Match in a Glimpse:
Our outing to Kingsmead could not have been better, as we defeated Durban’s Super Giants convincingly. Put in to bowl first, we restricted the hosts to the lowest total in SA20 so far, courtesy of Senuran Muthuswamy’s amazing spell. Will Jacks led our batting attack once again to ensure that we seal the win comfortably.
Taming the Giants from Ball One:
In our first of three away matches, we headed to the picturesque Kingsmead to face off against Durban’s Super Giants. Home captain Quinton de Kock won the toss and we were put in to the field first.
Skipper Parnell got into the act with the first ball of the match dismissing Kyle Mayers and a quick second after getting the review right on an LBW appeal for Wiaan Mulders.
Before Quinny could threaten us with his masterclass, Anrich Nortje cleaned him out with a rattling delivery.
Jason Holder and Heinrich Klaasen smashed some maximums before Senuram Muthusamy got his first wicket in Pitori blue by dismissing the West Indian. The spinner got his second of the evening taking out Christiaan Jonker with a crisp caught and bowled.
Mission Restrict DSG to the Lowest SA20 Total So Far:
Keeping up with the traditions of first over - first wickets, Adil Rashid was quick in the act to send Klaasen back. The Englishman cast his spell to finish that over as a wicket maiden. In his final over, Muthusamy ensured we got into the driver’s seat by taking out Dwaine Pretorius, finishing his spell with impressive figures of 3/12.
Eathan Bosch continued his fine form from the previous match and got back-to-back wickets to send Hardus Viljoen and Prenelan Subrayen packing. Nortje was brought back into the attack and he wrapped up the Super Giants’ innings dismissing Keshav Maharaj. Durban’s Super Giants were all-out for 80 - the lowest total in SA20 this year.
Wrapping Things Up Quick:
We began the chase motivated to strengthen our hold at the top of the table. However, there was an early setback when we lost Phil Salt in the first ball of our innings. Kyle Mayers appealed for an LBW in the next delivery, but Theunis de Bruyn survived after an umpire review.
Will Jacks stood tall with a superb 56 filled with glorious shots to get us within touching distance of the total. Unfortunately, Keshav Maharaj got the better of him before the Englishman could take us over the line.
Without much left to do, Rilee Rossouw and Theunis de Bruyn ensured that we secured a dominant win over the Super Giants, defeating them by 8 wickets within 7.4 overs and earning a bonus point.
Top of the Table(s):
With this win, we lead the points table grabbing 18 points at the halfway mark. Additionally, Will Jacks becomes the leading run-scorer and Anrich Nortje stands at the pedestal of the top wicket-takers in the league so far.
The Way Ahead:
We now head to Boland Park and Newlands to face off against the Paarl Royals and MI Cape Town back-to-back.
Brief Scores: Durban’s Super Giants: Heinrich Klaasen - 31(24), Quinton de Kock - 13 (15), Jason Holder - 10 (16), Senuran Muthusamy - 3/12, Eathan Bosch - 2/10, Wayne Parnell - 2/12 lost to Pretoria Capitals: Will Jacks - 56 (25), Theunis de Bruyn - 21 (19), Keshav Maharaj - 1/8, Kyle Mayers - 1/12
Player of the Match: Senuran Muthusamy