The Destruction from South Africa did not play enough cricket in this year and he ruled out himself from playing Test cricket. But, he arrived in South Africa for Titans which thrashed Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge at Centurion Park on November 12.
In the first innings, the Highveld Lions scored 127 for 6 in 15 overs before rain ended the first innings. The right arm seamer Albie Morkel dismissed Rassie van der Dussen and Mangaliso Mosehle for two-ball duck in the very first over. But, the Lions’ batsman Reeza Hendricks helped his team to post a decent total of 127 runs by scoring 67 off 42 deliveries. Reeza Hendricks smashed eight fours and a couple of sixes in his innings.
As per Duckworth Lewis method, Titans needed to chase 135 runs in 15 overs, but the brilliant performance from Titans helped to chase it in just 11.2 overs. The opener Henry Davids got out cheaply but the another opener De Kock gave the good start by scoring 39 off just 24 balls.
Then the middle-order destructive players Albie Morkel and AB De Villiers smashed the balls all over the park. Albie Morkel scored 16-ball 41 runs while AB De Villiers scored his fastest T20 fifty after reaching the fifty in just 19 balls.
When Titans needed 7 runs for last 24 balls, South Africa’s young pacer came to bowl. But, the storm called AB De Villiers smashed two consecutive sixes to reach his fifty and take the victory.
Here is the video of AB De Villiers’ fastest T20 fifty: