They picked up two wins in a row, while UCT suffered a winless run on Tuesday. UCT won the toss and batted first but were never in the game and lost their first four wickets in the first five overs.
NMMU captain Lloyd Brown picked up two wickets for just 11 and Anrich Nortje ended on 2/22. At one stage, UCT were 82/8 after a brilliant catch by Brown to dismiss UCT’s Stuart Cox in the Power Plus over. NMMU’s Edward Moore was a testament to the old adage: catches win matches, claiming a couple of blinders in the field.
UCT eventually managed to score a low 113 all out, losing eight wickets to the safe hands of NMMU in the field. It was an uncharacteristically shaky start for the Madibaz, as they lost three quick wickets early on. Hanno Kotze looked firm, but his wickets were rattled by Jordan Leppan. Leppan also dismissed Matthew Christensen in the space of a few balls to leave NMMU at 29/3.
Luckily, Brown and Onke Nyaku (31) held the innings together with smart and sensible batting. Their 56-run partnership took the game out of UCT’s grasp. David Geard claimed Nyaku’s wicket but it was all over when NMMU took the Power Pkus over in the penultimate over, to secure victory.