PAARL ROYALS OVERCOME PRETORIA CAPITALS IN CENTURION
Written by Neo Molefi on January 15, 2024
Written by: Nompumelelo Mncube
SA20 has fans wrapped up in their hands as stadiums fill up to watch the games. But Betaway SA20 season is proving to be a nightmare for the bowlers.
The Pretoria Capitals and Paarl Royals served up another 410-run fest at Centurion Yesterday but the Royals bowling unit held their nerve when it mattered most to deliver a thrilling 10-run victory for the visitors at the Supersport park .
The Royals victory was set up earlier through David Miller and Mitchell van Buuren, who shared an unbeaten 141-run stand for the fourth wicket from just 76 deliveries.
Having being sent in to bat first, the Royals posted a very competitive 210 for three with David Miller and Mitchell van Buuren both scoring maiden SA20 half-centuries.
In reply, the Capitals seemed to be flying to victory with Rilee Rossouw and Will Jacks carting the Royals’ bowling attack to all parts of the park, but an inspired Lungi Ngidi turned the tide to restrict the Capitals to 200 for seven in reply.
Lungi Ngidi stunned the Centurion crowd as he dismissed both Phil Salt and Theunis de Bruyn in the first over of the innings in the SA20 and was crowned man of the match.