Cricket match report today: The bowlers set up a 5-wicket win for Sunrisers Eastern Cape

Sunrisers Eastern Cape secured their third consecutive win and moved up to second in the SA20 standings thanks to a strong bowling performance that held Pearl Royal to just 127-7. They then tracked that total down with relative ease to a 5-wicket victory.

When asked to bat first, the Royals were upset early on when both Jason Roy and Jos Butler were sent home with just 18 runs on the board in three overs. His Wihan Lubbe, who had scored a half-century in the team’s previous victory, accompanied Corbin Bosch to quickly try to revive the innings, but could only push to eight overs. Right-handed pacer Brydon Kaas put away Lubbe, exposing the home side to a mid-over wobble. And they teetered as they went from 2-for-58 in the eighth to 7-for-96 in the 16th. A spin duo of Aiden Markram and Roelof van der Merwe did the damage, taking two wickets each and conceding just 21 runs in each of their four overs. This gave the Royals a below-average total in 20 overs.

Adam Rossington and Jordan Herrmann scored his 34 runs in his four overs in the first, but Lungin Ngidi took his two wickets from back-to-back deliveries and gave the team hopes of a fight. However, Herrmann, accompanied by Markram, resisted the attempt, who scored a prized Run-A-Ball 23. The pair added 57 runs to bring the team one step closer to a winning streak. Bjorn Fortuin held it back in his 13th over as he picked three wickets, but Marco Jansen (21* for 22) and Tristan Stubbs (18 for 12) took the team to his 93-5 lead. led me to victory.

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