SA20: Joburg Super Kings Beat MI Cape Town In Remarkable Eight-Over Slugfest

Joburg Super Kings openers Faf du Plessis and Leus du Plooy played two of the most remarkable innings in SA20 League history to beat MI Cape Town by 10 wickets.

SA20: Joburg Super Kings Beat MI Cape Town In Remarkable Eight-Over Slugfest
John Goliath

Written by: John Goliath

(Senior Sports Writer and Editor)

Reviewed by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-01-29

The Joburg Super Kings openers Faf du Plessis and Leus du Plooy played two of the most remarkable innings in SA20 League history to beat MI Cape Town by 10 wickets while also keeping their playoff hopes alive.

The Super Kings had to chase a revised target of 98 after the match was reduced to eight overs a side following an unseasonal rain shower that hit the Newlands cricket ground in Cape Town.

Du Plessis (50 off 20 balls, 5x4, 3x6) and Du Plooy (41 off 14 ball, 2x4, 4x6) then smashed their way to the target in 5.5 overs, achieving a much-needed, but unlikely bonus point in the process.

The teams went off the park just before 6pm local time with MI Cape Town on 43/1 after six overs. The rain delay was almost three hours, and the home side had two more overs to face following the resumption.

MI Cape Town managed to get to 80/3, thanks to a couple of big hits by captain Kieron Pollard, who clobbered 33 runs off just 10 balls, which included one boundary and four sixes.

Following the Duckworth-Lewis calculations, the Jobrug Super Kings had to chase a revised target of 98 runs in eight overs, with the power play also shortened to just two overs.

They ended up doing it with ease, as Du Plessis and Du Toit smashed the MI Cape Town bowlers to all parts of this grand old stadium. They 36 runs off the first two overs to rattle MI Cape Town's attack.

The win propelled the Super Kings to fourth - the last playoff position - on the SA20 table with 13 points from their eight matches. MI Cape Town, however, find themselves at the bottom of the table after their sixth defeat in eight matches.

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John Goliath

John Goliath

John Goliath is a copywriter and editor with 20 years' experience in the sports media industry. John, a Tottenham Hotspur tragic, studied journalism in the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and has worked for two of the biggest media houses in South Africa.

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