Completely changing the course of the day where runs deluged in the two opening games of the play-offs, the second qualifier was a low-scoring thriller that witnessed the Durban Qalandars overcoming a middle-order scare to make it to the grand finale of the inaugural edition of the Zim Afro T10.
Robin Uthappa did start the game on a feisty note but couldn’t flip it into something big while it was Samit Patel who provided a late flourish to usher the team to safety with a 23-ball-39. Brad Evans was the pick of the lot with figures of 4/16.
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The Qalandars did struggle early in the innings and were in a serious spot of bother when they lost Nick Welch, teetering at 51/4. However, Asif Ali’s breezy 18 got the job done for them as they seized the match by six wickets, eventually booking a date in the finale with the Joburg Buffaloes.