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De Kock hundred sets up thumping win for Blitz
Mzansi Super League

De Kock hundred sets up thumping win for Blitz

Ball-by-ball clips & scorecard: Tshwane Spartans v Cape Town Blitz - Match 17 - Centurion

A sparkling century by Quinton de Kock lifted the Cape Town Blitz from the midst of a slump to set up a bonus-point 60-run Mzansi Super League win in Centurion against Tshwane Spartans.

The Proteas opener dazzled the crowd with his 108 off 55 balls – his fourth Twenty20 ton – to set-up a competitive total of 173.

The home side then struggled in their reply, bundling out for 112 all out with three wickets apiece by Mohammad Nawaz (3/14) and Nandre Burger (3/19).

The South Africa wicketkeeper initially shared in an opening stand of 83 from 8.5 overs with Janneman Malan, the only other batsmen in the visitors’ innings to reach double figures after he made 34.

The log leaders then lost their next eight wickets for only 17 runs, although De Kock was the fortunate one to survive the collapse.

He then found an able partner in Malusi Siboto (nine not out) as the pair took the score from 101 for eight to 158 – a key 57-run stand.

Blitz eventually ended on 172 for nine as Williams, Bosch and Jeevan Mendis ended with two wickets each.

The chase was a disappointing one for the home side, especially after the first two wickets fell. Top-scorer Dean Elgar (37) and Gihahn Cloete (16) opened up with 29, before the former and Theunis de Bruyn (10) carried the score to 64 for one in the ninth over.

But it all went wrong from there with Nawaz getting the breakthrough, before Siboto (2/14) got the key wicket of AB de Villiers for seven.

Wickets continued to fall regularly as the Spartans were rolled over with 10 balls to spare, the result leaving them second bottom on the table.

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