• Proteas boost PlayFantasy scores

    There has been a constant change in the order in our popular PlayFantasy cricket game, which asked the entrant to select a team with a maximum value of R1-million ahead of the Cricket World Cup.

    Those who will have benefitted from the first five matches – where the score of the winning team has been over 300 in each one – will have put their faith in South Africa’s David Miller and JP Duminy, Australia’s Aaron Finch, India’s Virat Kohli and West Indian Lendl Simmons, all of whom have scored hundreds with the bat.

    From a bowling front, the five wickets taken by Australia’s Mitchell Marsh, Pakistan’s Sohail Khan and England’s Steven Finn – which included a hat-trick – will have boosted the totals of those who selected them in their fantasy squads. It’s accepted in cricket that scoring a century with the bat is like taking five wickets with the ball in an innings, and therefore Marsha, Sohail Khan and Finn rewarded their followers by also earning five points.

    New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi and India’s MS Dhoni are so far the two stand-out wicketkeepers, while De Villiers took three catches against Zimbabwe on Sunday to reward his many followers.

    To see the full standings in the race to win R10 000 in cash, log in to www.playfantasy.co.za which is the fantasy cricket site of SACricketmag.com

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