Pretoria Capitals locked horns with Paarl Royals (PR) in match no. 30 of the continuing SA20 2023 at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday (February 7) and received the competition by 59 runs.
Requested to bat first, PC began effectively and put up a mammoth 226/5 whole on the board of their 20 overs. Kusal Mendis (80) and Colin Ingram (41) have been the very best run-getters for his or her group, whereas Philip Salt (39) additionally contributed to the group’s whole.
However, Lungi Ngidi scalped two wickets for PR, with Codi Yusuf and Andile Phehlukwayo additionally choosing up a wicket every.
In reply, David Miller-led PR failed miserably within the run chase and managed to attain simply 169 in 20 overs. Jos Buttler (70) batted effectively for his group however sadly couldn’t get his group via and ended up on the shedding aspect. In the meantime, James Neesham grabbed three wickets for PC and guided his group to victory. Anrich Nortje additionally picked up a wicket for PC within the contest.
On the third ball of the 4th over, Nortje delivered a 152 km/hr ripper to dismiss Jason Roy. The 29-year-old pacer bowled a lightening angled-in supply to Roy which the right-handed batter didn’t get his bat onto and was discovered Leg Earlier than Wicket (LBW) by the on-field umpire Marais Erasmus.
Roy was seen a bit shocked following the sensational supply by Nortje, whereas the PC teammates celebrated the dismissal.
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Notably, this was the final league stage match of the SA20 2023, and PC have completed on the prime spot of the factors tally with this win. Each PC and PR will as soon as once more meet one another within the first semi-final on Wednesday (February 8) to battle for a spot within the summit conflict.
The opposite semi-finalists of the maiden match embody Faf du Plessis-led Joburg Tremendous Kings and Aiden Markram-captained Sunrisers Jap Cape.