Free State secured a comfortable win over North West in Bloemfontein and KwaZulu-Natal tasted defeat at home as Western Province strolled to a five-wicket victory in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge.
CSA PROVINCIAL ONE-DAY CHALLENGE
Free State edged a low-scoring encounter against North West thanks to brilliant and economical bowling from Johan van Dyk and Jonathan Draai, alongside veteran spinner Eddie Leie.
Free State 133 (D Ridgaard 27 not out, P Botha 22, W Victor 20; JN Diseko 4-16, M Jansen 3-42)
North West 103 (M Jansen 26, KK Leokaoke 17 not out, R Haasbroek 16; J Draai 3-21, J van Dyk 2-13, E Leie 2-19)
Free State won by 30 runs
KwaZulu-Natal suffered a thumping five-wicket loss at home to Western Province thanks to a century from WP’s captain Matthew Kleinveldt and a half-century from Neo Mlumbi following a five-for from Mpilo Njoloza.
KwaZulu-Natal 185 (M Montgomery 104, B Capell 14, BG Porteous 12, M Shezi 10 not out; MB Njoloza 5-23, JG Dill 3-37)
Western Province 186-5 (MC Kleinveldt 101, N Mlumbi 51, I Dikgale 13; A Mokgakane 1-4, Y Kamanzi 1-24, CP Savage 1-24)
Western Province won by five wickets
BIG BASH LEAGUE
The Sydney Sixers thrashed the Brisbane Heat by 79 runs thanks to a brilliant half-century from James Vince and economical bowling from Sean Abbott and Tom Curran.
Sydney Sixers 177-7 (JM Vince 75, JC Silk 41, JR Philippe 17, DP Hughes 13; JK Lalor 5-26, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1-25, B Doggett 1-25)
Brisbane Heat 98 (BCJ Cutting 28, BB McCullum 27, JK Lalor 13, JJ Peirson 12; TK Curran 3-16, SA Abbott 3-18, L Pope 2-19)
Sydney Sixers won by 79 runs
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