SA20 Match 21: Buttler half century sees Royals to win
After Sunrisers Eastern Cape struggled with the bat, it was the same story with the ball as Jos Buttler's half century saw Paarl Royals to a 5 wicket win today.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals, 21st Match, SA20
Sunrisers Eastern Cape 130/7 (20 ov)
Paarl Royals 131/5 (18.5 ov)
Result - Paarl Royals won by 5 wickets
It was a nightmare start for Sunrisers Eastern Cape as both openers were gone for 4, Bjorn Fortuin (1/25) and Evan Jones (2/27) getting the better of them.
JJ Smuts (65) smashed 9 Fours to get them back into it, unfortunately for him wickets were tumbling around him, Andile Phehlukwayo (2/26) taking some control back.
Eastern Cape went in at 130, a difficult score to defend, but it was now over to their bowlers.
Jos Buttler (51) added an important half century to get Paarl Royals on their way, David Miller (37*) seeing out the innings and Royals to a 5 wicket win.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Adam Rossington - 0.5 ov), 2-30 (Jordan Hermann - 5.4 ov), 3-74 (Aiden Markram - 12.2 ov), 4-102 (JJ Smuts - 15.3 ov), 5-113 (Tristan Stubbs - 17.5 ov), 6-116 (James Fuller - 18.4 ov), 7-124 (Marco Jansen - 19.3 ov)
Paarl Royals Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Jason Roy - 5.5 ov), 2-49 (Wihan Lubbe - 6.4 ov), 3-72 (Mitchell Van Buuren - 11.2 ov), 4-80 (Jos Buttler - 12.5 ov), 5-91 (Andile Phehlukwayo - 14.2 ov)
Sunrisers Eastern Cape - Adam Rossington(WK), Jordan Hermann, Sarel Erwee, JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram(C), Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, James Fuller, Roelof van der Merwe, Brydon Carse, Sisanda Magala
Paarl Royals - Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(WK), Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas, David Miller(C), Mitchell Van Buuren, Evan Jones, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Date - Tuesday, January 24, 2023 11:30
Venue - St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth
Toss - Sunrisers Eastern Cape won the toss & elected to bat
Umpires - Brad White (South Africa), Siphelele Gasa (South Africa), Arno Jacobs (South Africa
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