SA’ners give Seattle a kick


The USA is known for big bowls, big hamburgers and now also big sixes. Some of the world’s leading cricketers are in action at the Major League Cricket tournament (MCL) and a few South Africans are making it big.

Wayne Parnell, Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klaasen played a cracking hit for the Seattle Orcas in their head-to-head clash against Faf du Plessis and David Miller’s Texas Super Kings.

Parnell undoubtedly led from the front to bowl out the Super Kings for 127 runs. The left-handed fast bowler boasts a bowling analysis of 5/20 and he sent Miller and Dwayne Bravo back to the dressing room, among others.

Du Plessis was clean bowled by Australia’s Andrew Tye for 13 runs, while Devon Conway, his South African-born opening partner, was taken out by Imad Wasim with the first delivery of the match.

Quinton de Kock (53 runs from 36 balls) and Heinrich Klaasen (42 from 21 balls) then built on Parnell’s good performance and the Orcas finished the match with eight wickets.

  • Scorecard Summary:

Texas Super Kings 127/10 in 20 overs: Dwayne Bravo 39, Daniel Sams 26 and Wayne Parnell 5/20.

Seattle Orcas 128/2 in 16 overs: Quinton de Kock 53, Heinrich Klaasen 42* and Mitchell Santner 1/15.