Tshwane Spartans batsman Dean Elgar is eager to add to a T20 career-best 88 not out against the Paarl Rocks last week, ahead of Thursday’s Mzansi Super League fixture against the Durban Heat at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Elgar hit the 10th and highest half-century of a 68-match T20 career at Boland Park. The vigil spanned 60 deliveries and featured seven fours and two sixes. It carried the visitors to an eight-wicket win with five deliveries to spare.
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‘It’s started very well for me, but it’s obviously very important for me to kick on from here. I’m not a player that wants to just be a one-hit wonder,’ said Elgar.
‘I want to try and replicate what happened in that first game as many times as possible over the next month.’
The start of the Spartans’ 2019 campaign was marred by two washouts prior to Sunday’s victory over the Rocks. They finished in fifth position in the 2018 MSL’s six-team standings, after four wins and six losses.
‘It was very important for us to start with a victory. Our campaign last year was very poor despite having so many talented players,’ added Elgar.
‘In saying that, we have the same talented cricketers now this season as well. But we needed that win for our brand as well.
‘Last year we didn’t do ourselves any favours, so to get that first win is good. To get it early on in the competition like now is great and hopefully we can kick on from here.’