2017 Africa T20 Cup

The 2017 Africa T20 Cup was the third edition of the Africa T20 Cup, a Twenty20 cricket tournament. It was held in South Africa from 25 August to 25 September 2017, as a curtain-raiser to the 2017–18 South African domestic season.[1] Organised by Cricket South Africa, it featured thirteen South African provincial teams, as well as national representative sides of Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe.[2][3]

Africa T20 Cup
Dates25 August – 25 September 2017
Administrator(s)Cricket South Africa
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Group stage, playoffs
Host(s) South Africa
ChampionsKwaZulu-Natal Inland (1st title)
Participants16
Matches played27
Most runsSarel Erwee (231)
Most wicketsWihan Lubbe (7)
Nelson Odhiambo (7)
Shadley van Schalkwyk (7)
2016
2018

The sixteen participating teams were split into four pools of four, with the teams from each pool playing all of their matches at one ground across a single weekend.[2] Defending champions Eastern Province were drawn in Pool B.

Namibia won all three games in Group A, progressing to the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time.[4] Gauteng also progressed to the semi-finals for the first time, after winning Group B.[5] They topped the table with a bonus-point win in their final group match, knocking out defending champions Eastern Province in the process.[5] In Group C, Free State progressed, after beating Northern Cape by 62 runs in the final match of the group.[6] KwaZulu-Natal Inland progressed from Group D after beating Border by six wickets in their final group fixture.[7]

In the first semi-final, KwaZulu-Natal Inland beat Gauteng by 8 wickets to progress to the final.[8] They were joined in the final with Free State, who beat Namibia by 10 wickets. Andries Gous scored a century, the second-ever in the Africa T20 Cup.[9]

KwaZulu-Natal Inland won the tournament, beating Free State by 6 wickets in the final.[10]

Pool AEdit

SquadsEdit

  Easterns   Namibia[11]   South Western Districts   Western Province[11]

Points tableEdit

Team[12] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  Namibia 3 3 0 0 0 12 +0.621
  South Western Districts 3 2 1 0 0 8 +0.192
  Easterns 3 1 2 0 0 4 –0.125
  Western Province 3 0 3 0 0 0 –0.733

FixturesEdit

25 August 2017
12:45
Scorecard
Western Province  
121 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
122/2 (18.2 overs)
Namibia won by 8 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

25 August 2017
16:30
Scorecard
South Western Districts  
146/5 (20 overs)
v
  Easterns
140/7 (20 overs)
South Western Districts won by 6 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

26 August 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Western Province  
121/5 (20 overs)
v
  South Western Districts
125/5 (17.5 overs)
South Western Districts won by 5 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • South Western Districts won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mthiwekhaya Nabe (Western Province) made his T20 debut.

26 August 2017
13:00
Scorecard
Easterns  
149/4 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
150/3 (18.3 overs)
Namibia won by 7 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

27 August 2017
09:30
Scorecard
South Western Districts  
104/7 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
105/4 (18.1 overs)
Namibia won by 6 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

27 August 2017
13:00
Scorecard
Easterns  
163/8 (20 overs)
v
  Western Province
152 (18.2 overs)
Easterns won by 11 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Western Province won the toss and elected to field.

Pool BEdit

SquadsEdit

  Eastern Province[13]   Gauteng[13]   North West[14]   Northerns[14]

Points tableEdit

Team[12] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  Gauteng 3 2 1 0 0 10 +0.946
  Eastern Province 3 2 1 0 0 9 +0.178
  North West 3 1 2 0 0 5 +0.169
  Northerns 3 1 2 0 0 4 –1.326

FixturesEdit

1 September 2017
12:45
Scorecard
Gauteng  
140/6 (20 overs)
v
  Eastern Province
143/4 (19 overs)
Eastern Province won by 6 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

1 September 2017
16:30
Scorecard
Northerns  
145/8 (20 overs)
v
  North West
142/4 (20 overs)
Northerns won by 3 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

2 September 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Northerns  
141/3 (20 overs)
v
  Gauteng
142/2 (15.5 overs)
Gauteng won by 8 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

2 September 2017
13:00
Scorecard
North West  
143/8 (20 overs)
v
  Eastern Province
102 (19.1 overs)
North West won by 41 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • North West won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Jade de Klerk (Eastern Province) made his T20 debut.

3 September 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Northerns  
98 (19.2 overs)
v
  Eastern Province
101/3 (14 overs)
Eastern Province won by 7 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Northerns won the toss and elected to bat.

3 September 2017
13:30
Scorecard
North West  
128/6 (20 overs)
v
  Gauteng
129/4 (16 overs)
Gauteng won by 6 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • North West won the toss and elected to bat.

Pool CEdit

SquadsEdit

  Free State[15]   Kenya[15]   KwaZulu-Natal[16]   Northern Cape[16]

Points tableEdit

Team[12] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  Free State 3 2 1 0 0 10 +1.420
  Kenya 3 2 1 0 0 8 –0.008
  KwaZulu-Natal 3 1 2 0 0 5 –0.208
  Northern Cape 3 1 2 0 0 4 –1.108

FixturesEdit

8 September 2017
12:45
Scorecard
Free State  
147/7 (20 overs)
v
  Kenya
149/4 (18.2 overs)
Kenya won by 6 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley

8 September 2017
16:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal  
128/7 (20 overs)
v
  Northern Cape
129/4 (19.1 overs)
Northern Cape won by 6 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley

9 September 2017
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal  
120/7 (20 overs)
v
  Free State
122/1 (15.3 overs)
Free State won by 9 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Free State won the toss and elected to field.

9 September 2017
13:30
Scorecard
Northern Cape  
148/5 (20 overs)
v
  Kenya
149/5 (18.4 overs)
Kenya won by 5 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

10 September 2017
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal  
116 (19.4 overs)
v
  Kenya
92 (18.2 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 24 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

10 September 2017
13:30
Scorecard
Free State  
139/6 (20 overs)
v
  Northern Cape
77 (16.4 overs)
Free State won by 62 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Northern Cape won the toss and elected to field.
  • Richard Ntumka (Northern Cape) made his T20 debut.

Pool DEdit

SquadsEdit

  Boland[17]   Border[17]   KwaZulu-Natal Inland[18]   Zimbabwe[18]

Points tableEdit

Team[12] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  KwaZulu-Natal Inland 3 2 0 0 1 10 +0.815
  Boland 3 1 0 0 2 9 +3.877
  Border 3 0 1 0 2 4 –0.747
  Zimbabwe 3 0 2 0 1 2 –2.188

FixturesEdit

15 September 2017
12:45
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
165/7 (20 overs)
v
  KwaZulu-Natal Inland
166/7 (18.1 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 3 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London

15 September 2017
16:30
Scorecard
Boland  
28/0 (4 overs)
v

16 September 2017
09:30
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Buffalo Park, East London
  • No toss.

16 September 2017
13:00
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Buffalo Park, East London
  • No toss.

17 September 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
76 (13.4 overs)
v
  Boland
79/0 (8.5 overs)
Boland won by 10 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Boland won the toss and elected to field.

17 September 2017
13:00
Scorecard
Border  
164/7 (20 overs)
v
  KwaZulu-Natal Inland
170/4 (19 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 6 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland won the toss and elected to field.

FinalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

24 September 2017
09:30
Scorecard
Gauteng  
110/8 (20 overs)
v
  KwaZulu-Natal Inland
111/2 (14.4 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 8 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland won the toss and elected to field.

24 September 2017
13:00
Scorecard
Namibia  
163/3 (20 overs)
v
  Free State
166/0 (17.3 overs)
Free State won by 10 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Free State won the toss and elected to field.

FinalEdit

25 September 2017
10:00
Scorecard
Free State  
128/5 (20 overs)
v
  KwaZulu-Natal Inland
129/4 (17.5 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 6 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland won the toss and elected to field.

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