In the third match of Mini IPL South Africa T20 (SA20) being played in Africa (Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Pretoria Capitals, 3rd Match), Pretoria Capitals defeated Sunrisers Eastern Cape by 23 runs.
Pretoria Capitals won the toss and elected to bat
Bad start for Pretoria Capitals
Losing the toss in the match (Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Pretoria Capitals, 3rd Match), the Pretoria Capitals got off to a very poor start. Capitals opener Will Jacques was dismissed in the very first over after scoring just six runs off four balls.
Phil Salt’s stormy batting
After this, Riley Rosso of Africa could not do anything and returned to the pavilion after getting out after hitting just one four. While the other opener Phil Salt stayed at one end and played an unbeaten inning of 77 runs in just 47 balls with the help of 11 fours.
Parnell rained sixes
In the end, Jimmy Neesham and captain Wayne Purnell batted furiously. Neesham scored 37 off 28 balls and Wayne Parnell scored an unbeaten 29 off just 9 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 gargantuan sixes. On the basis of the aggressive innings of both, the team scored a huge score. For Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Aiden Markram took the maximum of 2 wickets for 17 runs.
Chasing a mammoth target, Sunrisers lost their first two wickets for just 21 runs. However, opener John Smuts played an inning of 66 runs in 51 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes.
Stubbs’ fiery batting in vain
In the end, Mumbai Indians batsman Stubbs scored 23 off 11 balls hitting two fours and two sixes and Tom Abel scored an unbeaten 40 off 24 balls. Apart from this, James Fuller also played an unbeaten inning of 27 runs off 12 balls. However, all of them could not win their team. For Capitals, Enrique Nortje took 2 wickets for just 18 runs in 4 overs.