Commentary: Paarl Royals Vs Pretoria Capitals, 18th Match

Paarl Royals vs Pretoria Capitals, 18th Match

Paarl Royals won by 6 wkts

PC - 158/6 (20)
PR - 162/4 (19.4)

CRR:  8.24

Player of the Match


That's it from the first game. The Super Giants have asked the Sunrisers to bat first in the second game of the double-header. See all you there!

17:09 Local Time, 15:09 GMT, 20:39 IST: The home crowd happy that the team picked up important points today, but the Royals dragged this longer than needed. They were off to a brilliant start in the chase but Will Jacks jolted them by getting Dane Vilas and Jos Buttler in the same over. While Miller had things in control, Van Buuren struggled and ate some dot balls to let the Capitals back into the game. Nortje tried to steal the game, but Miller drove the Royals home safely.

19.4 Nortje to Van Buuren, FOUR, low full toss, sliced past backward point and it's four. The Royals pick up four crucial points

Miller walks to Van Buuren to have a long chat as the Capitals bring their field up. Everyone in the ring.

19.3 Nortje to Miller, 1 run, yorker, dug out to deep cover. Scores level

19.2 Nortje to Miller, FOUR, inside edge past short fine leg and four more. He's killed the game in two balls, David Miller. Yorker on the stumps, Miller slogs, gets an inside edge that goes for escapes in the gap

19.1 Nortje to Miller, FOUR, Miller, David Miller! Nortje went for the wide yorker, Miller reached out, got under the ball and smashed it over cover. This shot has put the hosts ahead

10 needed. Can Nortje knock over Miller early and stun the Royals?

PR: 149-4 after 19 overs

18.6 Parnell to Van Buuren, no run, full and on the pads, Van Buuren doesn't get the placement right. Hits it straight to fine leg and Miller denies the single as he wants strike. Van Buuren unhappy for missing out on a freebie. That should have been at least two

Free-hit for Van Buuren. Miller needs strike next over

18.5 Parnell to Miller, leg byes, 1 run, this time Parnell follows him and hits the pad, ball rolls to the off-side

18.4 Parnell to Miller, 2 runs, low full toss, flicked to deep mid-wicket

18.3 Parnell to Miller, 2 runs, short of length delivery, Miller backs away and swings, gets an under edge that rolls to fine leg

18.2 Parnell to Miller, FOUR, Miller backs away and drives off the back foot wide of mid-off. Made room and hit it for four

18.1 Parnell to Van Buuren, 1 run, yorker just outside off stump, Van Buuren looks to dig it out, ball bounces over the keeper off the bottom of the bat

Wayne Parnell [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

PR: 139-4 after 18 overs

17.6 Nortje to Van Buuren, 1 run, inside edge onto pad on this length delivery, ball rolls to backward point

17.5 Nortje to Van Buuren, leg byes, 2 runs, full and down leg, Van Buuren misses the glance, the ball rolls to fine leg off the pad

17.4 Nortje to Van Buuren, no run, beaten. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Van Buuren pulls and misses. The ball almost took out the off stump

17.3 Nortje to Van Buuren, no run, fired down leg, Van Buuren misses the glance, ball rolls to the keeper off the pad