Road Safety Series: Johan Botha returned the clocks as he shone in a fine display of bowling to lead South Africa Legends to their first win in the Road Safety World Series. South Africa Legends showed their best and defeated New Zealand legends by 9 wickets at the Green Park in Kanpur. It was match No.4 of the T20 league of former cricketers.
John Botha bowled a superb spell of his bowling as he outfoxed New Zealand batsmen, including their captain, Ross Taylor, who retired from the international cricket in April 2022. He was playing international matches for New Zealand 5 months ago. Ross Taylor showed a poor performance with the bat. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat in their first match of the season.
New Zealand scored 99 for 8 in 20 overs. Brownlie was the top-scoring batsman for New Zealand with his 48. Wicketkeeper Garesh Hopkins was the second batsman who scored in double digits, other batsmen had a sorry figure. Ross Taylor dismissed by Botha in the 5th over of the match. He scored just 4 runs. New Zealand’s middle order also failed to score runs because South Africa dominated with the ball throughout the match.
South Africa chased down the score in 13.3 overs
Andrew Puttick scored a fifty off 36 balls and South Africa chased down the target of 100 in just 13.3 overs, registered their first win of the tournament. It was good come back from Jonty Rhodes, they faced 61-run defeat to Sachin Tendulkar’s India Legends in the first match of Road Safety Series.