AB de Villiers captained the Eagles team, completing his half-century in just 21 balls. He played a stormy innings of 61 off 24 balls which played a key role in the Eagles winning the gold medal.
Edited By Tarun Vats | Agencies Updated: 18 Jul 2020, 11:12:00 PM IST
- Former South African veteran cricketer AB de Villiers hit a half-century off 21 balls.
- In the 3 TC Solidarity Cup, the team captained by De Villiers won the gold medal
- Kites' team gets silver medal, Kingfisher's team gets bronze medal
- The tournament also marked the beginning of the cricket season in South Africa.
Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers, one of the world's greatest batsmen, once again came on the field and showed amazing. He again showed on Saturday why he is considered one of the most explosive batsmen in the world. De Villiers hit a half-century off 21 balls to help his team Eagles win the gold medal on Saturday in the 3 TC Solidarity Cup at the Super Sport Park ground here.
De Villiers, who retired from international cricket, returned to the field after a long time. He completed his half-century in just 21 balls while captaining the Eagles team and played a stormy innings of 61 runs in 24 balls.
The Eagles scored 160 runs in 12 overs thanks to De Villiers' innings. In the first half, where the Kites scored 58 runs for the loss of one wicket, the Kingfishers added 56 runs for two wickets.
In this way, the Kingfishers failed to reach the second half and the second half was played between the Eagles and the Bites. De Villiers's team batted first in the second round as they scored the most runs in the first half and scored 94 runs at the loss of three wickets. In this way, the total score of the Eagles was 160 for four wickets in 12 overs. Aiden Markram scored 70 runs.
Chasing the target, the Kites' team managed only 138 runs for three wickets in 12 overs. In this way, where the Eagles won the gold medal, the team of Kites had to be satisfied with the silver medal. The team of Kingfishers received the Bronze medal.
The tournament also saw the start of the cricket season in South Africa after being suspended due to Covid-19on Saturday. Meanwhile, all the players also sat on their knees, supporting 'Black Lives Matter'.