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Joburg Super Kings complete a Chennai Super Kings like comeback to beat MI Cape Town and enter the semi-finals of SA20 League

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Joburg Super Kings

Joburg Super Kings beat MI Cape Town by 76 runs in the 29th match of South Africa T20 league, the SA20 League. This was a brilliant win for the Super Kings as they had lost 2 wickets for 12 runs on the board.

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Batting first, Joburg Super Kings scored 189 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs, in reply MI Cape Town team was reduced to 113 runs in 17.5 overs. The MI Cape Town team is already out of the semi-final race and this match was not supposed to make much of an impact. Joburg Super Kings though has made its place in the last 4, the semi-finals.

MI Cape Town won the toss and elected to bowl first. Joburg Super Kings did not get off to a good start as both the openers were dismissed without opening their account. Captain Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks both batsmen returned to the pavilion for 12 runs.

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After this, Lewis de Ploy played a tremendous innings in the middle order. He played an unbeaten inning of 81 runs in just 48 balls with the help of 11 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Matthew Wade also scored 40 runs in 18 balls and due to that, the Super Kings team managed to score a big score of 189.

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Chasing the target, the MI Cape Town team kept losing their wickets at regular intervals and due to this, 4 players were dismissed for 55 runs. Dewald Brewis played an inning of 27 runs and was the highest run-scorer for the team.

Grant Roelfson also scored 21 runs but the rest of the batsmen were a complete flop and due to this MI team could not even play the entire over and were reduced to 113 runs. Kyle Simmonds and Gerald Coetzee took 3 wickets each for the Joburg Super Kings to give their team a resounding victory.

With that, it is now confirm that the Super Kings will finish 2nd in the points table behind Pretoria Capitals and will play them in the semi-final 1 of the tournament.

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