Stephen Eskinazi‘s fighting effort for Middlesex and David Wiese‘s match-winning knock for Yorkshire were the standout performances from South Africans in the latest round of England’s T20 Blast.
On Friday, spinner Roelof van der Merwe‘s 3-25 helped Somerset to an 80-run victory over Gloucestershire, while Durban-born Wayne Madsen, who previously represented the Dolphins, scored a run-a-ball 26 (two fours) in a three-wicket loss to Nottinghamshire.
Colin Ingram top-scored with 48 off 21 deliveries (five fours, three sixes) for Glamorgan, but it was in vain as they went down to Essex by 51 runs.
#Kingram? with a huge hit here as it lands on the gantry! ?
— Glamorgan Cricket ? (@GlamCricket) June 9, 2023
On Thursday, Joburg-born Eskinazi scored an unbeaten 94 off 62 balls (10 fours, one six) and Pieter Malan 36 off 29 (three fours, one six) for Middlesex as they suffered a narrow four-run loss to Sussex.
His team fell just short, but what a magnificent effort by Stephen Eskinazi ?
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) June 9, 2023
Eski’s knock in numbers ?
— Middlesex Cricket (@Middlesex_CCC) June 9, 2023
On Wednesday, Leus du Plooy top-scored for Derbyshire with an unbeaten 66 off 25 balls (four fours, five sixes) in a six-wicket victory over Birmingham.
George Linde made a handy 21 off 19 (one four, one six) with the bat and picked up a wicket with the ball for Kent in a four-wicket loss to Essex.
Magnificent from Leus du Plooy – unbeaten 66 from just 25 balls! ?
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) June 7, 2023
On Tuesday, Wiese delivered a Man of the Match performance for Yorkshire in a 30-run win over Leicestershire, scoring an unbeaten 50 off 32 deliveries (six fours, one six). Wiaan Mulder made 46 off 40 (five fours) in Leicestershire’s reply.
David Wiese at his very best ?
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) June 6, 2023
Compiled by Rienk de Beer