Nelson Mandela Bay Giants managed to negotiate their way to a five-wicket win over the Jozi Stars in the second match of the Mzansi Super League (MSL).
Set a modest target of 125, the Giants crossed the line inside 18 overs with Rudi Second and Ryan McLaren on unbeaten scores of 15 and 10 runs respectively as they began their campaign on a positive note.
Giants started their chase with a scare as they lost JJ Smuts and Marco Marias without scoring inside four overs but they were able to recover with Ben Duckett and Heino Kuhn putting together a crucial partnership of 44 off 26 balls.
The star of the Giants batting innings was Duckett who fell in the 15th over from the bowling of Leie having scored 75 off 45 balls.
Before they took the bat, Giants managed to restrict Stars to 124/7 due to the efforts of Smuts, who claimed three wickets, and McLaren with two to his mane while Aaron Phangiso and Junior Dala returned with one each.
Ben Duckett was declared player of the match for his blistering knock.