Several South Africans contributed towards the Washington Freedom’s six-wicket win against the Los Angeles Knight Riders in Major League Cricket on Thursday.
Marco Jansen took 2-29, including the big wicket of Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw for 41, as LA posted a competitive 175-7.
Dane Piedt conceded just eight runs in two overs while Anrich Nortje went for 31 in his four without picking up a wicket.
THE RUSS-OUW COMBO‼️
Dre Russ and Rilee Rossouw are DEALING💸 in BOUNDARIES here at Church Street Park!
8⃣7⃣/4⃣ (12.4) pic.twitter.com/ME5bp2rZzA
— Major League Cricket (@MLCricket) July 20, 2023
But it wasn’t enough as Washington reached their target with 11 balls to spare, thanks to a blistering 40 off 15 balls by captain Andries Gous – who opened the batting with Australia’s Matthew Short (43 off 35) – and Obus Pienaar’s unbeaten 26 off 17.
— Washington Freedom (@WSHFreedom) July 20, 2023
Massive SIX by Andries Gous over SQUARE LEG with his SIGNATURE 🖊️PULL SHOT!
5⃣4⃣/0⃣ (3.5) pic.twitter.com/TtDSpvJfaw
— Major League Cricket (@MLCricket) July 21, 2023