Paarl Rocks vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 28th Match

Paarl Rocks won by 12 runs

PR - 168/5 (20)
NMBG - 156/6 (20)

CRR:  7.80
BattingR(B)4s6sSR
Chris Morris*1(1)00100
Nandre Burger0(0)000
BowlingOMRW
Isuru Udana*40320
Ferisco Adams40363
Partnership: 1(1)
Last wkt: Heino Kuhn c du Plessis b Ferisco Adams 58(43) - 155/6 in 19.5 ov.
Recent balls: ... | 1 2 1 2 0 1 | 1 2 6 W W 1
Commentary

So, Paarl Rocks and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have sealed the first and second spots respectively on the points table. While the Rocks get to host the final, the Giants will play the Eliminator in their backyard - Port Elizabeth. Who will they face? The next two round-robin games will decide that. For now, the toss has been delayed at Centurion, where Tshwane Spartans are hosting the Blitz. Switch tabs to find out how it unfolds...

13:36 Local Time, 11:36 GMT, 17:06 IST: With this win, Paarl Rocks enter the final of the Mzansi Super League and they get to play that at home. Smuts is having an animated conversation with Fortuin, not sure what that is. Well, it was a superb bowling performance from the home team. After conceding 21 runs off the first three overs, the Rocks did an exceptional job to pull things back. In the next 11 overs, they conceded just one boundary and picked up four wickets. On a slow-ish track, the spin duo of Fortuin and Shamsi ruled the roost. Their combined bowling figures read: 8-0-44-2. Heino Kuhn and Marais took the match deep with a half-century partnership for the fifth wicket, but they couldn't get the timely big shots and the Paarl bowlers held their nerves in the end.

NMBG: 156-6 after 20 overs

19.6 Ferisco Adams to Chris Morris, 1 run, 136.3kph, very full ball, Morris swings his bat and inside-edges it to short fine leg. Paarl Rocks win by 12 runs

Nandre Burger, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19.5 Ferisco Adams to Heino Kuhn, out Caught by du Plessis!! A high full toss - just below waist, Kuhn swings his bat hard and doesn't get the required power behind it. Goes a long way in the air, Faf moves to his right at long-on and takes a calm catch. Heino Kuhn c du Plessis b Ferisco Adams 58(43) [4s-4 6s-1]

Ferisco Adams to Heino Kuhn, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Chris Morris, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.4 Ferisco Adams to Marais, out Caught by Makhanya!! Makhanya moves to his left from deep mid-wicket and takes a supern catch ... under pressure. Another one that was bowled in the slot and Marais decided to hoick it over deep mid-wicket. Didn't get the necessary timing on it and holed out. Marais c Makhanya b Ferisco Adams 21(16) [6s-1]

Ferisco Adams to Marais, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

14 needed off 3

19.3 Ferisco Adams to Marais, SIX, 138.3kph, Adams bowls one right in the slot. Marais gets under it by crouching low and thumps it over the bowler's head. That was hit powerfully

20 needed off 4 balls

19.2 Ferisco Adams to Marais, 2 runs, 136.6kph, length ball, Marais swings his bat hard and miscues it over wide mid-off. The long-off fielder mops it up

22 needed off 5 deliveries

19.1 Ferisco Adams to Heino Kuhn, 1 run, 137.9kph, low full toss, Kuhn moves leg-side and hacks it to deep mid-wicket

Ferisco Adams [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack

23 needed off the last over. Adams, fondly known as 'The Ice Man', to bowl it.

NMBG: 146-4 after 19 overs

18.6 Udana to Heino Kuhn, 1 run, 132.5kph, pitched up delivery, drilled to extra cover. Just 7 runs off the penultimate over

Marais is fine to resume and is standing very wide. Wise call..

18.5 Udana to Heino Kuhn, no run, oh my goodness! Kuhn has drilled another pitched up delivery straight towards the non-striker. And, Marais cops another blow - this time the right arm has to bear the brunt. Marais was on the ground; Udana could have run him out, but decided not to