Draw, loss for SWD Cricket in Pietermaritzburg

Gurshwin Rabie
Gurshwin Rabie

After five matches SWD is still without a victory in the shorter format of the game after yet another disappointing performance in the Twenty20 competition. SWD, who travelled to Pietermaritzburg the past weekend, lost by 4 wickets against KZN Inland in the T20 match after a credible draw in the three day match.

In the three day match, SWD were in a commanding position at tea time with the home side battling at 126/6 – chasing 253, when bad light had the final say in a match where more than 50 overs were lost due to bad light and rain. SWD, who posted 172 in their first innings, gain a lead of 10 runs on the first innings after they dismissed KZN for 162. The debutant Niel Hornbuckle made 34 whilst Lonwabo Rodolo (4/35) and Gurshwin Rabie (3/51) were the backbone of the SWD bowling attack. In the second innings SWD declared at 242/7 thanks to solid contributions by Sammy-Joe Avontuur (78) and Pieter Stuurman (65). Lyndon Volkwyn (2/20) and Rabie (2/42) both bagged two KZN wickets in the second innings.

In the T20 match SWD, with only Hornbuckle (39) that impressed, only managed to score 101/9 where after KZN Inland (102/6) scored the winning runs with five balls to spare to record a 4 wickets victory. Luthando Mnyanda (4/21 in four overs) excelled with the ball.

The summarized score sheets are:

Three Day

SWD 1st innings 172 (Niel Hornbuckle 34, Brendon Louw 30, Luthando Mnyanda 22, Erinn Ewerts 22, Sibonelo Mthimkhulu 3/26, Abdul H Razak 3/29, Graham Hume 2/37)
KZN Inland 1st innings 162 (Sarel Erwee 43, Matthew Pillans 41*, Graham Hume 22, Lonwabo Rodolo 4/35, Gurshwin Rabie 3/51, Lyndon Volkwyn 2/56)
SWD 2nd Innings 242/7 (Sammy-Joe Avontuur 78, Pieter Stuurman 65, Erinn Ewerts 28, Graham Hume 3/31, Abdul Razak 2/54)
KZN Inland 2nd Innings 124/6 (Sarel Erwee 55*, Suhail Razack 38, Lyndon Volkwyn 2/20, Gurshwin Rabie 2/42) Match drawn


SWD 101/9 (Niel Hornbuckle 39, Sibonelo Mthimkhulu 3/12, Abdul Razak 3/19) KZN Inland 102/6 (Imraan Khan 22, Luthando Mnyanda 4/21) KZN Inland won by 4 wickets

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