‘Even the bus driver helped us’ – Jozi Stars hail their teamwork

Whichever way one looks at it, the franchise was probably a deserving winner of the inaugural Mzansi Super League title.

Jozi Stars' captain Dane Vilas says he could not have asked anymore from his team after they romped to victory in the inaugural Mzansi Super League (MSL) title by thumping the Cape Town Blitz by eight wickets in the final at Newlands.

‘Even the bus driver helped us’ – Jozi Stars hail their teamwork
‘Even the bus driver helped us’ – Jozi Stars hail their teamwork

‘Even the bus driver helped us’ – Jozi Stars hail their teamwork

Whichever way one looks at it, the franchise was probably a deserving winner of the inaugural Mzansi Super League title.

We dish out Mzansi Super League awards!

We dish out Mzansi Super League awards!

From Nono Pongolo to AB de Villiers, here are the things and players that made the first edition of South Africa’s T20 tournament notable.
Awkward Twitter moment livens up MSL T20 final aftermath

Awkward Twitter moment livens up MSL T20 final aftermath

Jozi Stars spinner Simon Harmer and Cape Town Blitz Ashwell Prince have buried the hatchet … from a certain point of view.
Ruthless Stars gallop to first MSL title

Ruthless Stars gallop to first MSL title

Johannesburg’s well-balanced franchise skillfully exploit the brittle Cape Town Blitz’s batting as South African cricket savour a promising first T20 tournament.
Jozi Stars reach MSL final by default as rain strikes

Jozi Stars reach MSL final by default as rain strikes

Enoch Nkwe’s troops finished higher on the log than their opponents in the eliminator, the Paarl Rocks.
Ottis would probably cry if another Proteas quick gets struck down

Ottis would probably cry if another Proteas quick gets struck down

The national cricket coach ‘doesn’t want to think about that’ as the side goes into the Test series against Pakistan with only three fit fast bowlers.
Albie outshines AB as Heat gain consolation win

Albie outshines AB as Heat gain consolation win

The enigmatic veteran all-rounder shows his value in a match where a win didn’t seem likely for the MSL’s wooden spoonist.
Dynamic Delport carries Rocks into MSL playoff

Dynamic Delport carries Rocks into MSL playoff

The left-hander takes advantage of a let-off to help his franchise beat their bonus point target against the NMB Giants.
Pongolo and Christian headline another record-breaking Stars night

Pongolo and Christian headline another record-breaking Stars night

As a result, the Johannesburg franchise of the MSL have reached the playoffs.
The MSL’s Jukskei derby a shootout for playoff places

The MSL’s Jukskei derby a shootout for playoff places

The Jozi Stars are without their overseas marquee Chris Gayle for the clash against the Tshwane Spartans, but they haven’t exactly needed him.
De Kock dominates as Blitz reach MSL playoffs

De Kock dominates as Blitz reach MSL playoffs

The Proteas left-hander continues his magnificent form as Paarl Rocks slump alarmingly from a good start.
Ragged Jozi Stars scrape a thriller

Ragged Jozi Stars scrape a thriller

Keeping a cool head, Nono Pongolo proves an unlikely hero with two vital sixes to guide his side to a victory over the Durban Heat.
Proteas groom the ‘new’ Amla by picking Zubayr Hamza

Proteas groom the ‘new’ Amla by picking Zubayr Hamza

The Cape Cobras star has been a consistent run-maker in domestic cricket and plays a similar game to South Africa’s bearded veteran.
Spartans stay alive after a nervy win

Spartans stay alive after a nervy win

AB de Villiers’ troops just find enough oomph to overcome the Paarl Rocks on an uncharacteristically slow Centurion surface.
I’m in the form of my life, admits red-hot Reeza

I’m in the form of my life, admits red-hot Reeza

But the fantastic feat of scoring three consecutive T20 centuries wasn’t even something the legendary Chris Gayle could help him think about.
‘I’ll probably just let AB do the batting’

‘I’ll probably just let AB do the batting’

England captain, Eoin Morgan, lays out his simple strategy when he walks out to bat for the Tshwane Spartans in the MSL.
How badly do the Mzansi franchises need their overseas marquees?

How badly do the Mzansi franchises need their overseas marquees?

Some star power is set to light up South Africa’s T20 league for the next week or so, but in some cases teams have done fine without them.
Rabada hits top form … by accident

Rabada hits top form … by accident

The Proteas bowling spearhead had an outstanding weekend in the MSL, as did the unstoppable run-machine Reeza Hendricks.
Magnificent De Kock single-handedly carries Blitz to victory

Magnificent De Kock single-handedly carries Blitz to victory

The Proteas opener scores 62% of his side’s runs, laying the platform for his attack to dominate a struggling Spartans line-up.
Proteas star on a night of records at the Wanderers

Proteas star on a night of records at the Wanderers

Reeza Hendricks and Kagiso Rabada both leave their marks on the MSL as they spearhead a big Jozi Stars win over the Durban Heat.
Veteran Davids goes into overdrive as Rocks win

Veteran Davids goes into overdrive as Rocks win

The 38-year-old remains as dynamic as ever in lifting his side off the bottom of the MSL table in a match badly affected by rain.

Elgar reminds Proteas of his versatility with starring role

South Africa’s Test opener shows again he’s no one-trick pony as his anchor innings leads the Tshwane Spartans to a MSL win over the Jozi Stars.
It’s the battle of egos that make MSL compelling, says De Bruyn

It’s the battle of egos that make MSL compelling, says De Bruyn

It’s certainly an interesting take from the Proteas Test batsman…
Trust, corporate governance issues stifling North West Cricket

Trust, corporate governance issues stifling North West Cricket

Things have become so muddled that the union has asked for Cricket South Africa to provide guidance.
Fantastic Faf helps Rocks break their drought

Fantastic Faf helps Rocks break their drought

The Proteas skipper shows all his class in making sure a high-quality bowling display, led by Bjorn Fortuin, doesn’t go a begging against the rampant Cape Town Blitz.
Clinical Giants stroll to victory

Clinical Giants stroll to victory

The men from Port Elizabeth shine in all departments as the Durban Heat are swatted aside with disdain.

 

 

 

 

 

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