Morne van Wyk and Khaya Zondo’s half-centuries spoilt the Cape Town Blitz’s celebrations after securing a home final as they led the Durban Heat to a six-wicket win, writes KHALID MOHIDIN from Newlands.
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will miss the remainder of the Jozi Stars’ Mzansi Super League campaign. Gayle will soon leave South Africa due to family-related reasons.
The Paarl Rocks secured a six-wicket victory over the Jozi Stars at the Bullring to stay in contention for a playoff spot in the Mzansi Super League.
The Mzansi Super League has its first dead rubber match, but that’s not going to stop the Blitz from trying to increase their lead at the top of the table, or the Heat attempting to walk away with a consolation win.
The Stars are still able to go past the Cape Town Blitz at the top of the six-team standings and therefore secure a home final in the Mzansi Super League, but that means they must beat the Rocks. The Paarl team, meanwhile, need to shake off shell shock in recovering from Quinton de Kock’s blitz on Friday.
A Giants outfit driven to finish in the top three will be up against a Tshwane outfit that has to win with a bonus point to stay in contention for a play-off berth as the Mzansi Super League returns to St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
Captain Dane Vilas modestly accepted the Man of the Match award, after the Jozi Stars beat the Durban Heat by one wicket in Friday’s tight Mzansi Super League clash at Kingsmead.
Captain Jon-Jon Smuts has reiterated the importance of the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ fixture against the Tshwane Spartans at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Khalid Mohidin hangs out with Paarl Rocks’ opening batsman Aiden Markram at Boland Park.
Newlands will host this intriguing Mzansi Super League Western Cape derby, with the Blitz eager to maintain their spot at the top of the standings.
The Mzansi Super League is at Kingsmead again on Friday, when hopefully the weather and larger crowd numbers will play the game. The Heat only have pride and other cliches to play for, after earlier this week being ruled out of contention for a berth in the final. The Stars, though, remain on a confident quest to finish at the top of… Read more →
Wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi found some consolation in the dismissal of former South African captain AB de Villiers as the Paarl Rocks slipped to a four-wicket defeat to the Tshwane Spartans in Wednesday’s Mzansi Super League clash at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
South Africa has the most players registered for the 2019 Indian Premier League player auction, which will take place later this month.
The Tshwane Spartans collected a tight four-wicket victory over the Paarl Rocks in Wednesday’s Mzansi Super League fixture at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Captain Farhaan Behardien has demanded better from himself and Pakistan duo Asif Ali and Mohammad Nawaz for the remainder of the Cape Town Blitz’s Mzansi Super League campaign.