At the commencement of the last day, Border needed 270 runs to win the match with 10 wickets in hand. Superb bowling of WP’s fast bowler, Brendan Young who took 4 crucial wickets for 38 runs to finish with match figures of 5/80 and was assisted by left-arm medium bowler Mpilo Njoloza who took another three wickets in the second innings to finish with match figures of 6/108 restricted the home side to 193 in 50.5 overs.
The 88-run fifth wicket partnership between Somila Seyibokwe (43) and Marco Marais (51) wasn’t enough to secure home victory as their top and middle order batters failed to construct solid partnerships in the beginning and later part of their innings when needed.
The two teams play each other one last time in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge at Buffalo Park, East London on Sunday 01 November 2015.
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