Match Details

MICT vs PR 11th Match, SA20 League 2024

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MI Cape Town won by 8 wickets 🏆
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C Esterhuizen Logo
C Esterhuizen Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
R Rickelton Logo
R Rickelton Jersy
4s: 7
6s: 6
L Ngidi Logo
L Ngidi Jersy



L Ngidi

Econ: 11.22
14th Over:
= 8
15th Over:
= 16
Last Over:
= 11
This Over:
= 15
MICTMICT - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5161
10 Over 9498
15 Over 145149
PRPR - 1st Innings
6 Over 5364
10 Over 9493
15 Over 140127
20 Over 177172


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Inn 2
As the 11th match of the SA20 League 2024 concludes, we thank you for tuning in. Stay connected to our network for comprehensive coverage of cricketing actions globally and across formats. Signing off for now, this is Saipavan Janaki along with my co-commentators Anirudh Modi, Arijit Kundu, and analyst Paras Yadav. Wishing you all a Happy Weekend!
Ryan Rickelton (Player of the Match): "Thanks Mark appreciate it, just really chuffed to get the win. A bit of luck tonight but really glad we got the 4 points. I'm just trying to simplify batting, back my areas and I'm not afraid to get out. I'm trying to set the platform my team. 

Rassie and I go a long way back, it's great to be out there with him, we are having a lot of fun. The first couple of games we were not beaten, we lost those games. We are doing a couple of things and the team is shaping up nicely and I think we can get the win in the next game too."
Ryan Rickelton is the player of the match.
Kieron Pollard (MI Cape Town Captain): "Yeah, he (Kaber) played the first game today, but was unfortunate that the Klaasen effect. He only got one over and we talked about resilience things the way guys held their nerves was great. The most we can ask is for a foundation from openers as we got. He (Rickelton) has been fantastic always. We have given him that platform to perform and succeed. The sky is the limit. Thanks to fans, come and support we have more home games."
David Miller (Paarl Royals Captain): "It was one of those nights where a couple of chances went begging, can't really win games if we don't take catches up front, credit to them they batted really well.

100%, it was a perfect start from the two openers, there was a bit of extra bounce from one end and it got slower. With the big boundary they bowled really well and with the start that we had, we let it slip in the back end of the innings. 

I'm gonna give myself a minute or two and get back to it. Consistency is the name of the game and he has been really consistent, putting everyone away to all parts and he has been hard to contain. 

I should have caught it and there was a bit of confusion where to go for it or not, but we should have communicated better. Full faith in the boys to turn this around from here."
Time for the post match presentation ceremony..
12.30 AM IST, 09.00 PM Local Time: MI Cape Town showcased an exceptional all-round performance, securing their second victory in the SA20 League 2024 by defeating the Paarl Royals with an impressive 8-wicket margin.

Earlier, choosing to bowl after winning the toss, MI Cape Town strategically employed a blend of pace and spin, initiating with a pacer and spinner that witnessed Jason Roy and Jos Buttler's formidable opening partnership, amassing 62 runs. Roy's explosive innings featured three sixes and a boundary, accumulating a scintillating 38 off 14 balls before his departure, while Buttler added a brisk 46 runs from 31 deliveries.

Amidst a steady innings, David Miller contributed 20 runs before the game shifted dramatically with the introduction of Thomas Kaber, replacing Beuran Henricks. Kaber emerged as the pivotal force, dismantling the middle order by dismissing Miller, Phehlukwayo, and Allen, concluding with impressive figures of 4-20-3. Despite Mitchell van Buuren's valiant efforts (28 runs), the Paarl Royals to a total of 172/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

In a remarkable chase of 173 runs, MI Cape Town's opening pair, Rassie van der Dussen and Ryan Rickelton, laid a solid foundation, accumulating 61 runs in the first 6 overs without losing a wicket. The partnership flourished as they reached 80 runs before Dussen departed at 41 off 28 balls. Rickelton and Dewald Brevis continued the momentum, adding 32 runs for the second wicket, with Brevis contributing 10 runs before departing.

Connor Esterhuizen joined Rickelton, and the duo efficiently guided the chase, forming an unbeaten partnership of 63 runs for the third wicket. Rickelton's outstanding performance included a fourth consecutive half-century, scoring an unbeaten 94 runs off 52 balls with 7 fours and 6 sixes. Esterhuizen supported with an unbeaten 17 runs. MI Cape Town crossed the victory line in 16.5 overs, reaching 175/2. Tabraiz Shamsi from the Royals' bowling side managed to pick up 2 wickets in their commendable effort.

Stick around for the post-match presentation…

16.5 L Ngidi to R Rickelton
6 SIX! That's it! MI Cape Town deal a crushing defeat to the high flying Paarl Royals! Ryan Rickelton carries his bat to hand his team the victory by 8 wickets! Back of a length delivery, on the stumps, pulls it over deep square leg to register a match winning MAXIMUM! 
16.4 L Ngidi to R Rickelton
4 FOUR! Just 4 more runs now required for MI Cape Town! Good length delivery, outside the off stump, slaps it straight back beyond the bowler to beat the fielder coming in from long off to pick up a boundary!
16.3 L Ngidi to R Rickelton
4 FOUR! We are into the single digits now! Can Rickelton finish it off in this over? Full length delivery, wide outside the off stump, Ryan gets his bat down it time and squeezes it out through backward point to send the ball racing away to the ropes!
16.2 L Ngidi to R Rickelton
0 Around the wicket, good length delivery, outside the off stump, miscues it back towards the bowler.
16.1 L Ngidi to C Esterhuizen
1 Over the wicket, back of a length delivery, angling down leg, helps it along and the keeper with an excellent stop to keep it down to a single.
Lungi Ngidi is back for his last over of the spell.
MI Cape Town need 13 runs in last four overs.
MI Cape Town
Ryan Rickelton
Connor Esterhuizen
Obed McCoy
15.6 O McCoy to R Rickelton
0 Dot to end the over, bouncer, outside the off stump, sails through to the keeper.