Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gauteng beat Western Province in the thrilling main game of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week

Gauteng turned around their misfortune of last year’s Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week, where they lost to Western Province in the unofficial final, by beating them by two wickets this time around.

The game was a thriller. Province made 250 runs and then had Gauteng in all sorts of trouble, at 189/8. Lower order batsmen Jayden Broodryk and Kagiso Rabada then came together and produced a dramatic 53-run unbeaten stand to reach the target with seven balls to spare.

Broodryk was 38 not out in the end, off 25 balls and Rabada 35 not out off 17 balls, which included one four and four sixes. Rabada brought the proceedings to a close with a mighty six.

Grant Roelofsen laid the foundation for Gauteng with a solid 63. He has scored runs in all his innings in the week and totalled 226, at an average of 56.5 to be the top scorer of the tournament.

The win meant that Gauteng were one of just two teams two come out of the week unbeaten, along with Namibia.

There were two hundred on the final day. Eastern Province’s Bradley Bopp made 101, off 104 balls, with 13 fours and four sixes in his side’s win over Border, and Danie Rossouw was 107 not out for Northerns, off 150 balls, with 11 fours and one six against KwaZulu-Natal.

The best bowling figures of the final day came from SWD’s Richard Maree, who took 6/28 against Limpopo. Maree was the top wicket-taker at the week, with 16.

Eastern Province vs Border
Eastern Province 254 (Bopp 101, Petersen 35, Elembi 4/75, Langa 3/30) Border 141 (Ferreira 32, Bopp 3/10) Eastern Province won by 113 runs

Easterns vs Mpumalanga
Easterns 219 (Germishuizen 73, Snyman 43, Corlenius 2/25) Mpumalanga 126 (Simelane 4/15, Mkhondwane 2/18) Easterns won by 93 runs

Free State vs Griqualand West
Free State 219/ 3 (Olivier 91*, Ntshona 46*, du Plessis 36) Griqualand West 167 (Brits 43, Kruger 39*, Heilbron 3/34) Free State won by 52 runs

North West vs KZN Inland
North West 87 (Oldfield 4/22, Elliot 2/9) KZN Inland 88/4 (Oldfield 33*, van Wymeersch 28, Weyers 4/20) KZN Inland won by 6 wickets

KZN vs Northerns
KZN 223/8 (Oakes 75, Naidoo 33, Melton 2/59) Northerns 227/4 (Rossouw 107*, Bruwer 44*, Phehlukwayo 2/2/33) Northerns won by 6 wickets

SWD vs Limpopo
SWD 117 (Human 4/29, Apea-Abu 2/22) Limpopo 37 (Maree 2/28, Roelfse 3/8) SWD won by 80 runs

Namibia vs Boland
Namibia 158 (Kruger 44, Erasmus 46, Botha 3/28) Boland 142 (Botha 58, Wessells 4/14, Snyman 3/28) Namibia won by 16 runs

Western Province vs Gauteng
Western Province 250/7 (Wheeler 62*, Strydom 45, Hamaza 41, Rabada 2/30, Dudgeon 2/53) Gauteng 254/8 (Roelofsen 63, Broodryk 38*, Rabada 35*, Galiem 2/41, Mona 2/55) Gauteng won by 2 wickets with 7 balls to spare

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