Friday, January 6, 2017
KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Match 1
Yesterday, as a curtain raiser to the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup, the KFC Mini-Cricket Kids from Kimberley Islamic School, took on the Proteas in the first game of the 2016/17 KFC Mini-Cricket Kids vs Proteas Tour.
The match was one of the most closely contested in the history of the tour with the Proteas finally winning the game by 2 runs.
The KFC Mini-Cricket Kids won the toss and sent the Proteas team, consisting of, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Aaron Phangiso, Hashim Amla, Wayne Parnel, Dwain Pretorius and Moseline Daniels, into bat.
The Proteas put on a reasonable score of 63 thanks to a couple of big shots from Kagiso Rabada.
The kids were always in the game but never ahead of the Proteas in the run chase. The game came down to the last three very exciting balls of Hashim Amla’s bowling.
Hashim Amla bowled the last over with the kids needing very few runs to win. Hashim initially bowled well and the kids needed to get 12 runs off the last three balls.
Hashim bowled a no-ball and due to a midfield behind the stumps, the kids managed to run an extra 5 runs.
With two balls to go the kids needed 3 to win and Hashim managed, to the relief of the rest of his team, to bowl two dot balls to win the game.