Twitter reactions: Reeza Hendricks shines again as Jozi Stars register a thumping win

After registering a well-compiled 79 off 48 balls, Hendricks missed out on what could've been a memorable second hundred in two days.

Reeza Hendricks
Reeza Hendricks. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

It was just another day at the office for Reeza Hendricks, who made history a couple of days ago for Jozi Stars by becoming the first cricketer in MSL history to score a hundred. He once again chipped in with a scintillating knock as the Stars plundered past the star-studded Cape Town side to register their fourth win on the tournament.

T20 legend Chris Gayle failed to get going when the Stars batted first, but Hendricks continued his fine form with some delightful strokes. He established a 120-run partnership for the second wicket with Rassie van der Dussen and dominated this partnership with his aggressive approach.

After registering a well-compiled 79 off 48 balls, Hendricks missed out on what could’ve been a memorable third consecutive T20 hundred and second in two days. Despite losing a couple of quick wickets, they got a good late finish from the Aussie all-rounder Daniel Christian and Petrus van Biljon.

They registered 196 runs on the board losing just four wickets in their quota of 20 overs. Nandre Burger chipped in with a brace for the Blitz whilst Dale Steyn registered figures of 1/33.

Christian and Olivier dismantle the Blitz

They had some star-outlets in their side, but Cape Town failed to come anywhere close to the massive target set up by their opponents. The experienced Quinton de Kock fell very early and the likes of Farhan Behardien and Dawid Malan didn’t stick around for long.

The chief tormentors with the ball in the second innings were Dan Christian and Duanne Olivier, who didn’t let the middle order loosen up and take control. As a result, the required run-rate kept creeping towards the skyline. Kyle Verreynne showed some intent coming in at number six, but his exploits were way too short-lived.

As a result, Cape Town were bowled out for 146 runs with two balls remaining in their innings. Christian registered mind-boggling figures of 4/22 whilst Olivier returned with figures of 3/38. Another all-rounder Nono Pongolo picked up two wickets as well.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to this one-sided win: