CSA Provincial T20 Cup 2022 Round-up: October 1

image-l8qfk6cl Mpumalanga secured a thrilling victory (PC: Twitter)

The CSA Provincial T20 Cup 2022 witnessed two matches being taken place, while the other two were washed out. Here's a brief report on the action that transpired in Pietermaritzburg. 

Easterns vs Mpumalanga

Batting first, Eastern's opener Nhlanhla Mashigo (12) could not provide a notable contribution. However, Danie Rossouw (24) and Juan Lubbe (54) were clinical to provide a stable platform for the middle-order. Then, Matthew Arnold provided a late flourish with 48 off 28 balls to power Easterns to a total of 173. 

In response, Yassar Cook (50) and Tumi Koto (24) added 73 runs for the first wicket in a matter of seven overs. Afterwards, Rubin Hermann (39) and Martin Dlamini (23) were the key contributors as Mpumalanga secured a victory on the last ball. 

Brief Scores: 

Easterns- 173/5 (20)

Juan Lubbe 54 (37), Matthew Arnold 48 (28);
Jon Hinrichsen 1/25, Thula Ngcobo 1/27

Mpumalanga- 174/8 (20)

Yassar Cook 50 (30), Tumi Koto 24 (14);
Matthew Arnold 3/28, Shane Dadswell 2/34

Result: Mpumalanga won by 2 wickets

Kwazulu-Natal-Inland vs South Africa Under-19

U19 team batted first, and got a superb start with Ronan Hermann (24) and Meeka-eel Prince (45). The duo added 61 runs in seven overs, and set a launch pad for the batters arriving at the crease. 

However, Dewan Marais (23) and Richard Seletswane (19) were the top-scorers as they posted 150 on the board.

Then, the KwaZulu-Natal Inland team were rocked by the double strike of their skipper Michael Erlank and Andile Mokgakane, which evaded them of a positive start. Malcolm Nofal (54) and Thamsanqa Kumalo (33) tried well, but the U19 team prevailed by 15 runs. 

Brief Scores:

South Africa Under-19s - 150/7 (20)

Meeka-eel Prince 45 (37), Ronan Hermann 24 (19);
Andile Mokgakane 2/6, Stefan Tait 2/32

KwaZulu-Natal Inland- 135/10 (19.3)

Malcolm Nofal 54 (34), Thamsanqa Kumalo 33 (35);
Matthew Boast 3/22, Liam Alder 3/26

Result: South Africa U19 won by 15 runs

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