Sunrisers Eastern Cape registered their second consecutive win in SA20 as Marco Jansen turned up the heat with the bat in his hand leading the side to an exciting two-wicket win. Chasing 172, Jansen came in when his team needed 81 in less than eight overs. The lanky South African launched a fiery counterattack laced with seven sixes and three fours including 28 runs in a single over of MI Cape Town skipper and one of the best T20 exponents, Rashid Khan.
Viacom18 Sports expert Pragyan Ojha declared Jansen’s innings as one of the best he has witnessed ever. Speaking on Match Centre Live, Ojha said, “The way he came in and from ball one, he just went after the bowlers and who these bowlers were? They had Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada, they had Archer, the bowlers you would want in your team and he took them on and just took the game along with him.’’
“At that stage, we had to make a plan, we had to pick one bowler. After the first ball went for six, I just decided to see what happens and try and go with it,” Jansen said post-match.
Paarl Royals will take on Sunrisers Eastern Cape tonight at 9:00 pm, live on JioCinema, Sports18 – 1, Sports18 Khel and Colors Tamil.