Joburg Super Kings vs Durban Super Giants, 22nd Match
Joburg Super Kings won by 8 wkts
One skipper was supremely confident, one skipper looked a little lost for answers. But expect T20s to present you quick turnarounds. Durban would be praying for one. You say your prayers and rest a little. Time for us to buzz off as well. Toodles...
Faf du Plessis | Man of the Match: It is important for me to convert these scores. Good if it comes on like it did today. It was a little bit sticky. Nice win for us. It was tricky. It was sticking. Keshav was getting the ball to stick. We were feeling we were a little behind. Luckily, I was telling him [Reeza] to get me on strike. Batting is about partnerships. Just encouraged him to keep waiting and play it as late as he can. So good to be playing cricket in front of the SA crowd. Extremely grateful to the fans to come here and support us. The Bullring is on fire!
Quinton de Kock: Faf played an outstanding knock. We had a chance early. We were pretty happy with the total. We needed to pick up early wickets. They never gave their wickets away. It has been tough. The guys came out and fought hard today.
20:58 Local Time, 18:58 GMT, 00:28 IST: Faf all the way! The Joburg unit needed their skipper to fire in the chase and he has finished off the chase in some style. He started off slowly with Hendricks but took off in the final over of the powerplay. Hendricks struggled for timing but Faf continued his assault after the 10 over mark. It seemed set for a close chase but Faf never relented as his 8 fours and 8 sixes paved the way for a comfortable win. This win has helped Joburg to move to number 4 on the table. Durban continue their poor performance and another loss has only worsened their chances of progression into the last four. Stay tuned for the presentation.
19.1 Viljoen to du Plessis, SIX, the Super King had to finish it off with a sixer and in some style. That was a length delivery outside off, the bat face turned a little but he got enough elevation on it and ushered it over deep cover. Faf and his team collect a win against Durban by 8 wickets
JSK: 176-2 after 19 overs
18.6 Mulder to Leus du Plooy, no run, bangs it short, outside off, Leus du Plooy allows the ball to fly into the gloves of the keeper. 3 needed as we head into the final over which most likely will be devoid of much drama
18.5 Mulder to Leus du Plooy, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, Leus du Plooy nudges the ball away on to the on-side and they scramble back for a double. 3 needed now
18.4 Mulder to Leus du Plooy, FOUR, checked drive and four! Just pure timing. Never tried to hit it too hard and the ball raced away between cover and mid-off. Maharaj was never in the chase to get it back
Leus du Plooy, left handed bat, comes to the crease
18.3 Mulder to Ferreira, out Caught by de Kock!! The eighth dot ball for Ferreira and he is gone as well. The dot balls forced him to play a shot outside off and he edged it trying to hit it too hard. The ball lobbed into the gloves of the keeper. Might be case of too little too late but Durban would think they would continue to fight. Ferreira c de Kock b Mulder 4(8) [4s-1]
Mulder to Ferreira, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
18.2 Mulder to Ferreira, no run, looks to scoop the ball by walking across but misses as the ball sails over the sticks. He is putting himself under some pressure
18.1 Mulder to du Plessis, 1 run, throws his bat at a wider and fuller ball. The ball goes off the cue-end of the bat to short fine for a single. 10 needed off 10 balls now
18.1 Mulder to du Plessis, wide, spills that miles outside off for it to be wided as du Plessis didn't make an attempt to play at that
Wiaan Mulder, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
JSK: 168-1 after 18 overs
17.6 Viljoen to Ferreira, no run, and another dot to end as he backed away and looked to heave it but failed to reach it in the end
17.5 Viljoen to Ferreira, no run, dot ball number four for Ferreira after he got a four off the first ball. That angled in from a length and Ferreira wanted to heave it away but missed. The ball went off the pads into the off-side
17.4 Viljoen to Ferreira, no run, banged in short, Ferreira ducks under it and lets the ball fly into the gloves of the keeper
17.3 Viljoen to du Plessis, 1 run, 11 needed now, Length delivery on the pads, whipped away to deep mid for a single
17.2 Viljoen to du Plessis, 2 runs, open-faced punch into the off-side for a single