2018 Africa T20 Cup

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Africa T20 Cup
Dates 14–24 September 2018
Administrator(s) Cricket South Africa
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Group stage, playoffs
Host(s)  South Africa
Champions Gauteng (1st title)
Participants 20
Matches played 43
Most runs Marco Marais (359)
Most wickets Nandre Burger (11)
2017

The 2018 Africa T20 Cup was the fourth edition of the Africa T20 Cup, a Twenty20 cricket tournament. It was held in South Africa in September 2018, as a curtain-raiser to the 2018–19 South African domestic season.[1] Provincial side KwaZulu-Natal Inland were the defending champions.[2][3]

Organised by Cricket South Africa, the tournament was played between twenty teams.[4] Sixteen of these teams had participated in previous years – thirteen South African provincial teams, national representative sides of Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe[5] – and they were joined by South African teams Limpopo and Mpumalanga along with Nigeria[6] and Uganda.[7] The invitation was initially extended to Ghana, but they declined.[7]

Uganda's captain, Roger Mukasa, said it would give the team "a priceless chance to get international exposure" ahead of the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament.[8]

On the opening day of the tournament, Marco Marais scored an unbeaten century for Border against Namibia in Group C.[9] In Group D, Shane Dadswell scored 98 runs from 34 balls for North West, which Cricket South Africa described as "the performance of the day".[10] On the second day, Marais scored his second century, making 106 not out.[11] Wihan Lubbe also scored a century, batting for North West against Limpopo in Group D.[12] In the same match, North West scored 262 runs, the second-highest score in T20 cricket.[12]

Following the conclusion of the group stage of the tournament, Easterns, Gauteng, Border and North West had all progressed to the semi-finals of the competition.[13] Gauteng and North West were drawn together in the first semi-final, with Border and Easterns playing each other in the second semi-final.[14] The matches took place at Buffalo Park in East London.[14]

In the first semi-final, Gauteng beat North West by 27 runs to progress to the final.[15] They were joined by Border, after they beat Easterns by 7 wickets in the second semi-final.[16] Gauteng won the tournament, beating Border by three wickets in the final.[17][18]

Pool A[edit]

Squads[edit]

South Africa Easterns[19]  Uganda[20] South Africa KwaZulu-Natal[21] South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Inland[22] South Africa Western Province[23]

Points table[edit]

Team[24] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
South Africa Easterns 4 3 1 0 0 14 +1.732
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal 4 3 1 0 0 12 +0.308
 Uganda 4 2 2 0 0 9 –1.403
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Inland 4 1 3 0 0 5 +0.212
South Africa Western Province 4 1 3 0 0 5 –0.979

Fixtures[edit]

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
163/5 (20 overs)
v
 Uganda
143/8 (20 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 20 runs
City Oval, Pietermaritzburg

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Easterns South Africa
173/6 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Western Province
115 (19 overs)
Easterns won by 58 runs
Varsity Oval, Pietermaritzburg
  • Western Province won the toss and elected to field.
  • Felane Neo (Easterns), Jonathan Bird and Bonga Makhakha (Western Province) all made their T20 debuts.

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Easterns South Africa
183/8 (20 overs)
v
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal
154/7 (20 overs)
Easterns won by 29 runs
City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
  • Easterns won the toss and elected to bat.

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal Inland South Africa
227/2 (20 overs)
v
 Uganda
94 (18.5 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 133 runs
Varsity Oval, Pietermaritzburg

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Easterns South Africa
195/5 (20 overs)
v
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Inland
137/9 (20 overs)
Easterns won by 58 runs
City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland won the toss and elected to field.
  • Luke Schlemmer (KwaZulu-Natal Inland) made his T20 debut.

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Western Province South Africa
152/7 (20 overs)
v
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal
153/6 (18.4 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 4 wickets
Varsity Oval, Pietermaritzburg
  • Western Province won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Matthew Montgomery (KwaZulu-Natal), Thando Ntini and Kyle Williamson (Western Province) all made their T20 debuts.

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Easterns South Africa
143/6 (20 overs)
v
 Uganda
146/5 (19.3 overs)
Uganda won by 5 wickets
Varsity Oval, Pietermaritzburg

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Western Province South Africa
220/3 (20 overs)
v
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Inland
185/6 (20 overs)
Western Province won by 35 runs
City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
  • Western Province won the toss and elected to bat.

16 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Western Province South Africa
152/6 (20 overs)
v
 Uganda
154/4 (15.3 overs)
Uganda won by 6 wickets
City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
  • Uganda won the toss and elected to field.

16 September 2018
13:00
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal Inland South Africa
130 (19.5 overs)
v
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal
131/4 (17.2 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 6 wickets
City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
  • KwaZulu-Natal won the toss and elected to field.

Pool B[edit]

Squads[edit]

South Africa Free State[25] South Africa Gauteng[26] South Africa Northerns[27] South Africa South Western Districts[28]  Zimbabwe Select[29]

Points table[edit]

Team[24] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
South Africa Gauteng 4 3 1 0 0 15 +2.129
South Africa Northerns 4 3 1 0 0 13 +0.569
 Zimbabwe Select 4 3 1 0 0 13 –0.630
South Africa Free State 4 1 3 0 0 4 –0.761
South Africa South Western Districts 4 0 4 0 0 0 –1.387

Fixtures[edit]

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Northerns South Africa
150/4 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Free State
136/7 (20 overs)
Northerns won by 14 runs
Bridgton Sports Grounds, Oudtshoorn

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Zimbabwe Select 
48 (12.2 overs)
v
South Africa Gauteng
53/3 (7.4 overs)
Gauteng won by 7 wickets
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Gauteng South Africa
170/3 (20 overs)
v
South Africa South Western Districts
130 (19.5 overs)
Gauteng won by 41 runs
Bridgton Sports Grounds, Oudtshoorn

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Free State South Africa
145/5 (20 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe Select
149/3 (16 overs)
Zimbabwe Select won by 7 wickets
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
  • Zimbabwe Select won the toss and elected to field.

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Free State South Africa
174/8 (20 overs)
v
South Africa South Western Districts
150 (18.1 overs)
Free State won by 24 runs
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
  • South Western Districts won the toss and elected to field.

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Northerns South Africa
137/6 (20 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe Select
140/4 (19.2 overs)
Zimbabwe Select won by 6 wickets
Bridgton Sports Grounds, Oudtshoorn

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Gauteng South Africa
156/7 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Free State
121 (17.4 overs)
Gauteng won by 35 runs
Bridgton Sports Grounds, Oudtshoorn
  • Gauteng won the toss and elected to bat.

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
South Western Districts South Africa
120/9 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Northerns
121/1 (15.1 overs)
Northerns won by 9 wickets
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
  • South Western Districts won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Yamkela Oliphant (South Western Districts) made his T20 debut.

16 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Northerns South Africa
136 (19 overs)
v
South Africa Gauteng
133/8 (20 overs)
Northerns won by 3 runs
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
  • Gauteng won the toss and elected to field.
  • Chad Classen (Gauteng) made his T20 debut.

16 September 2018
13:00
Scorecard
South Western Districts South Africa
148/5 (20 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe Select
150/5 (19.3 overs)
Zimbabwe Select won by 5 wickets
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
  • South Western Districts won the toss and elected to bat.

Pool C[edit]

Squads[edit]

South Africa Border[30] South Africa Eastern Province[31]  Kenya[32] South Africa Mpumalanga[33]  Namibia[34]

Points table[edit]

Team[24] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
South Africa Border 4 3 1 0 0 13 +1.573
South Africa Eastern Province 4 3 1 0 0 13 +1.176
 Namibia 4 3 1 0 0 13 +0.726
 Kenya 4 1 3 0 0 4 –1.997
South Africa Mpumalanga 4 0 4 0 0 0 –1.441

Fixtures[edit]

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Eastern Province South Africa
150/9 (20 overs)
v
 Namibia
135/8 (20 overs)
Eastern Province won by 15 runs
Buffalo Park, East London

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Mpumalanga South Africa
166/9 (20 overs)
v
 Kenya
170/2 (19.2 overs)
Kenya won by 8 wickets
Police Park, East London

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Border South Africa
193/4 (20 overs)
v
 Namibia
192/4 (19 overs)
Namibia won by 5 wickets
Police Park, East London

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Eastern Province South Africa
170/3 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Mpumalanga
159/5 (20 overs)
Eastern Province won by 11 runs
Buffalo Park, East London

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Mpumalanga South Africa
175/5 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Border
179/1 (17.3 overs)
Border won by 9 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Border won the toss and elected to field.
  • Bamanye Xenxe (Border) and Liam Peters (Mpumalanga) both made their T20 debuts.

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Eastern Province South Africa
189/6 (20 overs)
v
 Kenya
109 (15.3 overs)
Eastern Province won by 79 runs
Police Park, East London
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Kenya 
130/6 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Border
133/2 (10.5 overs)
Border won by 8 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to bat.

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Namibia 
216/4 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Mpumalanga
150 (19 overs)
Namibia won by 66 runs
Police Park, East London
  • Mpumalanga won the toss and elected to field.

16 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya 
183/8 (20 overs)
v
 Namibia
183/7 (20 overs)
Match tied
(Namibia won the one-over eliminator)

Buffalo Park, East London
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

16 September 2018
13:00
Scorecard
Eastern Province South Africa
137/7 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Border
141/7 (19 overs)
Border won by 3 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Border won the toss and elected to field.

Pool D[edit]

Squads[edit]

South Africa Boland[35] South Africa Limpopo[36]  Nigeria[37] South Africa Northern Cape[38] South Africa North West[39]

Points table[edit]

Team[24] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
South Africa North West 4 3 1 0 0 14 +2.311
South Africa Boland 4 3 1 0 0 14 +2.101
South Africa Northern Cape 4 3 1 0 0 14 –0.792
South Africa Limpopo 4 1 3 0 0 5 –1.869
 Nigeria 4 0 4 0 0 0 –4.205

Fixtures[edit]

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Nigeria 
131/8 (20 overs)
v
South Africa North West
116/0 (9.3 overs)
North West won by 10 wickets (D/L)
Boland Park, Paarl

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Limpopo South Africa
125/5 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Northern Cape
111/4 (13.2 overs)
Northern Cape won by 6 wickets (D/L)
Boland Park, Paarl

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
North West South Africa
162/8 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Northern Cape
165/5 (20 overs)
Northern Cape won by 5 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
  • Northern Cape won the toss and elected to field.
  • Grant Mokoena (Northern Cape) and Kevin Crowie (North West) both made their T20 debuts.

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Limpopo South Africa
98/9 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Boland
104/3 (15.2 overs)
Boland won by 7 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
North West South Africa
130/6 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Boland
119/7 (20 overs)
North West won by 11 runs
Boland Park, Paarl
  • North West won the toss and elected to bat.

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Nigeria 
136/6 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Northern Cape
137/2 (15 overs)
Northern Cape won by 8 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
  • Northern Cape won the toss and elected to field.
  • Nangomso Mqaleni (Northern Cape), Sesan Adedeji and Chibuike Iteogu (Nigeria) all made their T20 debuts.

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
North West South Africa
262/4 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Limpopo
160 (18.5 overs)
North West won by 62 runs
Boland Park, Paarl
  • Limpopo won the toss and elected to field.

15 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Nigeria 
64/8 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Boland
67/2 (5.2 overs)
Boland won by 8 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
  • Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Fritz de Beer (Boland) made his T20 debut.

16 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Nigeria 
112/7 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Limpopo
116/4 (15 overs)
Limpopo won by 6 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
  • Nigeria won the toss and elected to bat.

16 September 2018
13:00
Scorecard
Northern Cape South Africa
141/8 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Boland
142/6 (16.5 overs)
Boland won by 4 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
  • Boland won the toss and elected to field.

Finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

23 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Gauteng South Africa
171/5 (20 overs)
v
South Africa North West
144/9 (17.5 overs)
Gauteng won by 27 runs
Buffalo Park, East London
  • North West won the toss and elected to field.

23 September 2018
13:00
Scorecard
Easterns South Africa
134/9 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Border
135/3 (13.4 overs)
Border won by 7 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Easterns won the toss and elected to bat.

Final[edit]

24 September 2018
10:00
Scorecard
Border South Africa
130 (20 overs)
v
South Africa Gauteng
131/7 (19.2 overs)
Gauteng won by 3 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Gauteng won the toss and elected to field.

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