2018 Mzansi Super League

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2018 Mzansi Super League
MSLT20 wordmark.svg
Dates16 November–16 December 2018
Administrator(s)Cricket South Africa
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double round-robin and knockout
Host(s) South Africa
ChampionsJozi Stars (1st title)
Participants6
Matches played32
Player of the seriesQuinton de Kock (Cape Town Blitz)
Most runsRassie van der Dussen (Jozi Stars) (469)
Most wicketsDuanne Olivier (Jozi Stars) (20)
Official websiteMSLT20
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The 2018 Mzansi Super League was the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) Twenty20 (T20) franchise cricket tournament in South Africa.[1] It started on 16 November and finished on 16 December 2018.[1] Six teams played a total of thirty-two matches.[2] The players' draft took place on 17 October 2018, with more than 200 international players expressing their interest to take part.[3]

On 18 October 2018, it was announced that Global Sports Commerce (GSC) is the official international commercial and broadcast partner from 2018 up to 2022.[4] On 30 October 2018 it was announced that the Mzansi Super League 2018 champions will receive prize money of R 7 million and the runners up will receive R 2.5 million, the player of the tournament received R 100 000, and each man of the match won R 15 000.[5]

On 16 December 2018 the Jozi Stars won the first season final.

Squads[edit]

The following players were selected in the player draft on 17 October 2018:[6][7]

Cape Town Blitz Durban Heat Jozi Stars Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Paarl Rocks Tshwane Spartans

Before the start of the tournament, JP Duminy was ruled out due to injury and was replaced by Quinton de Kock as the marquee player for Cape Town Blitz.[14]

Points table[edit]

Team[15] Pld W L NR Pts NRR
Cape Town Blitz 10 6 3 1 30 +0.941
Jozi Stars 10 6 4 0 29 +1.295
Paarl Rocks 10 5 5 0 22 -0.292
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 10 4 4 2 21 -0.448
Tshwane Spartans 10 4 6 0 16 -1.044
Durban Heat 10 3 6 1 14 -0.716
  •      The team topping the table after the league phase progressed to the final.
  •      The second and third teams played against each other in the Play-off match.
  • The winning team gets a bonus point for a run rate better than 1.25 times that of the losing side.

League stage[edit]

The MSL released the full fixture list on 18 October 2018. The team that tops the table gets direct passage to the final and will also have home ground advantage.[16]

16 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Cape Town Blitz
180/4 (20 overs)
v
Tshwane Spartans
131 (19.3 overs)
Mohammad Nawaz 59 (37)
Andrew Birch 2/39 (4 overs)
AB de Villiers 59 (30)
Ferisco Adams 3/28 (3.3 overs)
Cape Town Blitz won by 49 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Stephen Harris and Adrian Holdstock
Player of the match: Mohammad Nawaz (Cape Town Blitz)
  • Tshwane Spartans won the toss and elected to field.

17 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Jozi Stars
124/7 (20 overs)
v
Dane Vilas 38* (34)
JJ Smuts 3/20 (4 overs)
Ben Duckett 75 (45)
Beuran Hendricks 2/13 (4 overs)
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won by 5 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Bongani Jele and Allahudien Paleker
Player of the match: Ben Duckett (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and elected to field.

18 November
11:00
Scorecard
(H) Durban Heat
157/5 (20 overs)
v
Cape Town Blitz
158/7 (19.1 overs)
Khaya Zondo 49* (42)
Anrich Nortje 4/32 (4 overs)
Asif Ali 80 (33)
Keshav Maharaj 3/24 (4 overs)
Cape Town Blitz won by 3 wickets
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Arno Jacobs and Brad White
Player of the match: Asif Ali (Cape Town Blitz)
  • Cape Town Blitz won the toss and elected to field.

18 November
15:30
Scorecard
Tshwane Spartans
203/5 (20 overs)
v
Paarl Rocks (H)
202/6 (20 overs)
Gihahn Cloete 80 (49)
Dwayne Bravo 3/31 (4 overs)
Cameron Delport 73 (43)
Jeevan Mendis 2/35 (4 overs)
Tshwane Spartans won by 1 run
Boland Park, Paarl
Umpires: Stephen Harris and Adrian Holdstock
Player of the match: Theunis de Bruyn (Tshwane Spartans)
  • Paarl Rocks won the toss and elected to field.

20 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Jozi Stars
209/2 (20 overs)
v
Paarl Rocks (H)
149 (18.4 overs)
Ryan Rickelton 91 (59)
David Wiese 1/37 (4 overs)
Henry Davids 60 (36)
Simon Harmer 3/22 (4 overs)
Jozi Stars won by 60 runs
Boland Park, Paarl
Umpires: Johan Cloete and Brad White
Player of the match: Ryan Rickelton (Jozi Stars)
  • Paarl Rocks won the toss and elected to field.

21 November
14:00
Scorecard
Tshwane Spartans
139/9 (19 overs)
v
Durban Heat (H)
129/6 (16.3 overs)
Gihahn Cloete 55 (43)
Kyle Abbott 4/27 (4 overs)
Albie Morkel 26 (12)
Lutho Sipamla 3/22 (3 overs)
Durban Heat won by 10 runs (D/L method)
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Lubabalo Gcuma and Allahudien Paleker
Player of the match: Kyle Abbott (Durban Heat)
  • Durban Heat won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 19 overs per side due to rain.
  • Rain stopped play during Durban Heat's innings.

21 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Cape Town Blitz
175/6 (20 overs)
v
Janneman Malan 57 (39)
Chris Morris 2/32 (4 overs)
Heino Kuhn 55 (35)
Hussain Talat 2/7 (1 over)
Cape Town Blitz won by 12 runs (D/L method)
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Bongani Jele and Brad White
Player of the match: Janneman Malan (Cape Town Blitz)
  • Cape Town Blitz won the toss and elected to bat.
  • A light failure stopped play during Nelson Mandela Bay Giants' innings. The target was reduced to 145 runs from 16 overs.

23 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Durban Heat
127/6 (20 overs)
v
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (H)
131/1 (17.3 overs)
Albie Morkel 28r (21)
Junior Dala 2/16 (4 overs)
JJ Smuts 62* (52)
Vernon Philander 1/17 (3 overs)
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won by 9 wickets
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock and Dennis Smith
Player of the match: Junior Dala (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and elected to field.

24 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Cape Town Blitz
198/5 (20 overs)
v
Jozi Stars (H)
136 (17.4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 74 (36)
Duanne Olivier 3/40 (4 overs)
Dane Vilas 29 (26)
George Linde 3/25 (3.4 overs)
Cape Town Blitz won by 62 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Stephen Harris and Allahudien Paleker
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (Cape Town Blitz)
  • Jozi Stars won the toss and elected to field.

25 November
11:00
Scorecard
v
Tshwane Spartans (H)
35/3 (5.1 overs)
Marco Marais 47 (41)
Jeevan Mendis 4/22 (4 overs)
Theunis de Bruyn 12* (7)
Carmi le Roux 1/0 (0.1 overs)
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won by 7 runs (D/L method)
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Johan Cloete and Bongani Jele
Player of the match: Marco Marais (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)
  • Tshwane Spartans won the toss and elected to field.
  • Lightning stopped play during Tshwane Spartans' innings.

25 November
15:30
Scorecard
Cape Town Blitz
140 (20 overs)
v
Paarl Rocks (H)
144/5 (18.5 overs)
Quinton de Kock 31 (16)
Bjorn Fortuin 4/15 (4 overs)
Faf du Plessis 54 (39)
Dale Steyn 2/21 (3 overs)
Paarl Rocks won by 5 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
Umpires: Murray Brown and Lubabalo Gcuma
Player of the match: Bjorn Fortuin (Paarl Rocks)
  • Cape Town Blitz won the toss and elected to bat.

27 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.

28 November
14:00
Scorecard
Jozi Stars
186/5 (20 overs)
v
Tshwane Spartans (H)
188/6 (19.3 overs)
Reeza Hendricks 55 (48)
Jeevan Mendis 2/37 (4 overs)
Dean Elgar 79* (52)
Simon Harmer 3/26 (4 overs)
Tshwane Spartans won by 4 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Bongani Jele and Allahudien Paleker
Player of the match: Dean Elgar (Tshwane Spartans)
  • Tshwane Spartans won the toss and elected to field.

28 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Paarl Rocks
98/2 (9 overs)
v
Durban Heat (H)
80/6 (9 overs)
Henry Davids 46 (25)
Kyle Abbott 1/20 (2 overs)
David Miller 22 (11)
Bjorn Fortuin 2/6 (1 over)
Paarl Rocks won by 32 runs (D/L method)
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Johan Cloete and Dennis Smith
Player of the match: Henry Davids (Paarl Rocks)
  • Durban Heat won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 9 overs per side due to rain.
  • Durban Heat were set a reviserd target of 113 runs.

30 November
14:00
Scorecard
(H) Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
168/9 (20 overs)
v
Paarl Rocks
120 (19.3 overs)
Heino Kuhn 54 (36)
Dane Paterson 2/26 (4 overs)
Aiden Markram 50 (39)
Sisanda Magala 3/17 (3.3 overs)
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won by 48 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Shaun George and Clifford Isaacs
Player of the match: Heino Kuhn (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and elected to bat.

30 November
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Jozi Stars
230/3 (20 overs)
v
Durban Heat
177 (18.1 overs)
Reeza Hendricks 104* (51)
Albie Morkel 1/3 (1 over)
Morne van Wyk 66 (33)
Kagiso Rabada 4/27 (4 overs)
Jozi Stars won by 53 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Siphelele Gasa and Dennis Smith
Player of the match: Reeza Hendricks (Jozi Stars)
  • Durban Heat won the toss and elected to field.

1 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Cape Town Blitz
172/9 (20 overs)
v
Tshwane Spartans (H)
112 (18.2 runs)
Quinton de Kock 108 (55)
Sean Williams 2/14 (2 overs)
Dean Elgar 37 (26)
Mohammad Nawaz 3/14 (3 overs)
Cape Town Blitz won by 60 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock and Phillip Vosloo
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (Cape Town Blitz)
  • Tshwane Spartans won the toss and elected to field.

2 December
11:00
Scorecard
Durban Heat
154/6 (20 overs)
v
Paarl Rocks (H)
158 (19.1 overs)
Khaya Zondo 38* (34)
Tabraiz Shamsi 2/20 (4 overs)
Faf du Plessis 76* (48)
Brandon Mavuta 1/32 (4 overs)
Paarl Rocks won by 9 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
Umpires: Bongani Jele and Abdoellah Steenkamp
Player of the match: Faf du Plessis (Paarl Rocks)
  • Durban Heat won the toss and elected to bat.

2 December
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Jozi Stars
173/3 (20 overs)
v
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (H)
92 (16.4 overs)
Reeza Hendricks 108* (62)
Aaron Phangiso 1/22 (3 overs)
Aaron Phangiso 17 (18)
Dwaine Pretorius 3/17 (4 overs)
Jozi Stars won by 81 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Shaun George and Arno Jacobs
Player of the match: Reeza Hendricks (Jozi Stars)
  • Jozi Stars won the toss and elected to bat.

4 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Jozi Stars
196/4 (20 overs)
v
Cape Town Blitz (H)
146 (19.4 overs)
Reeza Hendricks 79 (48)
Nandre Burger 2/32 (4 overs)
Janneman Malan 43 (37)
Daniel Christian 4/22 (4 overs)
Jozi Stars won by 50 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Lubabalo Gcuma and Adrian Holdstock
Player of the match: Reeza Hendricks (Jozi Stars)
  • Jozi Stars won the toss and elected to bat

5 December
14:00
Scorecard
Paarl Rocks
121 (17.4 overs)
v
Tshwane Spartans (H)
122/6 (19.3 overs)
Faf du Plessis 38 (19)
Lutho Sipamla 3/19 (4 overs)
Gihahn Cloete 30 (34)
Tabraiz Shamsi 3/18 (4 overs)
Tshwane Spartans won by 4 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Shaun George and Stephen Harris
Player of the match: Lutho Sipamla (Tshwane Spartans)
  • Paarl Rocks won the toss and elected to bat.

5 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
121/2 (13.3 overs)
v
JJ Smuts 62* (45)
Rashid Khan 1/19 (3 overs)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain stopped play during Nelson Mandela Bay Giants' innings.

7 December
14:00
Scorecard
(H) Durban Heat
128 (18.3 overs)
v
Jozi Stars
131/9 (19.4 overs)
Sarel Erwee 62 (39)
Kagiso Rabada 3/29 (3.3 overs)
Dane Vilas 43 (36)
Rashid Khan 3/19 (4 overs)
Jozi Stars won by 1 wicket
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Stephen Harris and Arno Jacobs
Player of the match: Dane Vilas (Jozi Stars)
  • Durban Heat won the toss and elected to bat.

7 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Paarl Rocks
144/9 (20 overs)
v
Cape Town Blitz (H)
148/4 (15.3 overs)
Faf du Plessis 61 (39)
Dale Steyn 2/22 (4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 93 (47)
Dwayne Bravo 2/18 (4 overs)
Cape Town Blitz won by 6 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Murray Brown and Johan Cloete
Player of the match: Quinton de Kock (Cape Town Blitz)
  • Paarl Rocks won the toss and elected to bat.

8 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Tshwane Spartans
165/4 (20 overs)
v
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (H)
137/9 (20 overs)
Gihahn Cloete 65 (59)
Lizaad Williams 1/15 (2 overs)
Ben Duckett 47 (33)
Shaun von Berg 3/19 (4 overs)
Tshwane Spartans won by 28 runs
St George's Oval, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Lubabalo Gcuma and Shaun George
Player of the match: Gihahn Cloete (Tshwane Spartans)
  • Tshwane Spartans won the toss and elected to bat.

9 December
11:00
Scorecard
(H) Jozi Stars
170/6 (20 overs)
v
Paarl Rocks
172/4 (19.3 overs)
Rassie van der Dussen 83* (55)
Kerwin Mungroo 3/29 (4 overs)
Grant Thomson 71* (55)
Duanne Olivier 3/30 (4 overs)
Paarl Rocks won by 6 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Arno Jacobs and Bongani Jele
Player of the match: Grant Thomson (Paarl Rocks)
  • Paarl Rocks won the toss and elected to field.

9 December
15:30
Scorecard
(H) Cape Town Blitz
161/6 (20 overs)
v
Durban Heat
162/4 (19.3 overs)
Quinton de Kock 86* (55)
Heinrich Klaasen 1/12 (2 overs)
Khaya Zondo 67 (42)
Mohammad Nawaz 2/21 (4 overs)
Durban Heat won by 6 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Johan Cloete and Adrian Holdstock
Player of the match: Khaya Zondo (Durban Heat)
  • Cape Town Blitz won the toss and elected to bat.

11 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Jozi Stars
239/3 (20 overs)
v
Tshwane Spartans
138 (17.2 overs)
Rassie van der Dussen 96* (44)
Dean Elgar 1/16 (2 overs)
Gihahn Cloete 50 (40)
Nono Pongolo 6/20 (4 overs)
Jozi Stars won by 101 runs
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Lubabalo Gcuma and Allahudien Paleker
Player of the match: Rassie van der Dussen (Jozi Stars)
  • Jozi Stars won the toss and elected to bat.

12 December
14:00
Scorecard
v
Paarl Rocks (H)
130/4 (15.2 overs)
Rudi Second 37 (41)
Dwayne Bravo 3/22 (4 overs)
Cameron Delport 84 (45)
Sisanda Magala 2/15 (3 overs)
Paarl Rocks won by 6 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
Umpires: Shaun George and Stephen Harris
Player of the match: Cameron Delport (Paarl Rocks)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and elected to bat

12 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Tshwane Spartans
188/6 (20 overs)
v
Durban Heat
189/8 (19.5 overs)
AB de Villiers 93* (52)
Rashid Khan 2/25 (4 overs)
Albie Morkel 57* (28)
Lutho Sipamla 3/37 (4 overs)
Durban Heat won by 2 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock and Dennis Smith
Player of the match: Albie Morkel (Durban Heat)
  • Tshwane Spartans won the toss and elected to bat.

Playoffs[edit]

Eliminator[edit]

14 December
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
  • Paarl Rocks won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible due to rain.
  • Jozi Stars advanced to the final as a result of finishing higher in League Stage.[17]

Final[edit]

16 December
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Cape Town Blitz
113/7 (20 overs)
v
Jozi Stars
115/2 (17.3 overs)
Farhaan Behardien 23 (22)
Beuran Hendricks 2/21 (4 overs)
Rassie van der Dussen 59* (54)
Malusi Siboto 1/18 (3 overs)
Jozi Stars won by 8 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Shaun George and Adrian Holdstock
Player of the match: Beuran Hendricks (Jozi Stars)
  • Cape Town Blitz won the toss and elected to bat.

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player[18] Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
South Africa Rassie van der Dussen Jozi Stars 10 10 410 51.25 144.36 96 0 3 19 22
South Africa Quinton de Kock Cape Town Blitz 7 7 407 67.83 174.67 108 1 3 44 18
South Africa Reeza Hendricks Jozi Stars 8 8 379 63.16 152.82 108 2 2 35 19
South Africa Gihahn Cloete Tshwane Spartans 10 10 330 33.00 113.79 80 0 4 38 5
South Africa Faf du Plessis Paarl Rocks 8 8 318 53.00 156.65 76 0 4 33 7

Most wickets[edit]

Player[19] Team Mat Inns Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
South Africa Duanne Olivier Jozi Stars 8 8 18 3/30 12.88 7.86 9.8 0 0
Sri Lanka Jeevan Mendis Tshwane Spartans 9 9 16 4/22 16.62 8.26 12.0 1 0
South Africa Lutho Sipamla Tshwane Spartans 10 10 16 3/19 20.56 8.89 13.8 0 0
South Africa Kagiso Rabada Jozi Stars 8 8 12 4/27 18.58 7.07 15.7 1 0
South Africa Dale Steyn Paarl Rocks 8 8 11 2/21 18.81 6.67 16.9 0 0

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