Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Mpumalanga vs Knights – CSA Provincial T20 Match 12
The 12th T20 of the CSA Provincial T20 Knock-out competition will take place between Mpumalanga and Knights at the Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein.
Current Form Mpumalanga:
Mpumalanga have lost their last rain affected encounter against Titans by 9 runs.
The match was first reduced to 17 overs a side and then 7 overs a side due to rain. Titans batted first and scored 60 for 6. The lower middle order including Sibonelo Makhanya performed superbly that led Titans touch the 60 run mark.
The target set by Titans looked to be competitive but the Mpumalanga openers gave their team a brilliant start. Alexander Kok and Rubin Hermann 39 runs for the first wicket partnership in 3 overs. With Mpumalanga needing just 22 to win off 18 balls, Aaron Phangiso was introduced to the attack. He changed the game completely and bowled a terrific spell of 2 overs giving away just 10 runs and picking up 2 important wickets. On the back of his brilliance, Titans were able to win the match by 9 runs.
Current Form Knights:
Knights won their last match against KwaZulu-Natal Inland by 34 runs.
Knights batted first and lost the first wicket for 5 runs. Then came Rilee Rossouw and smashed a six and a boundary off the first two balls he faced. However, he lost two more partners in the powerplay overs and the score was down to 35 for 3. Then, Behardien and Rossouw struck a 4th wicket partnership of 81 runs to take the game away from KwaZulu-Natal Inland. In the end, Knights managed an above par total of 154 for 5 in 20 overs.
Chasing 154, the last match hero Cameron Delport fell early on after smashing a few to the boundary ropes. After his dismissal, the other batters simply seemed to be surrendering their arms to the opposition. Kyle Nipper made a good contribution of 23 but it was not enough as they were bowled out for 120, losing the match by 34 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Mpumalanga: Glen Adams, Yassar Cook, Rubin Hermann, Jon Hinrichsen, Luvuyo Knese, Alexander Kok, Tumelo Koto, Liam Peters, Blake Schraader, Benjamin van Niekerk, Bamanye Xenxe.
Knights: Rilee Rossouw, 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.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Knights
Who will win? Knights
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Alexander Kok (Mpumalanga), Rilee Rossouw (Knights)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Blake Schraader (Mpumalanga), Migael Pretorius (Knights)
Most Sixes – Alexander Kok (Mpumalanga), Rilee Rossouw (Knights)
Player of the Match- Rilee Rossouw (Knights)
Team Scores Batting first – Mpumalanga 120+, Knights 155+
Match Handicap: Knights
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