In a one-sided-encounter at the Wanderers MI Cape Town thumped Joburg Super Kings by 98 runs in the 4th match of the SA20 league. Rassie Van Der Dussen and Ryan Rickelton took control with their batting prowess, steering MI Cape Town to a commanding position. The dynamic opening duo shifted the momentum away from the home side, posting an impressive total of 243 for five in their allotted 20 overs.
It all began with Faf Du Plessis winning the toss and opting to field first. The Wanderers, known for its high-scoring T20 contests, set the stage for an enthralling clash. Despite a delayed start due to rain, MI Cape Town seized control, posting an imposing 243 from their allotted 20 overs. Rassie Van Der Dussen's majestic century and Ryan Rickelton's 98-run spectacle left the crowd in awe. The final over bowled by Nandre Burger played a crucial role in limiting the total.
Joburg Super Kings' Challenging Chase
Chasing a daunting target of 244, Joburg Super Kings faced early setbacks, reducing them to 47/4 by the sixth over. Leus Du Plooy and Romario Shepherd showcased resilience, contributing 48 and 34 runs, respectively.
Despite their efforts, George Linde and Olly Stone's bowling prowess secured crucial wickets. Rassie Van Der Dussen rightfully earned the Player of the Game award for his stellar performance. MI Cape Town skipper praised the opening batters for laying a solid foundation.
In contrast, JSK skipper Faf Du Plessis commended his bowlers, highlighting the potential of chasing down a 300-run target at one stage. Looking ahead, the two teams are set for their next challenges on Monday and Tuesday. Joburg Super Kings will travel to Durban, while MI Cape Town will host Sunrisers Eastern Cape.
Fans took it to X formerly Twitter to express their views about the match. Here are some of the tweets from fans:
Worse performance by Joburg super kings both with bat and with ball— Kirkett (@bhaskar_sanu08) January 13, 2024
Blue win on yellow— Cric Krishna (@Krishnak0109) January 13, 2024
Congratulations Mi Capetown brilliant start— Pawan Kumar 🇮🇳 (@Prince11R) January 13, 2024