Get ready for an exciting clash as Eastern Cape Iinyathi (ECI) takes on Limpopo Impalas (LIM) in Match 6 of CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge Division Two 2023 at Buffalo Park. In their head-to-head encounters, ECI has a clear advantage with a 2-0 lead over LIM. Last season, ECI displayed their dominance by defeating LIM with a convincing margin of 189 runs.
Eastern Cape Iinyathi (ECI) started their campaign in this tournament with a victory in the opening match. Facing Eastern Storm (ES), ECI showcased a balanced performance. ES were bundled out for 125 runs, courtesy of impressive spells from Jade de Klerk and Thozama Totana. ECI chased down the target, scoring 128 runs for the loss of five wickets in 30 overs. The likes of Jason Niemand and Nonela Yikha played crucial roles in guiding ECI to a successful chase.
On the other hand, Limpopo Impalas (LIM) had a tough outing in their first match, facing Northern Cape (NC). Despite a spirited effort, LIM fell short by 29 runs. NC posted a total of 230 runs in 50 overs. Eldred Hawken’s impactful bowling and Louren Steenkamp’s noteworthy batting were standout performances for LIM.