Brilliant Pienaar secures SWD victory
A brilliant century by SWD’s premier batsman, Obus Pienaar, secured SWD a comprehensive 67 runs victory in the Cricket South Africa limited over competition match against KwaZulu-Natal Inland in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.
After a slow start by SWD – 95/4 (after 23 overs) - Pienaar posted 141 not out from 126 balls and hit two sixes and 18 fours. He received good support from Brendon Louw (32) and Letlotle Sesele (31) as SWD ended at 267/7. Pienaar and Louw shared a 70 runs partnership for the 5th wicket and Pienaar was also involved in an unbroken partnership of 59 runs with Stefan Tait for the 8th wicket
The SWD bowling attack, who had to make do without an injured Marcello Piedt, did well and dismissed the home side for 197 runs. Stefan Tait (4/43) again bagged four wickets as against Boland the previous weekend but he received valuable support from Hershell America (3/40).
The summarised scorecard is:
SWD 264/7(Obus Pienaar 141*, Brendon Louw 32, Lotli Sesele 31, Sohail Mahmood 2/21) KwaZuluNatal Inland 197 (Luke Schlemmer 50, Lwandiswa Zuma 31, Stephan Tait 4/43, Hershell America 3/40) SWD won by 67 runs.
Obus Pienaar with the bat during an Africa T20 Cup match between Namibia and South West Districts.
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