Eagles led by de Villiers win inaugural 3TC Solidarity Cup
After a long tenure of lockdown, cricket has returned to South Africa on Mandela Day, the birthday of undisputed South African leader Nelson Mandela. Proteas star cricketers played a unique and a strange match of three teams who faced each other in the same match. With this match, AB de Villiers took the team back to the captaincy and made the team the champion.
The star cricketers have led the three teams in this exhibition match. The Eagles were led by AB de Villiers, Kingfisher is led by Reza Hendricks And the Knights are led by Tendai Babuma.
Reza Hendricks’ Kingfisher batted first in this match which started this afternoon and scored 56 runs for 2 wickets in the first innings (6 overs). AB de Villiers’ Eagles collected Markram’s unbeaten 48 in the first innings for 6 for 1. Knights collected 56 runs for 1 wicket in the first innings.
The Eagles named to bat first in the second inning. Markram, who remained unbeaten on 48, became the first batsman to pick up fifty. He returned with 60 runs off 33 balls. Then De Villiers took the batting by storm. He Fifty picked up just 21 balls. He left with 61 runs off 24 balls. At the end of the second half (12 overs) they collected 160 runs for 4 wickets. Markram was the first batsman to pick up fifty. He returned with 60 runs off 33 balls.
In the second innings, the Knights scored another 60 runs for a total of 138 for three. He batted in the second half of Kingfisher and scored 113 runs for 5 wickets with 58 more runs.
Meanwhile, such strangely format has never been played before. A total of 7 cricketers played in each team in this match. 17-18 in two halves, a total of 36 overs were played. A half will be divided into three episodes of 6 overs. In other words, in the first half, the three teams batted 6 overs in a row. Batting 6 overs again in the second half. AB de Villiers won the gold by scoring the most 180 runs as per the rules. Knights won silver with 137 runs and Kingfisher won bronze with 113 runs.
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