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SA20 2024 Match 30: Kruger blasts Sunrisers Eastern Cape to 5 wicket win over Paarl Royals

Aidem Markram of Sunrisers Eastern Cape hits out
Aidem Markram of Sunrisers Eastern Cape hits out

Patrick Kruger, of Sunrisers Eastern Cape, blasted a quickfire 26* (7), at the death, to take them to a 5 wicket win over Paarl Royals. at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth today.

Match Summary

Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals, 30th Match, SA20

Sunrisers Eastern Cape 165/5 (19.5 ov)

Paarl Royals 159/7 (20 ov)

Result - Sunrisers Eastern Cape won by 5 wickets



Match Highlights

Paarl Royals won the toss and chose to bat first, scoring 159 runs. Jos Buttler had a great start, scoring 36 runs at a strike rate of 180 in the powerplay.

The Royals innings was led by Buttler and Dane Vilas, who scored 38 and 34 runs respectively. But there were no significant partnerships, except for the 46-run contribution by Dane Vilas and Andile Phehlukwayo at the end. Ottniel Baartman was the most effective bowler for Eastern Cape, taking 2 wickets for 34 runs.

In the chase, Eastern Cape had a good start, scoring 41 runs in the powerplay.

Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma, who scored 37 and 33 runs respectively were the main run getters. They had a crucial 63-run partnership between them. Tristan Stubbs also played a valuable knock of 19 runs off 12 balls.

Andile Phehlukwayo was impressive with the ball, taking 3 wickets.

The key moments of the run chase were when Paarl Royals took 2 quick wickets between the 6th and 8th over, but the momentum shifted to Eastern Cape with 5 boundaries between the 17th and 20th over.

In the end, Eastern Cape won the match by 5 wickets with 1 ball remaining, thanks to Patrick Kruger who hit 26* off just 7 balls and SEC finish top of the table in SA20 2024.

Match Stats

Paarl Royals Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Jason Roy - 2.4 ov), 2-57 (Jos Buttler - 6.5 ov), 3-65 (Mitchell Van Buuren - 8.6 ov), 4-76 (David Miller - 9.6 ov), 5-125 (Wihan Lubbe - 16.2 ov), 6-141 (Dane Vilas - 17.5 ov), 7-144 (Bjorn Fortuin - 18.3 ov)

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Jordan Hermann - 5.2 ov), 2-49 (Dawid Malan - 7.4 ov), 3-112 (Aiden Markram - 15.1 ov), 4-138 (Tristan Stubbs - 18.2 ov), 5-152 (Temba Bavuma - 19.1 ov)

Playing XIs

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Match Details:

Date: Sunday, February 4, 2024 13:30

Venue: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Toss: Paarl Royals elected to bat

Officials Umpires: Abdoellah Steenkamp (South Africa) Stephen Harris (South Africa) Dennis Smith (South Africa TV)

Match Referee: Laurence Matroos (South Africa)

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