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SA20: Super Giants slay Sunrisers, MI Cape Town ease past Super Kings

MI Cape Town's dominant display, spearheaded by Rassie van der Dussen's century and Ryan Rickelton's 98, resulted in a resounding 98-run triumph over the Joburg Super Kings at Wanderers Stadium.

Opting to bat first, MI Cape Town amassed 243-5, capitalising on poor bowling and a short boundary. 

Van der Dussen's 104 off 50 balls, complemented by Rickelton's contribution, formed a formidable 200-run opening partnership in 15.3 overs. George Linde's impressive 4-25-2 limited the Super Kings to 145 all out in 17.5 overs. 

The Super Kings' decision to field three spinners, including Zahir Khan's expensive 30 runs in two overs, proved costly. Despite Leus du Plooy's efforts, the Super Kings lost four wickets within the Power Play.

MI Cape Town's victory marked their second outing, following a narrow loss to the Durban Super Giants, while the opening match between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and the Super Kings was washed out.

Elsewhere, Jon Jon Smuts delivered a stellar all-round performance at St George's Park, haunting Sunrisers Eastern Cape in a thrilling Betway SA20 encounter. 

Traded to Durban's Super Giants during the off-season for Simon Harmer, Smuts showcased his brilliance with a blazing 75 off 38 balls, propelling the visitors to a formidable 225/3. In contrast, Harmer struggled, conceding 53 runs in three overs with an economy of 17.66. 

Matthew Breetzke's quickfire 43 set the stage for Smuts. Nicholas Pooran added to the onslaught, smashing a rapid half-century (60 off 31), contributing to the momentum. 

Despite Tom Abell's resilient 65, Smuts' all-round excellence, dismissing key players like Markram and Jansen, sealed DSG's victory as they claimed their second successive win in Season 2.

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