Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat the Tshwane Spartans by seven runs

Key for the Spartans’ cause with the ball was Sri Lankan import and spinner Jeewan Mendis with figures of 4/22 and at some stage he was on a hat-trick after successive wickets of Second and Magala in the 16th over.

The other important contributors for the Spartans during their bowling were impressive youngster Lutho Sipamla‚ who ended his shift on 3/29 after four overs‚ while Corbin Bosch and veteran Robbie Frylinck claimed one scalp each.

Earlier in the game‚ visiting captain Jon-Jon Smuts was the first wicket to fall on the day having contributed only 19 runs after he was bowled by Corbin Bosch and was caught by Sean Williams.

Duckett followed his skipper a few overs when he was stumped by Cloete from the bowling of Mendis.

Lubbe did not last long on the crease as he was caught by Dean Elgar from the bowling of Robbie Frylinck and the Giants collapse continued with quick wickets of Christiaan Jonker (5)‚ Marco Marais (47)‚ Second (26).

Magala (0)‚ Chris Morris (13) and Imran Tahir (0) were the last three wickets to fall for the Giants as they reached 139 in the 20 overs.

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