Cricket South Africa is hopeful the distinctive format might catch on, although for a lot of the jury can be out because the slogathon produced leisure off the bat however little else for the purists to enthuse over in a show of energy hitting.
Markram (70 from 33 balls) and De Villiers (61 from 24) helped the Eagles to 160 for 4 of their 12 overs, convincingly beating the Kites (138 for 3) and Kingfishers (113 for 5).
Performed with the dual goals of elevating cash for charity and offering the nation’s main gamers with some cricket below COVID-19 lockdown, there have been no followers within the stadium and all fielders have been posted to the boundary so as to guarantee social distancing.
The three sides, made up of eight gamers every, batted in two six-over innings through which they confronted every of the opposite opponents within the area.
A draw at first of the sport determined who would bat, bowl and sit within the stands first.
The workforce with the best rating within the first spherical of innings, on this case the Eagles (66), bats first within the second to submit an mixture complete for the opposite groups to chase. Organisers imagine the format may be performed over something as much as 90 overs.
South Africa had a limited-overs tour to India lower quick as a result of COVID-19, and sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka and West Indies have been postponed.
They’d hoped to welcome India for 3 Twenty20 matches in late August, however that appears more and more unlikely with each international locations nonetheless but to succeed in their peak of COVID-19 circumstances.