The sixth match of the inaugural season of SA20 will be played between Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape in Centurion. The first-ever SA20 rematch will be played less than 48 hours after their first contest against each other. Having faced each other in Gqeberha on Thursday, Capitals had emerged as the winners after successfully defending 194 runs in a night encounter.
While wicket-keeper batter Phil Salt, captain Wayne Parnell and fast bowler Anrich Nortje had powered the team to a victory at the St George’s Park on the day before yesterday, it will be interesting how specialist batters Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw and Theunis de Bruyn perform in an afternoon contest today.
Eastern Cape, on the other hand, have a lot of scope for improvement especially in the bowling department in their pursuit of a maiden victory on the second double-header day of the tournament.
Super Sport Park Centurion T20 records
Highest T20 run-scorers at this venue are Albie Morkel (895), Farhaan Behardien (875), AB de Villiers (756), Henry Davids (709) and Jacques Rudoplh (598). A list of best batters at this venue among active cricketers has been provided below:
|Quinton de Kock||13||525||108*||43.75||156.25|
|Roelof van der Merwe||33||424||70||22.32||122.9|
Highest wicket-takers in Centurion T20s are Albie Morkel (47), Roelof van der Merwe (34), Ethy Mbhalati (27), Alfonso Thomas (23) and Chris Morris (21). Best bowlers at this stadium among active cricketers:
|Roelof van der Merwe||33||34||20.82||7.15||17.47|
Highest innings totals in Centurion T20s
SuperSport Park, which is all in readiness of hosting a T20 after 21 months, has been witness to quite a few innings totals in excess of 200 in this format. In fact, three of those instances have come in successful run-chases as well. Hence, don’t be surprised to see a high-scoring match on a Saturday afternoon.
It is noteworthy that the above mentioned fifth-highest innings total is also the highest successful T20 run-chase at this stadium.