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PRETORIA: Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers bombarded the power fifties to lead their Eagles side to victory in the inaugural, experimental three-team Solidarity Cup fixture at Centurion Park on Saturday.
Cricket South Africa hopes to be able to hold onto the unique format, although juries will be out for many as Slogan produced entertainment with the bat, but there wasn’t much for enthusiasts in the performance of the power hit.
Markram (70 off 33 balls) and de Villiers (61 out of 24) helped the Eagles to 160 for four in their 12 overs.
Played under the COVID-19 lockdown with some cricket with twin objectives of raising money for charity and providing key players of the country, there were no fans in the stadium to ensure social balance and all fielders were stationed at the border it was done.
Three sides made in each of the eight batted six-two innings in which they faced each of the other opponents on the field.
A draw at the start of the game decided who would bat, bowl and sit in the first stand.
The team with the highest score in the first round of the innings, in this case the Eagles (66), batted first in the second overall to chase down other teams.
The organizers believe that the format can be played up to 90 overs.
South Africa’s limited overs tour to India was short because of COVID-19, and the series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies has been postponed.
He was expected to welcome India for three Twenty20 matches at the end of August, but is still unlikely to reach his milestone of COVID-19 with both countries.

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