Western Province won the toss and elected to field first. SWD went in to bat and put on a good performance, scoring 181 for 4 in their given 20 overs. Ross McMillan scored a quick-fire 80 runs from 46 balls, hitting seven 4’s and six 6’s. During McMillan’s innings he was part of a 111 run partnership with Adrian McLaren and helped build SWD to a defendable score.
George Linde and Alistair Gray were the only bowlers to come away with wickets. Linde finished with 2 wickets for 36 runs off 4 overs and Gray took 1 wicket for 14 runs in only 2 overs. Gray was also part of the run out that got rid of Pieter Stuurman off the last over of SWD’s innings.
WP then went in to bat. Omphile Ramela and Alistair Gray opened the batting and started off with a solid 48 run partnership. Ramela was first to go off the bowling of Lyndon Volkwyn, having scored 30 runs from 20 balls. Andrew Puttick and Gray were quick to start building on the next partnership, getting a 60 run partnership between the two around the 2nd wicket. Gray went out in the 10th over of the game, with Ross McMillan taking the wicket. Gray scored 55 runs off 30 balls. Puttick stayed till the end hitting 18 runs off the second last over of the game and claiming a victory for the Western Province side.
Western Province is on top of the Coastal Pool, 5 points ahead of 2nd placed Border. The next game will be against KwaZulu-Natal Inland on the 2nd of March at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg.