During the SA20 2024 match between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Joburg Super Kings, Eastern Cape goalkeeper Tristan Stubbs made a ‘superman’ catch. Super Kings batsman Moeen Ali fell to Marco Jansen for a duck while trying to touch the ball on the leg side.
During the fifth ball of the sixth over, a ball was bowled on short length and was slanting outside the leg stump. Moeen Ali tried to touch the ball and wanted to tickle it for four runs down the leg side. However, in the end, Ali ended up skirting the ball and the ball went straight to Tristan Stubbs. As he lunges to the right of him, Tristan Stubbs he took a blinder with one hand and became the reason behind the end of Moeen Ali’s innings.
Watch: Tristan Stubbs gets a wonder behind the stumps
Super Stubbs 🦸🛩️
-JioCinema (@JioCinema) January 31, 2024
It’s been a busy day for Tristan Stubbs with the gloves as he has already taken four catches behind the stumps. It was a terrible start for the Joburg Super Kings as they lost two consecutive wickets off two balls. Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks were eliminated by a duck from Daniel Worrall. Leus du Plooy couldn’t do much either and fell after scoring 18 runs off 12 balls.
While at one end, Wayne Madson was trying to score some runs and took some shots, Kyle Simmonds and Donovan Ferreira couldn’t do much either and departed after scoring 3 and 8 runs respectively. Patrick Kuger ended Madsen’s stay at the crease and departed after scoring 32 runs off 23 balls. He hit a total of five fours and one six during his stay at the crease.
The Joburg Super Kings lost their first eight wickets for just 68 runs in 12.1 overs. Daniel Worrall has been the pick of the bowlers so far and has picked up 3 wickets. Bayers Swanepoel and Patrick Kruger have picked 2 wickets each while Marco Jansen has picked 1 wicket so far.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Joburg Super Kings are currently in the 3rd and 4th position in the SA20 2024 points table. On the one hand, Super Kings won 2 out of 8 games, while Eastern Cape ended up winning 4 out of 7 games. Super Kings recorded a brilliant ten-wicket win in their previous match against MI Cape Town. On the other hand, Sunrisers also defeated MI Cape Town by 4 runs in their previous game.
The SA20 has established itself as one of the best leagues in the world and so far the second edition has been a real box office success. The SA20 can also be said to be a mini IPL as all the teams in the tournament are owned by the owners of the IPL teams.
Reigning champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape, under the leadership of Aiden Markram, will attempt to retain their crown. However, groups like Joburg Super Kings and MI Cape Town also have great chances of winning this time. The Pretoria Capitals, Durban Super Giants and Paarl Royals are also not to be taken lightly.