Gaut­eng bowlers beat WP... with bat!

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - THEO GARRUN

GAUT­ENG beat Western Prov­ince in dra­matic fash­ion in the un­of­fi­cial fi­nal of the Khaya Ma­jola Week in Dur­ban yes­ter­day.

Chas­ing 250 to win, at 189/8 Gaut­eng looked dead and buried. But then bowlers Jayden Broodryk and Kag­iso Rabada came to­gether and put on an un­beaten 53-run part­ner­ship to win the game with 1.1 overs to spare.

Rabada had a good all-round game – he re­moved the dan­ger­ous Clyde For­tuin for a duck in Prov­ince’s in­nings and fin­ished with fig­ures of 2/30 in his 10 overs – but it was his feat with the bat that re­ally caught the eye. He ro­tated the strike ef­fec­tively, giv­ing Broodryk most of the bat­ting, but still man­aged to hit one four and three sixes, in­clud­ing a mighty blow to win the game.

Grant Roelofsen’s good week con­tin­ued – he made 63 for Gaut­eng to go with his 99 on Thurs­day. He made a to­tal of 226 runs, at an av­er­age of 56.5, to fin­ish on top of the run-scor­ing ta­ble.

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