• Kleinveldt century leads WP to victory

    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.

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    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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