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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Knights vs KwaZulu-Natal Inland – CSA Provincial T20 Match 9

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The 9th T20 of the CSA Provincial T20 Knock-out competition will take place between Knights and KwaZulu-Natal Inland at the Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein.

Live Scores and Stats - Knights vs KwaZulu-Natal Inland – CSA Provincial T20 Match 9

 

Current Form Knights:

 

Knights have won their last game against Titans comfortably by 6 wickets.

Titans batted first and got off to a very slow start as Dean Elgar along with Neil Brand were busy taking singles and doubles rather than looking for boundaries in the powerplay. The run rate pressure resulted in quick wickets. At one point, Titans were 103 for 5 in 17 overs. In the last 3 overs, Sibonelo Makhanya played an important role in taking the score past 140 to 143 for 8 in 20 overs. For Knights, Migael Pretorius picked up 3 wickets in his spell.

 

Chasing 143, Knights lost the first wicket in the first over itself. Phangiso bowled an extremely good first over and all of a sudden Knights looked to be under pressure. This is when Rilee Rossouw arrived at the crease and took the control of the game. He partnered with Jacques Snyman for a brilliant 2nd wicket partnership to bring Knights back into the game. Russouw kept counter attacking and did not let the opposition sit on his head. He remained unbeaten at 73 off 51 balls to take his team home by 6 wickets.

 

Current Form KwaZulu-Natal Inland:

 

KwaZulu-Natal Inland have won their last match against Mpumalanga by 7 wickets.

Mpumalanga batted first and lost Alexander Kok early on in the innings. Post his dismissal, Rubin Hermann and Brian Koto tried to revive the proceedings with a partnership of 41 runs. Once this partnership was broken, Mpumalanga middle order did not show any resistance to the bowlers and gifted their wickets. In the end, Mpumalanga could only get to a modest total of 112 for 8 in 20 overs. For KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Kyle Nipper picked up 2 wickets for just 18 runs in his 4 over spell.

 

Chasing 112, Cameron Delport provided his team a charismatic start and smashed 20 runs off the first over. He set the tone for the chase with his aggression in the first over. He continued to take the attack to the bowlers throughout the powerplay overs and got KwaZulu-Natal Inland in a commanding position. He remained unbeaten at 72 off 39 balls to take his team home by 7 wickets with 7 overs to spare.

 

Let’s have a look at the squads:

 

Knights- Mbulelo Budaza, Gerald Coetzee, Patrick Kruger, Wandile Makwetu, Migael Pretorius, Jacques Snyman, Pite van Biljon, Raynard van Tonder, Farhaan Behardien, Patrick Botha, Matthew Kleinveldt, Gregory Mohlokwana, Mangaliso Mosehle, Alfred Mothoa, Dilivio Ridgaard, Nealan van Heerden, Rilee Rossouw 

 

KwaZulu-Natal Inland: Cameron Delport, Tshepang Dithole, Keith Dudgeon, Michael Erlank, Tian Koekemoer, Kurtlyn Mannikam, Andile Mogakane, Thula Ngcobo, Zac Paruk, Luke Schlemmer, Cameron Shekleton.

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Knights

Who will win? Knights

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rilee Russouw (Knights), Cameron Delport (KwaZulu-Natal Inland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Migael Pretorius (Knights), Kyle Nipper (KwaZulu-Natal Inland)

 Most Sixes – Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Cameron Delport (KwaZulu-Natal Inland)

 Player of the Match- Rilee Russouw (Knights)

Team Scores Batting first – Knights 160+, KwaZulu-Natal Inland 150+

Match Handicap: Knights

 

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