Gallery: First XI vs Green Point at Green Point, 27 Feb 2021 March 7, 2021 admin News 0 Matters began well for Cape Town, with an early run out and initial pressure restricting Green Point to 8-1 from the first six overs. Green Point opening bat Patrick van Niekerk put the home side’s innings firmly on track forwards after a slightly shaky start, hitting a boundary-studded half-century at a-run-a-ball. Muneer Alexander played the perfect foil to Patrick van Niekerk’s forceful knock, compiling a composed fifty of his own in a 96-run stand for the second wicket in 16 overs. Patrick van Niekerk reaches his fifty for Green Point, from just 48 balls faced – en route to 63 from 64 balls in all. Muneer Alexander reaches his own half-century from 73 balls, as Green Point take full control of proceedings. Cape Town’s franchise leg-spinner Dyllan Matthews was the only visiting bowler to taste success on the day, bagging the scalps of the first two home team half-centurions. Gerhard Jansen van Vuuren helped stabilise the Green Point innings during the middle overs, contributing 22 runs. Green Point’s franchise wicket-keeper Brendon Louw scored fluently from the outset to anchor the second half of the home team’s innings, reaching a fifty of his own. Green Point skipper Adam Scher provided the required momentum in the closing overs, striking a rapid succession of boundaries. Brendon Louw is congratulated by his captain upon reaching his fifty in the penultimate over of the Green Point innings. Adam Scher reached his own 33-ball fifty off the final ball of the Green Point innings, powering his side to a dominant total. With Cape Town chasing an unlikely 254 for victory, opening bowler Josh Savage quickly put the skids under Cape Town’s reply by dismissing both openers in his initial spell. Lerato Kgoatle hit some crunching blows in his all-boundary knock of 20 for Cape Town, but didn’t last long enough to make a meaningful impact. Kyle Karsten put the result beyond doubt by destroying Cape Town’s middle order, his medium-pacers claiming three wickets in his first two overs. Lloyd Wingrove had license to hit out from a hopeless position, hitting six fours in quick succession in his unbeaten 39 from 42 balls for Cape Town. The match reaches its destined conclusion after Cape Town are bundled out in just half of their allotted overs, sealing a crushing win for the home side.