South Africa Domestic: CSA Provincial T20 Challenge – Final - Eastern Province v Northerns – Match Update

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South Africa Domestic: CSA Provincial T20 Challenge – Final - Eastern Province v Northerns – Match Update
Northerns 154 v Eastern Province 138 - Northerns won by 16 runs
In the final of’s domestic CSA Provincial T20 Challenge, Northerns beat Eastern Province by 16 runs on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth.
After winning the toss, Eastern Province chose to field first in a bid to give their bowlers a go at the Northerns batsmen.
The fielding side made early inroads when they grabbed Northerns first wicket with only seven runs on the board as opener,, perished after scoring only three runs. The wicket was taken by 22-year-old spinner Simon Harmer in the second over of the match.
Next to go was number-three batsman,, who was dismissed after scoring only two runs. At the time of his demise, the batting side had posted only nine runs on the board.
The arrival of middle-order batsman, to leave the fielding side in complete disarray.
The two batsmen launched a remarkable resurgence as they took the sting out of the Eastern Province bowling attack, which was running wild before this partnership.
With 112 runs on the board, it was time for Davids to take a walk back to the pavilion as he was dismissed by spinner Brad Dolley after playing a superb innings of 70 runs off 47 deliveries.
The demise of Davids gave Eastern Province bowlers an opportunity to climb back in the match as they grabbed another wicket when Graeme Buuren (1) perished in the 17th over with 115 runs on the board.
Later, Behardien also fell on the penultimate delivery of the 19th over after playing a resilient innings of 46 runs off 44 deliveries.
In the end, the side managed to pile 154 runs in 20 overs, giving Eastern Province a tally of 155 runs to win.
Coming out to bat, Eastern Province had a steady start to their innings as the top order batted well. However, Northerns bowlers restricted them from successfully chasing the total as the batting side could muster only 138 runs at the end of their 20 overs for the loss of nine wickets.
From Northerns, medium-pacer was the highest wicket taker with three wickets to his name. 



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