Durban Super Giants fielding coach, Jonty Rhodes was seen helping the ground staff during the game against Sunrisers Eastern Cape. He was joined by another member of the coaching staff. Apparently, game number 25 between DSG and SEC was impacted by rain. It happened after the Super Giants skipper Quinton de Kock won the toss and decided to bowl first. He cited rain’s impact for taking such a decision.
The visitors, Sunrisers had a mixed start as they lost three wickets inside the powerplay but scored 53 runs. After 5.2 overs, the Orange Army’s scorecard read 53/3 when it started pelting down. With the home team Durban needed to win the game, Rhodes decided to help the ground staff in order to let his side have even a minuscule chance of winning the game and keep their playoff hopes alive.
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Jonty Rhodes’ Durban Super Giants is all but ruled out of the playoffs race
As they say, humans or animals can’t fight nature. Apparently, the rain was so heavy that it made sure that the game was washed out. The home team needed to win the game as they were looking to come closer to a spot in the playoffs. However, with the game being washed out, the chances of that are all but gone.
After all, the Blue Brigade has only 14 points in nine games including the SEC game on February 3. They are four points away from the fourth-placed Joburg Super Giants, who have two games left in the league. The worst part for the Giants is that their Net Run Rate (-1.355). Now, they need to win big in their last game against Pretoria Capitals and hope for the Super Kings to lose at least one game.