Twitter Reactions: Durban Heat bag consolation win against table toppers
Durban Heat registered their second win of the season.
Published - Dec 10, 2018 10:35 am | Updated - Dec 10, 2018 10:35 am
It was a clash of extreme ends when the Cape Town Blitz took on the Durban Heat in an inconsequential league game of the ongoing Mzansi Super League. While the Blitz stood firmly at the top of the points table, the Heat certainly looked grim at the bottom. Coming into the game, neither of the two sides had anything significant to lose.
However, considering the bigger picture, the Cape Town Blitz eyed momentum going into the finals, and the Heat had their pride to play for. In the match, Durban Heat managed to keep their heads high and beat the Blitz by 6 wickets to secure only their second win of the season.
QDK continues his sublime form
Having won the toss, Cape Town Blitz opted to bat first. Their opener, Quinton de Kock, continued his stellar run of form. QDK looked in sublime touch as he took the attack to the opposition right from the very first over, despite having lost Janneman Malan and Dawid Malan at the other end with only 12 runs on the board.
The wickets kept perishing from the other end, but that had QDK unfazed. He hammered as unbeaten 86 off just 55 deliveries with 9 fours and 3 sixes to his name. His efforts helped Cape Town Blitz post a decent 161/6 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Zondo, Van Wyk anchor the run chase
The Durban Heat had contrasting fortunes with the bat in the match. While the Blitz had struggled to get their act going with the bat, save Quinny de Kock, the Heat found stable heads to anchor the run chase on the day.
Sarel Erwee and Hashim Amla perished cheaply to have the Heat reduced to 39/2 in just over 6 overs. Veteran Morne van Wyk and Khaya Zondo then stitched a handy 79 run stand for the third wicket to parade along the run chase. Both the batsmen notched up their fifties to keep their side in the chase. While Zondo scored 67 (42), van Wyk managed to score 56 (48). Towards the end, a lusty blow from David Miller sealed the fate of the game and the Heat registered a comprehensive 6 wicket win.
Here is how the Twitterverse reacted to the game:
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— Mzansi Super League 🔥 🇿🇦 🏏 (@MSL_T20) December 9, 2018
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) December 9, 2018
back to back switch hit sixes to de kock #MSLT20
— Ishara Isuru 🏏⚽️🏉 (@Ishisuru1) December 9, 2018
I hope the Proteas are taking Hendricks, de Kock and Markram to the world cup.
— Rena (@Renaleona_T) December 9, 2018
Looks like RCB's fate never support its franchise. 10 years in the making,two best batsmen in the world, so close to the trophy but everyyear they have to wait.They sold quinton de kock to MI and now he is smashing the ball all over in MSL. Bad luck continues! @cricbuzz #RCB
— Taha Haidery (@taha_haidery) December 7, 2018
RCB released quinton de kock and now he is in full flow as the second leading run scorer in mzansi super league. Oh poor RCB's fate. Those players perform so well who are just released from rcb's squad. #RCB @bhogleharsha @SPNSportsIndia @StarSportsIndia @cricbuzz @ICC
— Taha Haidery (@taha_haidery) December 9, 2018
De Kock is talented #MzansiSuperleague
— Tatenda (@tatenda_abel) December 9, 2018
Quinton de kock is in bloody insane form.
— Fahmi Riyaz (@fahmi_riyaz) December 9, 2018
Quinton de Kock 👏👏👏#MSLT20
— ndi_takilufhugu (@takalanilufhugu) December 9, 2018
— Akhi (@akhilakhi01) December 9, 2018