Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban Super Giants, 19th Match
Sunrisers Eastern Cape won by 124 runs
So, that's it from us for today! Join us tomorrow for another exciting contest where MI Cape Town will host Pretoria Capitals. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Aiden Markram: We played a really good game and I am very happy. Conditions were quite tough and we adjusted well. T20 cricket is where on a night, a guy can win you a game. We would like to restart again come Tuesday. It is a big game, we have to start from scratch and we would like to put a collective performance together. (On van der Merwe) He is a great character and his energy rubs off on everyone, his passion for the game is commendable.
Van der Merwe | Player of the Match: It was very enjoyable, the vibe out there was unbelievable. I was hitting my areas, it was one of those nights where it all went my way. I still enjoy it, it's a team game, I will like to play a few more years.
Quinton de Kock: At toss, I actually didn't know what to do. We made mistakes and we would have to come back stronger. Two games in a row that we have been bowled out. We need points desperately, hopefully, we go there and rock up.
21:00 Local Time, 19:00 GMT, 00:30 IST: A game which has been completely dominated by the Sunrisers! It has been a night to remember for them, especially, van der Merwe, who has been sensational tonight, finishing with a 6-wicket haul, his figures read - 4-0-20-6 - that tells you how magical he was tonight, as the batters didn't have any answer to his wizadry. To be honest, the writing was on the wall for the Durban Super Giants when they were asked to chase 211 on a slightly slow and low surface, The other bowlers were disciplined as well and played the perfect foil to the star of the night. The visiting batters didn't have any option as they had to go for it from the get go, and they perished, courtesy some poor shots but also some brilliant bowling from van der Merwe. Earlier, Rossington was the hero with the bat for the hosts, his teammates ensured that the momentum was kept throughout after he departed after playing a blinder. So, with that win, the Sunrisers jump to second on the points table and also secure a bonus point!
14.4Smuts to Dananjaya, out Caught by Markram!! It's all over! A fantastic all-round performance from the Sunrisers! Smuts tosses this one outside off, Dananjaya comes ahead and drives it uppishly. The fielder at short cover dives to take a good catch. Dananjaya c Markram b Smuts 4(9)
Smuts to Dananjaya, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
14.3Smuts to Maharaj, 1 run, on a length, turned to mid-wicket
14.2Smuts to Dananjaya, 1 run, the batter turns it to backward square leg
14.1Smuts to Dananjaya, no run, quicker one, steered to short third
JJ Smuts [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
DSG: 84-9 after 14 overs
13.6Mason Crane to Dananjaya, 1 run, shorter one, cut away against the spin to deep backward point
13.5Mason Crane to Dananjaya, no run, floated ball, pushed back to the bowler
13.4Mason Crane to Dananjaya, no run, pushed through wider, played off the inner half towards short third
13.3Mason Crane to Maharaj, 1 run, fuller outside off, pushed off the front foot to covers
13.2Mason Crane to Maharaj, SIX, tossed up ball on off, Maharaj makes a bit of room and goes inside out over covers, glorious hit as the ball sails into the stands
13.1Mason Crane to Dananjaya, 1 run, full ball on off, eased down to long-off for a run
DSG: 75-9 after 13 overs
12.6van der Merwe to Dananjaya, 1 run, last ball and the batter hangs back and blocks this one off the back foot, what a spell from van der Merwe, absolutely sensational
12.5van der Merwe to Dananjaya, no run, tossed up ball, defended defensively to the left of the bowler
Akila Dananjaya, left handed bat, comes to the crease