South Africa South Africa T20 League

Royals Reign Supreme at Boland Park, Defeating Capitals by 27 Runs!

Paarl Royals win against Capitals
Credit: SA20

The Paarl Royals kicked off their SA20 Season 2 campaign in style, claiming a resounding 27-run victory over the Pretoria Capitals at a sun-drenched Boland Park.

Royals Roar:

  • David Miller anchored the innings with a steady 41, while Andile Phehlukwayo provided the late flourish (28* off 14).
  • Jos Buttler and Jason Roy started brightly but fell victim to early wickets.
  • Lungi Ngidi and Obed McCoy stifled the Capitals’ chase with crucial early wickets.
  • Phehlukwayo starred with both bat and ball, bagging Player of the Match honors (28* & 2/29).

Capitals Flounder:

  • Despite a strong Power Play (54/2), the Capitals lost momentum after key wickets from Ngidi and McCoy.
  • Rilee Rossouw (29) threatened briefly, but the middle order collapsed after his dismissal.
  • Jimmy Neesham’s late cameo proved too little, too late for the visitors.

Boland Park Buzz:

  • A vibrant atmosphere filled Boland Park, with fans enjoying the summer weather and a thrilling contest.
  • Former Springbok captains Jean de Villiers and Morne du Plessis, along with Olympic gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk, added to the star power.

Phehlukwayo Named Player of the Match:

  • Phehlukwayo’s all-round brilliance earned him the Player of the Match award.
  • He contributed with both bat and ball, scoring a crucial 28 not out and taking 2/29 with his accurate spin bowling.

Next Up:

  • The Royals and Capitals clash again on Sunday at Centurion, offering the Capitals a chance for revenge.