Pretoria Capitals ran riot at Kingsmead on Friday night as they defeated Durban’s Super Giants by eight wickets to earn a bonus point victory.
Quinton de Kock won the toss for the Super Giants and chose to bat first at a humid Kingsmead, but things did not go according to the plan for the home team.
Capitals skipper Wayne Parnell wasted no time as to draw first blood with the opening ball of the innings to dismiss West Indies’ Kayle Mayers for a duck.
The home side’s wall continued to collapse when Wiaan Mulder (5) and De Kock (13) followed Mayers shortly afterwards.
The tournament’s leading run-scorer Heinrich Klaasen tried valiantly to keep his team afloat with 31 off 24 balls, but had no support with Player of the Match Senuran Muthusamy’s 3/12, Anrich Nortje (2/15) and Eathan Bosch (2/10) following their skipper Wayne Parnell’s (2/12) lead.
The Super Giants folded for just 80 in 18.1 overs.
The visitors’ chase was dented by the early loss of the in-form Phil Salt first ball, but his fellow Englishman Will Jacks steered the Capitals ship with a rapid 56 off just 25 balls (5×4, 4×6).
He was supported by Theunis de Bruyn with his undefeated 21.