Gallery: First XI vs George at Robertson, 2 Nov 2019

With Cape Town having elected to bat first, opener William Hantam was quickly out of the blocks with an early six and two fours, eventually going on to make the match’s top-score of 31.

Tristan Coetzee added 25 from 27 balls for Cape Town to keep the run rate at the run-a-ball mark for the first 15 overs.

George off-spinner Ayabonga Anthony threatened to overturn Cape Town’s apple cart with three wickets in his first two overs as the innings drew to a close.

Neil Hornbuckle’s off-breaks also struck twice as Cape Town lost their way somewhat at the death, losing five wickets in six overs.

King of the reverse-sweep, Matthew Olsen used both it and the orthodox slog-sweep to brilliant effect in the final over, smashing three sixes and two fours to instantly transform a middling total into a challenging one.

Matthew Olsen immediately followed-up his six-ball blitz of 26 not out by opening the bowling with his off-breaks – and then dismissing both George opening batsmen in his first over.

Darren Rolfe did the same trick with two wickets in his first over as well, leaving George a mountain to climb as their reply crumbled to 17-4 – Rolfe going on to eventually complete a T20 best return of 4-6.

Jaco Fourie provided the sole resistance of any lasting measure for George, batting through to the ultimate capitulation for an undefeated 29.

Cape Town left-arm spinner Bradley Petersen further eroded the George middle order with two scalps of his own during the middle overs.

Cape Town successfully complete their first T20 Community Cup match with a comprehensive 59-run win over South Western Districts’ T20 champion side George.

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