to bat and struggled initially after local boy and left-arm spinner George Linde (2-15) reduced them to 23-2 in the third over.
Linde’s victims were DSG debutant Tony de Zorzi, who raced to 20 off 11 balls, attempting an ill-judged reverse sweep before also clean bowling Quinton de Kock the very next ball.
DSG’s innings was then rebuilt through a 43-run partnership between Matthew Breetzke (48) and Jon Jon Smuts (26).
But a double blow by wrist-spinner Thomas Kaber (2-20), who accounted for the wickets of JJ Smuts and the dangerous Heinrich Klaasen stemmed the visitors’ momentum.
It required a 20-ball 38* from Wiaan Mulder to eventually lift DSG to 157-6.
MI Cape Town were never in control of their run chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
There was a lack of partnerships throughout with only a 48-run stand for the fourth wicket between Sam Curran (38) and Dewald Brevis (21) providing any hope for the Newlands faithful.
It was DSG’s two new signings Noor Ahmad (3-22) and Marcus Stoinis (3-18) who inflicted the damage as the hosts were restricted to 121-9.
MI Cape Town have a break before their next crunch match away against the Sunrisers Eastern Cape at St George’s Park on Saturday.
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