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SA20 Match 21: Buttler half century sees Royals to win

Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals, 21st Match
Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals, 21st Match
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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.

Match Summary

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

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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.

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Match Stats

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)

Playing XI

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

Match Details

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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