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Davids, bowlers deliver 32-run win for Rocks in rain-marred game
Mzansi Super League

Davids, bowlers deliver 32-run win for Rocks in rain-marred game

Ball-by-ball clips & scorecard: Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks - Match 14 - Durban

Paarl Rocks bettered Durban Heat by 32 runs on the D/L method to secure a bonus-point victory in their rain-marred Mzansi Super League encounter on Wednesday.

With rain disrupting proceedings, the contest was reduced to nine overs per team. The Rocks had posted 98/2 in the nine overs, but the target was later revised to 113. The Heat could only accumulate 80/6 in their nine overs.

Heat were never in the run-chase after being reduced to 6/2 in the first over of the chase with left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin doing the damage continuing with the double dismissal of Hashim Amla (0) and Temba Bavuma (4).

David Miller produced a little cameo with his 22 off 11 balls but could not get his side over the line.

Openers Henry Davids and Aiden Markram had to switch gears as had moved to 15/0 after two overs when the players left the field for the first time. When play resumed after a short while, the innings was reduced to 18 overs with the batting pair seemingly unfazed by the disruptions, though, racing along to 47/0 after 5.3 overs when the play was halted yet again.

The umpires were forced to halt the entertainment once more before they returned for the final time.

With only 4.3 overs remaining in their innings, Davids decided to launch an assault on the opposition. He motored to 46 off only 25 balls to be adjudged player of the match, striking two delightful sixes over extra cover off Marchant de Lange.

Aiden Markram (29 off 20 balls), captain Faf du Plessis (15 not out off 6 balls) and Mangaliso Mosehle (7 off 3 balls) continued the onslaught as the score was too much for the opposition.