Pretoria Capitals vs Joburg Super Kings, 13th Match
Pretoria Capitals won by 6 wkts
Lots and lots of qualty cricket was on show in today's double header. We'll be back with another game tomorrow. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..
Wayne Parnell | Winning captain - That's the nature of cricket, Faf was very aggressive, I didn't execute my plans but that's the way the game goes. After that powerplay where they made 70, to bowl them out for 120 was outstanding. Gaining the bonus point could be very beneficial as teams have won games at their home grounds. Having a guy like that in our unit is great (on Anrich Nortje), he's hungry for performances and I'm happy to have him in the team. The way Salty managed the game, he wanted to be at the end which was good to see. The brand we play, we do tend to lose wickets, but if they do get in, they can go big and score quickly as well. To see such a big crowd on a Wednesday night is nice to see, hopefully, they'll keep supporting us.
James Neesham | Player of the Match - That was more luck than skill (on Faf's dismissal), the wicket changed the momentum in favour of us and we went ahead. Things like that happen, we have an incredible new-ball attack and it's a privilege to be bowling behind them. I saw the edge of the bat and stuck my hands on it (on the catch). We were disappointed in ourselves last night, probably playing far too aggressively, but coming back after just a 12-hour turnaround was an advantage for us. Like I said, a lot of things fell into place for us today.
Faf du Plessis | Losing captain - There's no word to describe (the batting), bad batting is the best word to describe, it's not the first time it's happening, so that's disappointing. You need to have a combination of being aggressive and batting smartly at the same time. When we don't bat well, we lose a lot of wickets in clusters, the basics of T20 is to rebuild after losing a wicket. It's quite tough to defend a score around 100 on this wicket. The thinking (in the management) was between Janemann Malan and Reeza Hendricks with me at 3, I had played a lot of time at three and thought it was reasonable for me to go at 3. We gave them three games, that was a decent chance and they didn't make the shift. Disappointed for the franchise that we didn't get a big score after that start.
20:18 Local Time, 18:18 GMT, 23:48 IST: The match lasted as a contest only for the first 6 overs of Joburg's batting. At 70 for 2 and with Faf du Plessis in full flow, they looked set for a big total, but what followed was catastrophic.They slipped from 70 for 2 to 78 for 7 and the match was effectively over. Chasing 123, the openers gave the Capitals a brisk start, they did lose a few wickets, but the chase was anchored expertly by Phil Salt and they were home and dry, with lots of time and wickets in hand. So the Highveld derby ends at 1-1 and Pretoria leap to the top of the table.
PC: 123-4 after 13 overs
12.6Gregory to Philip Salt, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the pads, Salt gets an inside edge on the flick, off the pad and rolled to the on-side. Pretoria Capitals win and they win with a bonus point
12.5 Gregory to Neesham, 1 run, back of a length and well wide of off, steered behind square on the off-side for a single - scores are level
James Neesham, left handed bat, comes to the crease
12.4 Gregory to Dadswell, out Caught by Shepherd!! Dadswell tries hitting the winning runs and holes out to deep point. Was the slower short ball from Gregory, bowled into the wicket and Dadswell didn't have the pace on the upper-cut, dragged it high and down Shephard's throat in the deep. Dadswell c Shepherd b Gregory 18(22) [4s-2]
Gregory to Dadswell, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
12.3 Gregory to Philip Salt, 1 run, short of a good length and just outside off, hacked away behind square on the on-side for a single
12.2 Gregory to Philip Salt, FOUR, that's all too easy for Salt - back of a length and well wide of off, chopped away behind square on the off-side, no one behind point and Salt raises his half-century
12.1 Gregory to Dadswell, 1 run, full and at the stumps, whipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single
PC: 115-3 after 12 overs
11.6 Phangiso to Philip Salt, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg, Salt plays woth soft hands and nudges it towards mid-wicket, scampers back for the second run
11.5 Phangiso to Dadswell, 1 run, Phangiso tosses one on middle, punched down to long-on for a single
11.4 Phangiso to Philip Salt, 1 run, slower and at the stumps, worked down to long-on for a single
11.3 Phangiso to Dadswell, 1 run, flighted delivery on off, eased down towards long-off for a single
11.2 Phangiso to Dadswell, no run, slower and drifting with the angle, past Dadswell's inside edge and rolled to the off-side off the pad
11.1 Phangiso to Philip Salt, 1 run, tossed up on off, driven down towards long-off for a single
Aaron Phangiso [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack