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‘Simply Outplayed’ – Twitter rejoices as South Africa Legends comprehensively beat New Zealand Legends

Andrew Puttick top scored for the South African Legends.
South Africa Legends
South Africa Legends: (Image Source: Twitter)

The fourth match of the Road Safety World Series took place yesterday in Green Park at Kanpur. This was the second match for the South Africa Legends and a maiden appearance for the New Zealand Legends in this competition. New Zealand Legends won the toss and opted to bat first on a good batting surface.

The South Africa Legends were right on the money with the ball in hand. Johan Botha struck twice and dismissed Aaron Redmond, who was caught by Jack Rudolph, and Anton Devcich in the space of 7 balls.

Dean Brownlie played a good innings under pressure, scoring a run-a-ball 48 with four boundaries and 1 six. He was the only one who hung in there and got a good score against his name. Johan Botha came back and picked up two more in the form of Ross Taylor and Neil Broom.

Tshabalala got Jacob Oram stumped and Craig McMillan was caught by Eddie Leie. In the end, New Zealand were completely hypnotized by the South African bowlers and, thus, scored a paltry 99 for 8 in their 20 overs. The chase was a bright and breezy one for the South African Legends as they romped home and completed the target in just 13.3 overs.

Morne van Wynk went early as he scored just 2 boundaries in his 14 off 23 balls. Andrew Puttick tore into the New Zealand bowling attack, scoring a sublime 51 from 36 balls with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes. Alviro Petersen gave him good company and played the perfect second fiddle by scoring 29 from 23 balls with 1 four and 1 six.

Neil Broom was taken apart by the South African Legends batters as he leaked 28 runs from just 2.3 overs. Bruce Martin went for 22 runs, although he picked up the wicket of Wan Wynk in his spell. It was a comprehensive performance by the South African Legends who gave a royal thrashing to the New Zealand Legends.

Twitter was abuzz, let us take a look at the reactions here-

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