MI Cape Town registers victory in South Africa T20 League
Jos Buttler’s batting did not work for Paarl Royals
New Delhi. In the 16th match of the South Africa T20 League, Mumbai Indians franchise MI Cape Town and Rajasthan Royals team Paarl Royals were face to face. MI was led by Rashid Khan, while the Royals were commanded by David Miller. The Royals had to face defeat in this match. However, more than the defeat, the batting of England’s white ball team captain Jos Buttler, who is included in the Royals team, is being discussed.
David Miller won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Royals bowlers proved the captain’s decision right and sent MI’s 3 batters back to the pavilion for 9 runs. It also included the wickets of Dewald Brewis and Sam Karan. After this, Grant Roelofsen and Rasi van der handled Mumbai’s innings. Rasi scored 49 runs in 42 balls with the help of 4 fours and a six. At the same time, Grant scored 34 runs in 30 balls by hitting 3 fours. MI gave a target of 143 runs to win the Royals.
Butler stood and the team lost
For the Royals, the pair of Jos Buttler and Jason Roy came out to open. Both the players are famous for their explosive batting. However, the opposite view was seen in this match. Jason got out after scoring 4 runs in 8 balls. Like MI, the Royals also suffered initial setbacks and lost their 4 wickets for 30 runs. Butler came under pressure due to the fall of wickets. He thought it appropriate to stay on the wicket instead of playing aggressively. The Royals team could only score 129 runs losing 6 wickets in the stipulated overs. Butler was dismissed in the 19th over as the sixth wicket. He scored 68 runs in 58 balls at a strike rate of 117. Not a single six was included in this. Due to the slow innings of Butler, the Royals team lost the match by 13 runs. Rashid Khan bowled tight and took one wicket for 16 runs in 4 overs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 22, 2023, 12:21 IST