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Malan, Steyn help Blitz maintain an unbeaten run
Mzansi Super League

Malan, Steyn help Blitz maintain an unbeaten run

Ball-by-ball clips & scorecard: Cape Town Blitz v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants - Match 7 - Cape Town

The Cape Town Blitz continued their decent run in the Mzansi Super League after strong performances by Janneman Malan and Dale Steyn helped them make it three wins from three thanks to a 12-run D/L triumph over the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in Cape Town.

Janneman Malan top-scored for the Blitz with 57 off 39 balls, while Steyn was impressive with the ball in his hand with figures of two for 21 in four overs.

Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan put on 41 for the first wicket, before the South African gloveman falling to Imran Tahir.

Andile Phehlukwayo was promoted up the order and he added 49 for the second wicket, before falling to Chris Morris.

Asif Ali then chipped in with 22 off 11 balls, while Behardien chipped in with 17 as the home side set 176 to win.

In reply, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants lost key openers Marco Marais and Jon-Jon Smuts early both to the pace of Steyn, before Ben Duckett and Heino Kuhn brought their side back into the game.

The partnership was interrupted by a brief floodlight delay just before their team could cross 50, prompting four overs to be lost and the target revised to 145.

With the required rate up to 14 runs per over, the pair shift gears, and after Duckett fell, Kuhn looked set to take charge.

But he was unfortunately run out when Malusi Siboto deflected a Christiaan Jonker shot onto the stumps, which seemingly proved critical - prior to his dismissal the equation was reduced to 43 off 20 balls.

With the pressure of the scoreboard building, the Giants were left stranded on 132 for six for a first loss of the campaign.

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