UMfolozi snatch victory off last ball
SPECTATORS were kept in anticipation to the last ball to determine a victor in a high scoring first division T20 match between Felixton and uMfolozi, played in Felixton last weekend.
The visiting team snatched a one run victory off the last ball of the game, after the umpire called a no-ball owing to Felixton having too many men outside the inner circle.
Felixton captain Guy Richardson won the toss and elected to bat first on the slow, flat batting track.
Richardson lead from the front with an injured hamstring, scoring 42 runs before going out.
He was backed up by opener Hugo Myburgh who managed 27 with the willow.
Man of the match, Phakamani Mthethwa came in towards the end of the innings and smashed 31 not out off 17 balls, guiding his side to 155/4 in their 20 overs.
Patrick Gregory lead the attack for the uMfolozi lads with figures of 2/26 in 4, with stalwart Errol Boulé taking one wicket for 25 runs in his four overs.
uMfolozi rocketed their mammoth chase off to a flying start, with openers Rory Moran (48) and captain Robert Hagemann (32) doing most of the damage.
But Mthethwa entered the bowling scene and tightened the scoring screws with figures of 4/21 in 4.
It came down to uMfolozi needing 20 runs in the last over, with Felixton being favourites.
But the old adage, ‘it’s not over till the fat lady sings’, proved true for uMfolozi who managed to sneak a one run victory.
uMfolozi stalwart Errol Boulé picked up one wicket for 25 runs in four overs.