2018 Africa T20 Cup

The 2018 Africa T20 Cup was the fourth and final 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]

Africa T20 Cup
Dates14 – 24 September 2018
Administrator(s)Cricket South Africa
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Group stage, playoffs
Host(s) South Africa
ChampionsGauteng (1st title)
Participants20
Matches played43
Most runsMarco Marais (359)
Most wicketsNandre Burger (11)
2017
2019

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]

For the next season, the tournament was replaced with the returning CSA Provincial T20 Cup, last played in the 2015–16 season, and featuring only the South African domestic provincial teams.[19][20]

Pool AEdit

SquadsEdit

  Easterns[21]   Uganda[22]   KwaZulu-Natal[23]   KwaZulu-Natal Inland[24]   Western Province[25]

Points tableEdit

Team[26] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  Easterns 4 3 1 0 0 14 +1.732
  KwaZulu-Natal 4 3 1 0 0 12 +0.308
  Uganda 4 2 2 0 0 9 –1.403
  KwaZulu-Natal Inland 4 1 3 0 0 5 +0.212
  Western Province 4 1 3 0 0 5 –0.979

FixturesEdit

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal  
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  
173/6 (20 overs)
v
  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 Makaka (Western Province) all made their T20 debuts.

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Easterns  
183/8 (20 overs)
v
  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  
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  
195/5 (20 overs)
v
  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  
152/7 (20 overs)
v
  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  
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  
220/3 (20 overs)
v
  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  
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  
130 (19.5 overs)
v
  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 BEdit

SquadsEdit

  Free State[27]   Gauteng[28]   Northerns[29]   South Western Districts[30]   Zimbabwe Select[31]

Points tableEdit

Team[26] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  Gauteng 4 3 1 0 0 15 +2.129
  Northerns 4 3 1 0 0 13 +0.569
  Zimbabwe Select 4 3 1 0 0 13 –0.630
  Free State 4 1 3 0 0 4 –0.761
  South Western Districts 4 0 4 0 0 0 –1.387

FixturesEdit

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Northerns  
150/4 (20 overs)
v
  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
  Gauteng
53/3 (7.4 overs)
Gauteng won by 7 wickets
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn

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

14 September 2018
13:30
Scorecard
Free State  
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  
174/8 (20 overs)
v
  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  
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  
156/7 (20 overs)
v
  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  
120/9 (20 overs)
v
  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  
136 (19 overs)
v
  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  
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 CEdit

SquadsEdit

  Border[32]   Eastern Province[33]   Kenya[34]   Mpumalanga[35]   Namibia[36]

Points tableEdit

Team[26] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  Border 4 3 1 0 0 13 +1.573
  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
  Mpumalanga 4 0 4 0 0 0 –1.441

FixturesEdit

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Eastern Province  
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  
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  
193/4 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
197/5 (19.4 overs)
Namibia won by 5 wickets
Police Park, East London

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

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Mpumalanga  
175/5 (20 overs)
v
  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  
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
  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
  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  
137/7 (20 overs)
v
  Border
141/7 (19 overs)
Border won by 3 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Border won the toss and elected to field.

Pool DEdit

SquadsEdit

  Boland[37]   Limpopo[38]   Nigeria[39]   Northern Cape[40]   North West[41]

Points tableEdit

Team[26] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  North West 4 3 1 0 0 14 +2.311
  Boland 4 3 1 0 0 14 +2.101
  Northern Cape 4 3 1 0 0 14 –0.792
  Limpopo 4 1 3 0 0 5 –1.869
  Nigeria 4 0 4 0 0 0 –4.205

FixturesEdit

14 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Nigeria  
131/8 (20 overs)
v
  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  
125/5 (20 overs)
v
  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  
162/8 (20 overs)
v
  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  
98/9 (20 overs)
v
  Boland
104/3 (15.2 overs)
Boland won by 7 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl

15 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
North West  
130/6 (20 overs)
v
  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
  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  
262/4 (20 overs)
v
  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
  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
  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  
141/8 (20 overs)
v
  Boland
142/6 (16.5 overs)
Boland won by 4 wickets
Boland Park, Paarl
  • Boland won the toss and elected to field.

FinalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

23 September 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Gauteng  
171/5 (20 overs)
v
  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  
134/9 (20 overs)
v
  Border
135/3 (13.4 overs)
Border won by 7 wickets
Buffalo Park, East London
  • Easterns won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

24 September 2018
10:00
Scorecard
Border  
130 (20 overs)
v
  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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External linksEdit