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Match 5 – GPCL: South African Emeralds thumps Irish Olives in a comfortable chase

The match no. 5 sees South African Emeralds locking horns with Irish Olives. The Irish won the toss and opted to bat first. Olives were on fire in the Powerplay thanks to Mackay, who scored 33 out of the total 35 in the first 3 overs.

Durness Mackay was firing all over the ground and as a result Irish Olives finished the Powerplay on a strong note with Mackay scoring around 90% of the runs.

After 6 overs Irish Olive stood at 58 for 0., Mackay 47 (28) & Adey 4 (7).

Meanwhile, the South African's were looking for a wicket and they were succefully able to break the opening partnership. After a poor bowling performance in the PowerPlay South African Emeralds got their first breakthrough thanks to Gregory, who sent Adey back to pavilion for just 15 runs. Thus, after 8 overs Irish Olives stands at 71 for 1.

The scoring rate took a dig after Mackay's departure (scoring 61 of 35 balls). With the help of Grobbelaar, South African's were able to comeback in the contest as took 2 quick wickets. But was unable to complete his hat-trick.

After a quick fall of wickets, Ruhan and Lloyd stick on the crease to retreat Irish Olives innings. As after 10 overs Irish Olives stands at 84 for 3. Skipper Ruhan and Lloyd build a steady partnership of 37 from 37and after 15 overs the scorecard read as 115 for 3.

After a strong start, Irish Olives were restricted to Just 158-6

Ruhan (Scoring 52 of 37) played the captain's knock helping Irish Olives to achieve a fighting total.

While for the Emeralds Gregory, Cameron, and Robert, each took a wicket each and Grobbelaar ended with 2 in his bag.

South African Emeralds started the chase as if they wanted to finish the match in 10 overs. The Emeralds struck 62 runs in the first 4 overs with Robert approaching his half century. The opening duo looked dangerous and the Irish Olives bowlers were thrashed out of the park as after the powerplay the scoor stood at 77 for 0.

Irish bowlers were really hoping to get a ray of luck to turn their way. Thus, it eventually happened in the 10th over when Pavan took a wicket via wide ball. Robert and Waseem's 90 runs partnership came to an end with a stumping.

Soon after Waseem's departure, Robert to followed him scoring 69 of just 33 deliveries. But the damage was done until the opening pair was back in the pavilion.

After 14 overs it was almost a run-a-ball game for the South African Emeralds as they required 38 runs of 36 balls. At the at it was quite a comfortable chase for the Africans.

As South African Emeralds successfully chased down 159 and defeated Irish Olives by 7 wickets and 11 balls spare.


  • Released : 04-Oct-2022


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