Twitter Reactions: Senuran Muthusamy, Will Jacks shine as Pretoria Capitals clinch comfortable win

Durban's Super Giants were dismissed cheaply for 81 runs before the Capitals chased it down with ease.

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The game between Durban’s Super Giants and Pretoria Capitals was highly anticipated to be a thrilling encounter, but the hosts were handed a humiliating defeat. When the two sides locked horns at Kingsmead in Durban in the 15th match of the SA20 League, the Wayne Parnell-led Capitals put up a dominant performance to clinch their fourth win of the season.

Super Giants skipper Quinton de Kock won the toss and elected to bat first. His decision backfired, quite literally, as the team was skittled out after scoring mere 81 runs. Heinrich Klaasen was the only batter who managed to put up a decent score as he played a 24-ball 31-run knock, but all other batters failed to impress as the hosts finished at 81/10 in 18.1 overs.

Capitals’ bowlers were at their best, as they put forth one of their finest performances of the season so far. Senuran Muthusamy, who was playing his first game, picked up three big wickets and put up an impressive show. Skipper Parnell, Eathan Bosch, and Anrich Nortje finished with two wickets each while Adil Rashid managed to add a wicket to his name.

Capitals survive early blow to end on a high note

Pretoria Capitals were handed a major blow at the start of their chase as opening batter Phil Salt was sent packing for a golden duck on the very first delivery of the innings. Phil Salt tried to go for an aerial shot off Kyle Mayers’ very first delivery but was caught on mid-off. Theunis de Bruyn survived a dismissal scare not just once, but twice as he entered the crease as the first over saw all the drama.

It was then a Will Jacks show thereon. He took the opposition bowlers for a ride and notched up a magnificent half-century. His 25-ball 56-run knock included five fours and four sixes as he batted at a strike rate of 224. He was dismissed on the final ball of the seventh over but covered a major chunk of the chase before walking off.

Theunis de Bruyn scored the winning runs for the Pretoria Capitals as he finished things off with a boundary. Pretoria Capitals bagged a very comfortable eight-wicket win, and they continue to dominate the top spot in the points table while having bettered their numbers.

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