Durban Heat Media Release

 No: dh1823

30 Nov 2018

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Written by: Nick Tatham


Hendricks blasts Stars to victory over Heat


Durban – A first century of the 2018 Mzansi Super League from Reeza Hendricks and three first over wickets from Kagiso Rabada saw the Jozi Stars claim a 53 run win over the Durban Heat at the Wanderers on Friday evening.

Bowling first at the Bullring the Heat realised early how good the wicket was as the Stars openers Hendricks and Ryan Rickelton started well for the hosts. Their opening stand of 99 off just over 10 overs was the ideal platform for the Stars.

Rickelton was the first man to fall, caught at point by Hashim Amla off the bowling of Albie Morkel for 45.

Rassie van der Dussen and Hendricks continued running with the momentum and Van der Dussen raced to 37 from 21 balls before Tladi Bokako had the final say in their battle, caught by Maharaj.

At the loss of Van der Dussen the Stars were 176 for two in the 17th over and Australian Dan Christian joined Hendricks who was nearing the first hundred of the competition.

Christian blasted 36 from just 15 balls at the death and he was present when Hendricks went to his hundred.

Hendricks’ knock finished on 104 not out off 51 balls, which saw the Stars finish on a formidable 230 for three.

Keshav Maharaj was the pick of the Heat bowlers. The left-arm spinner took the first over of the match and then returned to finish with figures of four overs, no wicket for 30 runs.

Brandon Mavuta, who made his debut in the previous game for the Heat, got his first bowl of the competition and the leg spinner was tidy in comparison to the other bowlers with none for 33 in his four overs.

The chase started woefully for the Heat as Rabada picked up the wickets of Hashim Amla, Keshav Maharaj and Heinrich Klaasen in the first over.

Amla went for four while the other two were dismissed without scoring.

Morné van Wyk fought hard and put the Stars bowlers to the sword and scored freely with David Miller.

Miller got to 30 from 17 balls before he cut one straight to point and the Heat were 67 for four in the seventh over.

Unfortunately for the Heat the run rate continued to climb and they continued to lose wickets with Khaya Zondo falling for nine and then captain Morkel followed soon for a duck.

Van Wyk’s valiant effort came to an end when he fell for 67 off 33 balls. The Heat were 123 for seven in the 13th over when they lost the opener.

Vernon Philander contributed with 18 but the star of the lower order was Kyle Abbott.

Batting at nine, Abbott hit some lusty blows on his way to a career best 30 from just 13 deliveries.

Brandon Mavuta and Tladi Bokako put on 13 for the final wicket before Bokako was bowled for six and the Heat were bowled out for 177.

The Heat travel to the Western Cape to take on the Paarl Rocks on Sunday at Eurolux Boland Park on Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketpro.co.za and at Kingsmead Stadium.

More information can be found at www.durbanheat.co.za.

Durban Heat Fixtures:
02 Dec 11:00 Paarl Rocks v Durban Heat Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
05 Dec 19:00 Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Giants Kingsmead, Durban
07 Dec 14:00 Durban Heat v Jozi Stars Kingsmead, Durban
09 Dec 15:30 Cape Town Blitz v Durban Heat PPC Newlands, Cape Town
12 Dec 19:00 Tshwane Spartans v Durban Heat SuperSport Park, Centurion

Durban Heat Squad:
Hashim Amla, Rashid Khan, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel, Marchant de Lange, Vernon Philander, Brandon Mavuta, Temba Bavuma, Morné van Wyk, Okuhle Cele, Sarel Erwee, Tladi Bokako.

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Experienced Durban Heat batsman Morné van Wyk was the shining light for his side when he top scored with 66 in a losing cause against the Jozi Stars in the Mzansi Super League at the Wanderers on Friday evening. Lee Warren/
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