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Du Plessis withdrawn from T20 International series against Bangladesh

Faf du Plessis has been withdrawn from the upcoming KFC T20 International series against Bangladesh due to injury.  Du Plessis retired hurt on 91 in the third ODI against Bangladesh at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday, and was unable to take further part in the match.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: “Faf sustained an acute left lumbar (lower-back) strain while batting and immediately left the field in extreme discomfort.  He will return back to Cape Town overnight for investigation and further management. He has been withdrawn from the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh starting in Bloemfontein on Thursday.”

JP Duminy will captain the T20 squad in Du Plessis’ absence and all-rounder, Dwaine Pretorius, has been named as the replacement player.

Windies Women seal T20I series with unassailable 2-0 lead

Scintillating fielding and a magical 5/13 wicket haul for Afy Fletcher saw the Windies Women take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead in the 3-match T20I series vs Sri Lanka at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Stafanie Taylor won the toss and the Windies took first strike. Hayley Matthews fell in the first over for 0. Deandra Dottin then joined Taylor and the two experienced players posted 45 runs for the second wicket, when Dottin departed for 27.

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West Indies Women crush Sri Lanka by 71-runs in 1st T20

Hayley Matthews struck an unbeaten 37 and took 1 wicket to lead the Windies Women to a 71-run victory over Sri Lanka to win game 1 in the 3-match series in Antigua last night (Thursday, October 19).

Sri Lanka won the toss and sent the Windies in to bat. Matthews and Captain, Stafanie Taylor opened the batting for the home team in front of a decent sized crowd at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. The pair posted 67 runs before Matthews fell for 37 and then Taylor 31. 

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South Africa announce T20 Squad to take on Bangladesh

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named Hollywoodbets Dolphin all-rounder Robbie Frylinck as a new cap in the Proteas T20 International squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh to be played next week.

“The selection of Robbie provides another opportunity to explore our depth in the important all-rounder position,” commented CSA National Selection Panel Convener Linda Zondi. “Apart from his bowling strengths he has a proven record as a finisher with the bat.”

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KZN Inland beat Free State to win Africa T20 Cup Title

Kyle Nipper played a key role with bat and ball as the Hollywoodbets KwaZulu-Natal Inland were crowned 2017 Africa T20 Cup champions after a six-wicket win over Klopper Expert Free State at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Monday.

The all-rounder first took one for 25 in four overs to restrict the Bloemfontein side to 128 for five, before making a crucial unbeaten 38 (31 balls, 5 fours) to lead his side home with 13 deliveries to spare. 

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Gous bulldozes Free State into Africa T20 Cup final

Andries Gous blasted only the second ever Africa T20 Cup century to help Klopper Expert Free State seal their ticket to a maiden final after a 10-wicket demolition of Namibia at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Sunday. The right-hander smashed nine sixes and four fours in his 48-ball 101 not out as the side from Bloemfontein made light work of a 166-victory target winning with 15 deliveries to spare.

They will now face Hollywoodbets KwaZulu-Natal Inland in Monday’s final after the latter beat Gauteng earlier on Heritage Day. 

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Mfoza, Erwee lead KZN Inland to Africa T20 Cup Final

Rookie Nduduzo Mfoza led strong bowling performance that was backed up by an unbeaten half-century by Sarel Erwee as Hollywoodbets KwaZulu-Natal Inland reached the Africa T20 Cup final with a thumping eight-wicket win over Gauteng in Kimberley on Sunday.

Slow left-armer Mfoza first claimed three for 23 in an outstanding four overs to help restrict the opposition to 110 for eight, before the in-form Erwee bashed 67 off 51 balls (7 fours, 3 sixes) as the Pietermaritzburg side coasted to victory with 32 balls remaining. 

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