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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

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


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.

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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