29th Jan, 2024

MICTvJSK report: Rain, DLS and a rampant Faf turn out to be our nemesis, again!

By MI Cape Town Media

No, no, noooo. Exactly what we didn’t want. Rain, the DLS, a wet outfield, conditions and the equation completely against us, and then Faf du Plessis and Leus du Plooy in the mood. 

A good platform set, only for the rain to intervene

Our openers found their groove again, with a measured 31-run stand in 4.3 overs, setting the stage for a big final assault. Sadly, the heavens opened up at the stroke of the sixth over, and refused to stop for two hours straight. And then by the time the groundsmen could mop the outfield, the match ended up being reduced to an eight-overs-per-side contest. 

Skipper Polly to the rescue, like only he can

4, 6, 0, 1, 6, 0, 2, 2, 6, 6 – 10 balls | 33 runs from Kieron Pollard’s bat post the rain, and suddenly MI Cape Town were lifted to 80 in their eight overs, with a DLS total of 98 to play with. Not the best you could ask for on a soggy outfield and with a soaking ball to play with, but at least, this was something to play with. 

Du Plessis and du Plooy go on a six-hitting spree

It was almost as if they were competing with Polly, and well, they won it. Faf’s 20-ball 50 and Leus’ 14-ball 41 took them home in a hurry, with a bonus point as well. 

So what this means is that we simply have to win our next two games, and win them big. We might need a bit of luck from some of the others as well. We know it’s been hard, but our favourite buzzword in the MI #OneFamily – BELIEVE – is what is need. All it takes is one game to turn things around, and when they do, when we get the W against our name, we will be unstoppable! 


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