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SEC vs DSG SA20 Final: Newlands Cape Town Pitch Report & T20 Records and Stats

SEC vs DSG SA20 Final: Newlands Cape Town Pitch Report & T20 Records and Stats

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The defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC) have once again secured a spot in the SA20 finals, setting the stage for an intense showdown against the formidable Durban Super Giants (DSG). Despite a setback against Sunrisers in Qualifier 1, Durban Super Giants, led by Keshav Maharaj, bounced back with a convincing victory over Joburg Super Kings in Qualifier 2, winning by a margin of 69 runs.

With a wealth of experience in handling pressure situations, Sunrisers will be confident heading into the finals. Their pace duo, Marco Jansen and Ottniel Baartman, proved instrumental in Qualifier 1, each claiming four wickets and dismantling the Durban batting lineup. While Dawid Malan and Markram displayed promising form with the bat, there is still room for improvement in their overall performance.

SEC vs DSG SA20 Final: Newlands Cape Town Pitch Report Today Match 2024

The Newlands surface is known to favor bowlers, setting the stage for an intriguing battle between bat and ball. With scores of over 165 often proving decisive, the contest is expected to be closely fought. Opting to bat first could hold the key to success, as setting a challenging total early on can significantly influence the outcome of the final match.

SEC vs DSG SA20 Final: Newlands Cape Town T20 Records and Stats

Newlands, located in Cape Town, South Africa, has hosted 21 T20 International matches between September 12, 2007, and December 1, 2020. The ground has witnessed a relatively balanced outcome, with the home side winning 5 matches (23.81%), the touring side clinching victory in 9 matches (42.86%), and neutral teams emerging victorious in 7 matches (33.33%).

Interestingly, matches at Newlands have seen a higher success rate for teams batting second, with 15 wins (71.43%) compared to 6 wins (28.57%) for teams batting first. Despite this trend, winning the toss has not guaranteed success, with both winning and losing the toss resulting in 9 wins each (42.86% each).

The highest individual innings at Newlands was an unbeaten 99 by D J Malan of England on December 1, 2020, against South Africa. The best bowling performance belongs to S R Clark of Australia, who claimed 4 wickets for 20 runs on September 20, 2007, against Sri Lanka.

The highest team innings recorded at Newlands was 193/5 by Australia on February 26, 2020, against South Africa, while the lowest team total was 96 runs by South Africa on the same day against Australia.

The highest successful run chase achieved at Newlands was 192/1 by England on December 1, 2020, against South Africa.

On average, teams have scored 157 runs batting first at Newlands, with an average of 25.42 runs per wicket and 7.99 runs per over.

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CityCape Town
CountrySouth Africa
First T20 Match12/09/2007
Last T20 Match01/12/2020
Matches Played21
Matches Won by Home Side5 (23.81%)
Matches Won by Touring Side9 (42.86%)
Matches Won by Neutral Side7 (33.33%)
Matches Won Batting First6 (28.57%)
Matches Won Batting Second15 (71.43%)
Matches Won Winning Toss9 (42.86%)
Matches Won Losing Toss12 (57.14%)
Matches Tied0 (0.00%)
Matches with No Result0 (0.00%)
Highest Individual Innings99*D J Malan (England)01/12/2020 v South Africa
Best Bowling4/20S R Clark (Australia)20/09/2007 v Sri Lanka
Highest Team Innings193/5 (Australia)26/02/2020 v South Africa
Lowest Team Innings96 (South Africa)26/02/2020 v Australia
Highest Run Chase Achieved192/1 (England)01/12/2020 v South Africa
Average Runs per Wicket25.42
Average Runs per Over7.99
Average Score Batting First157

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