Commentary: Mi Cape Town Vs Durban Super Giants, 5th Match

MI Cape Town vs Durban Super Giants, 5th Match

Durban Super Giants won by 5 wkts

MICT - 152/8 (20)
DSG - 154/5 (16.3)

CRR:  9.33

Player of the Match


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Quinton de Kock | Durban Super Giants captain: It was a great win, we needed that. I have played here quite a bit in previous tournaments. It's a matter of going out there and doing the job. I think the wickets will be a little bit slower and will come on a bit better (in the night). We sacrificed a couple of wickets, so we made sure of the win afterwards.

Kyle Mayers | Player of the Match: It's a good feeling, getting the team cross the line. (On dismissing Brevis) It's something I practise. I always want to execute the inswinging yorker upfront, my team always back me to get the wicket in the first over. It feels good. I have a bit of skills, try to show every now and then. Haven't batted him (Jofra Archer) for a while. The last time I batted him was when he was in school. Good atmosphere, good support for both the teams, very good for South African cricket.

Rashid Khan | MI Cape Town captain: We played good cricket in the last part of the first innings. 20-25 runs would have made a difference. The way the guys bowled, it was amazing. Was a great game of cricket. We shouldn't make the same mistakes. It becomes easier for the batsmen in the second innings. But if we can post around 170, we have quality bowlers. It's early in the competition and we'll come back stronger.

20:48 Local Time, 18:48 GMT, 00:18 IST: Keemo Paul finishes off in style and Durban register their first win. Chasing 153, the two left-handed openers came out with a positive mindset. Skipper QdK fell to Olly Stone but that didn't stop Kyle Mayers from going after the MI Cape Town bowlers. George Linde removed the dangerous West Indian immediately after the powerplay but the visitors were always ahead of the asking rate. Klaasen joined Mulder and the two South African batsmen took their time to get their eye in. The latter got a reprieve on 7 as MICT didn't review a caught behind decision even though they heard a noise. They upped the ante significantly after the tenth over and it looked like they were eyeing the bonus point. But Stone, in his second spell, bowled a fiery spell. The English pacer removed both the set batters and also trapped Pretorius lbw. The Super Giants couldn't get the additional point but Keemo Paul struck three sixes in eight balls to ensure that it was a big win for his side as they successfully chased with 21 balls to spare.

16.3 Olly Stone to Keemo Paul, SIX, game over! 141kph, short again and Keemo Paul pummels it over deep mid-wicket with a ferocious pull shot. Durban Super Giants win by 5 wickets!

16.2 Olly Stone to Keemo Paul, SIX, that made a cracking sound! Short ball at 142kph, Keemo Paul spots the length early and pulls it over a jumping deep mid-wicket fielder. Came off the meat of the bat

16.1 Olly Stone to Keemo Paul, no run, shapes up to hoick across the line and gets an inside edge that eludes the sticks. Good stop by the keeper. It was a slower delivery from Stone

Strategic time-out! No bonus point for Durban who need just 11 runs to win now

DSG: 142-5 after 16 overs

15.6 Jofra Archer to Keemo Paul, 1 run, 112kph, slower ball bouncer, Keemo Paul pulls hard and gets enough wood to get it over mid-on. Just a single

15.5 Jofra Archer to Keemo Paul, SIX, wow! That's an incredible stroke. Dances down the track, moves leg-side in the process and biffs this short of length ball over wide long-off. Meaty hit!

15.4 Jofra Archer to Holder, 1 run, turned towards mid-wicket

15.3 Jofra Archer to Keemo Paul, 1 run, fuller in length, Keemo Paul goes for a booming drive and gets a thick inside edge to deep square leg

15.2 Jofra Archer to Keemo Paul, no run, 137kph, short of length delivery, Paul misses the pull

15.1 Jofra Archer to Holder, 1 run, full delivery, Holder opens his bat-face and guides it to deep backward point

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Equation: 21 runs | 30 balls. Durban will opt for a conservative approach now. Rashid continues to attack. Here's Jofra

DSG: 132-5 after 15 overs

14.6 Olly Stone to Holder, 1 run, fullish delivery angled in, knocked to long-on

14.5 Olly Stone to Holder, no run, pitched up delivery, pushed to cover

14.4 Olly Stone to Keemo Paul, leg byes, 1 run, 145kph, loud appeal for lbw from Stone. A shuffling Paul was late on the glance/tuck and the ball rolled towards backward square leg off his pad. Too high and probably missing leg with the angle