It was a dull evening for the Proteas’ World Cup squad members in the CSA T20 Challenge, with Rassie van der Dussen’s match-winning 59 against the Cobras the only stand-out contribution.
Van der Dussen continued his incredible overall form, picking up his fourth half-century in 12 games across all formats.
The Proteas will hope the 30-year-old can continue this purple patch of form which has seen him average 88.25 in ODIs since making his debut in January.
This consistency earned him a spot in the World Cup squad and he proved his selection once again with a 36-ball 59 to help the Lions seal a six-wicket win. The only question that remains is whether Van der Dussen can replicate these performances in England.
Dwaine Pretorius also took part in the clash. He contributed with figures of 1-17 and clinched the bonus point with an emphatic maximum to take the Lions to the top of the standings, knocking the Cobras off their perch.
For the Cobras, Hashim Amla returned from Durban after seeing to his ill father, but his poor form continued. He was dismissed for 10.
JP Duminy, who returned after some time on the sidelines, looked lively for his 29, but he too failed to push on.
Duminy proved, however, that he can do his part with the ball, finishing with 1-5.
Elsewhere, Andile Phehlukwayo took part in the Dolphins’ dominant seven-wicket win against the Warriors. He bowled two overs and finished with 0-22, and only managed seven with the bat.
There were no World Cup squad members in the Titans’ clash against the Knights.
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