Sport Staff
1 minute read
24 Sep 2019
9:25 am

WATCH: Catch all the live action from LMS cricket SA’s Gauteng Super Series

Sport Staff

This fascinating format of the game is gaining popularity and is well worth watching!

The inaugural Last Man Stands Gauteng Super Series concludes on Tuesday with its knockouts.

Six squads of 10 players each were selected at a draft evening last month, based on the regional rankings of players.

Owners of the six teams – the Northern Kings, Johannesburg Phantoms, Lenasia Rockets, Sandton Sluggers, West Rand Foo Dogs and Pretoria Pride – picked their squads in a draft system.

They were also allowed a wildcard that didn’t necessarily have to come from the ranked players.

Catch the action live right here.

West Rand Foo Dogs vs Sandton Sluggers

LIVE: West Rand Foo Dogs vs Sandton Sluggers, Gauteng Super Series 2019 – Final

Posted by Last Man Stands on Tuesday, 24 September 2019

West Rand Foo Dogs vs Lenasia Rockets

LIVE: West Rand Foo Dogs vs Lenasia Rockets, Gauteng Super Series 2019 – Semi Final 2

Posted by Last Man Stands on Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Northern Kings vs Sandton Sluggers

LIVE: Northern Kings vs Sandton Sluggers, Gauteng Super Series 2019 – Semi Final 1

Posted by Last Man Stands on Tuesday, 24 September 2019

So what is Last Man Stands? It is a 20-over-a-side cricket format that pits eight players per side against each other. If a team loses seven wickets in an innings, the remaining batsman continues to bat without a partner, instead of being
stranded (according to the normal Laws of Cricket, a batsman cannot bat without a partner).

Five-ball overs, double plays (much like baseball) and 12 runs for a six – a home run – off the final ball of the innings are other variations.

The six teams are split into two groups of three teams, where they will each play two matches on Sunday – at 9.30am, noon and 2.30pm.

The bottom team of each group will fall out, with the remaining four teams contesting the semifinals, and then the final on Tuesday.

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