MSL 2019: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat Jozi Stars by 24 runs in their opening game

Junior Dala was the star with the ball for Giants.

Heino Kuhn was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his 47-run knock | Getty

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Jozi Stars locked horns with each other in the fourth match of Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2019 at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth on Sunday (November 10).

Sent into bat first, Giants posted 167/7 in 20 overs with contributions from Farhaan Behardien (48 off 34 balls) and Heino Kuhn (47 off 37 balls).

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Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers for Stars, taking 2 for 27 in his 4 overs. Simon Harmer also claimed a couple of wickets by conceding 30 runs.

In reply, Stars lost Chris Gayle (18) early. Afterwards, the duo of Reeza Hendricks and skipper Temba Bavuma added 70 runs for the second wicket to put the team in a strong position.  

But as soon as Junior Dala dismissed Bavuma on 33, Jozi Stars’ middle-order fell apart. Dala also removed Rassie van der Dussen (17) while Imran Tahir and Chris Morris got rid of Hendricks (62 off 58 balls) and Daniel Christian (2) respectively.

Captain JJ Smuts (1/31) and Nandre Burger (0/25) too bowled well as the Giants managed to restrict Stars to 143/5 in 20 overs, securing a comprehensive 24-run victory.

Brief Scores:

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants - 167/7 in 20 overs (Farhaan Behardien 48; Kagiso Rabada 2/27) defeated Jozi Stars - 143/5 in 20 overs (Reeza Hendricks 62; Junior Dala 2/35) by 24 runs.


By Salman Anjum - 10 Nov, 2019

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