Matthew Kleinveldt led by example as his calculated century powered Western Province to victory and earned him today’s Play of the Day accolade writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.
The left-handed opening batsman set the tone for Western Province’s chase of the 186-run target set for them by KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, Kleinveldt producing a captain’s knock of 101 off 112 balls (12×4).
The seasoned batsman – who hails from a well-known cricketing family, among them cousin Rory Kleinveldt – was at his blistering best during the low-scoring encounter as he registered the third century in his List A career, Sunday’s effort coming at a strike rate of 89.38.
His efforts helped Western Province get over the line within 40 overs with five wickets in hand. The innings secured his position as the leading run-scorer on the domestic List A circuit, having accumulated 404 runs in the past year.
The win is also the first victory for Western Province this season in the 50-over competition as they got off to a positive start to the year following the winless run that soured their end of 2018.
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