'Just Firing' - Fans react as uncapped South Africa star Ottniel Baartman rips apart Pretoria Capitals with sensational four-wicket haul

Ottniel Baartman of the Sunrisers Eastern Cape bowled an outstanding spell against Pretoria Capitals, scalping 4 wickets just at the cost of 12 runs.

Mathew K
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Ottniel Baartman (File Photo: Twitter)

Ottniel Baartman (File Photo: Twitter)

The star South Africa uncapped pacer Ottniel Baartman, who is currently in action for Sunrisers Eastern Cape, stunned everyone with his sensational bowling in the ongoing 15th match of the SA20 2024. SEC are taking on the Pretoria Capitals in this match at St. George’s Park in Gqeberha.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape skipper Aiden Markram won the toss and asked Pretoria Capitals to bat first; batting first, the entire batting attack of Pretoria Capitals completely choked down against the bowling attack of the Sunrisers, especially Ottniel Baartman.

Sunrisers’ bowlers bundle out Pretoria at one of the lowest totals

Baartman led the pace attack for his side, scalping 4 wickets just at the cost of 12 runs in 3.3 overs with a brilliant economy rate of 3.42, including 16 dot balls. Besides Baartman, Daniel Worrall and Marco Jansen also picked 3 and 2 wickets, respectively followed by Patrick Kruger who bagged one wicket.

Openers, Phil Salt and Will Jacks were the only two batters to touch the double-digit mark in terms of the individual score. Eventually, the Sunrisers bundled out the Capitals just at the score of 52 runs in 13.3 overs in the first innings.

While chasing the target, Sunrisers Eastern Cape have scored 13 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 2.3 overs, in their run-chase of the target of 53 runs.

Notably, Pretoria Capitals are already struggling at the bottom spot of the points table in the ongoing SA20 2024; they have won only one match while losing 3 in the 4 matches they played so far before the ongoing match against the Sunrisers.

On the other hand, Aiden Markram’s men are currently in the third spot of the points table of the tournament; they have 2 wins and a loss in 4 matches they played, including a tied match.

The cricket fans also lauded the outstanding performance of the Sunriers’ bowlers, especially the 30-year-old star uncapped pacer Ottniel Baartman.

Here’s how fans reacted:



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