PR vs TS, Paarl

Tshwane Spartans won by 8 wkts

Tshwane Spartans - 188/2 (19.1 Ovs)
Paarl Rocks - 185/6 (20 Ovs)

Having registered their first win of the season, after two washouts, the Spartans move to the third spot. We witnessed two competitive matches today. Let's hope the trend continues. There is a 2-day break and the action resumes on Wednesday. Join us there. Until then, goodbye.

Heinrich Klaasen | Tshwane Spartans captain: Very pleased by the win today. Very happy with the brand of cricket we played today. Our fielding wasn't the best today. The way the openers set it up, it made our jobs easier. They did all the hard work at the start, it was our responsibility as well to close the job. We have a great bowling attack, very experienced. Pleased to have him (Morne Morkel) in our attack.

Dean Elgar | Player of the Match: Happy to finally get a game underway. In T20 cricket, you have to give yourself a chance. You have to spend some time and then you can always catch up. We slipped up against the Giants, we didn't want to fall into that trap again. We just got to set-up the innings when you are chasing. It's important to have that platform.

Faf du Plessis | Paarl Rocks captain: I thought it was a good score on this track. Vince played a good knock. We weren't quite switched on while bowling. Always happy when your team-mates are playing well. He (Vince) has a lot of experience. Smart cricket, with power hitting, from both the batsmen (Vince and Elgar). We must learn from our mistakes.

17:27 Local Time, 15:27 GMT, 20:57 IST: Clinical performance by the Spartans. Chasing a stiff target, the openers set the foundation with a century stand. Dean Elgar was the aggressor initially and later took the responsibility of taking his team past the winning line. After the downfall of de Bruyn, AB de Villiers played a mini-cameo scoring 19 off 10. When Shamsi nipped out the veteran, the hosts might have fancied their chances, however Elgar and Klaasen had other ideas. The duo stitched an unbeaten 55-run stand off just 24 deliveries and hunted down the target with 5 balls to spare.

19.1 Udana to Elgar, FOUR, off-pace ball, full and outside off, Elgar waits and throws his bat at it. Gets a thick outside edge that beats short third man to his left. Tshwane Spartans win by 8 wickets

Isuru Udana [3.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack

Just 2 needed for the Spartans

18.6 Mungroo to Klaasen, SIX, six more! Mungroo misses his yorker, ends up bowling a half-volley, Klaasen stays deep in his crease, gets under the ball and smokes it over long-off. A powerful hit

18.5 Mungroo to Klaasen, SIX, follows a superb yorker with a juicy full toss. Klaasen takes heavy toll of it. Klaasen stays leg-side of the ball and thumps it over long-on. Just 8 needed now

18.4 Mungroo to Klaasen, no run, brilliant yorker, right in the blockhole. A backing away Klaasen brings his bat down at the right moment to dig to out

18.3 Mungroo to Elgar, 1 run, 124.7kph, fuller than a good length ball, Elgar wants to slog this across the line and loses his shape. Inside-edged to short fine leg for a single

18.2 Mungroo to Klaasen, 1 run, shortish ball, leg-lined and Mungroo gets away with it. Klaasen went hard on the pull and inside-edged it onto his thigh pad. The keeper dived to his left and saved three runs for his team

18.1 Mungroo to Elgar, 1 run, 129.7kph, Mungroo slips in a wide yorker, squeezed out to deep point

Kerwin Mungroo [3.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

15 off the 18th over and the asking rate has come down to 8.5. Mungroo to bowl the penultimate over

17.6 Shamsi to Elgar, 1 run, airy ball, very full in length, Elgar eases the drive to long-on

17.5 Shamsi to Elgar, 2 runs, Elgar walks down the pitch and chips this full ball over the non-striker's head. Another couple

17.4 Shamsi to Klaasen, 1 run, slower and shorter, Klaasen pushes it to extra cover with an opened bat-face

17.3 Shamsi to Klaasen, FOUR, battered! Right in the slot, Klaasen backs away and smashes it over the bowler's head. There's no one to stop that