In the ongoing Mzansi Super League, South Africa’s Gregory Mahlokwana amazed everyone with his bowling with both the arms. He not only bowled with both arms but also picked up a wicket while doing so during his side Cape Town Blitz’s game against Durban Heat on Monday. He dismissed two batsmen by bowling with his left and right hand respectively as his side won the game by 10 runs.
Mahlokwana started off bowling as a right-handed spinner in the match when he got his first wicket in the form of Sarel Erwee, the Durban Heat opener. In the 8th over of the game, Mahlokwana’s flighted delivery went straight into the safe hands of George Linde at covers, who made no mistakes while taking the catch making sure the dismissal of the batsman on 16 off 23 balls.
He returned in his next over, flipped the ball to his left hand and knocked over the stumps of the captain of opposition team Dane Vilas. The spinner then changed his stance while bowling against right-handers later in the innings as he was seen bowling with his left hand. He picked up the wicket of right-handed batsman Dane Vilas on the 5th ball of the tenth over as he was clean bowled by his quick delivery while bowling with his left-hand. His special skills amazed every fan in the stadium.
Mahlokwana had bowled three overs in the game and finished with the figures of 2/26. He helped his team restrict Durban Heat within 164 while chasing their target of 175 runs. As far as the game is concerned, batting first, Cape Town Blitz put up a good total of 174 runs on the board after the crucial knocks of 43 runs each from both Marques Ackerman and Asif Ali.
The opening pair of Quinton de Kock (17) and Janneman Malan (13) put up only 20 runs for the first wicket before the wicket-keeper batsman got out. However, Ackerman and Ali tried to steady the ship for the Blitz’s in the middle-order and helped their team posted a competitive total.
In reply, Durban Heat was backed by a brilliant 42-ball 83 from Wihan Lubbe but they fell short in the chase after being restricted on 164/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Mahlokwana and Dale Steyn picked up two wickets each for Cape Town Blitz.