Gallery: First XI vs Durbanville at Newlands, 27 Oct 2019

Despite Cape Town having lost a wicket in the first over of the match, number three bat Mathew Goles hit the ground running to smash 37 runs from his first 17 balls faced.

Another ball goes soaring towards the boundary rope as Mathew Goles charges to a 30-ball half-century – eventually finishing with 66 from 41 balls.

Initially content to sit back and watch Mathew Goles bat in their second-wicket stand of 91 in 12½ overs, Cape Town opening bat William Hantam finally got into the act as well by smashing 17 off an over.

Tristan Coetzee kept the momentum going for Cape Town with an inventive 21 from 13 balls.

Wicket-keeper/batsman Clinton Botha added a six and two fours in his own quickfire 22 from 15 balls as Cape Town hammered 91 from ther last ten overs.

Durbanville skipper Nathan Swartz bowled a fine final over of the innings, claiming wickets off the first two balls and conceding just three runs.

Jean Marais cracked three fours in a six across the course of two consecutive overs at the top of the Durbanville reply.

As the rain begins to fall, Darren Rolfe claimed a crucial wicket to put Durbanville behind the asking rate – and then bagged another when play briefly resumed to keep Cape Town ahead.

Play is finally abandoned after a second rain delay of some 45 minutes long killed off any hope of a resumption in play – and Cape Town are through to their first AMA20/20 Final since the 2012/13 season.

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