KwaZulu-Natal Coastal won the local derby on the final day of Pool A action at the Africa T20 Cup in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, although some of the sting was taken out of the tie, with the group having already been won by Easterns on Saturday.
The Benoni side were not in action on the final day.
They also had the luxury of watching how things panned out, with the knowledge that they had already secured progress to the last four from the pool.
KZNC ensured they ended second after a six-wicket win over defending champions KwaZulu-Natal Inland, with Andile Phehlukwayo starring through career-best bowling figures.
The Proteas all-rounder picked up 5/26 to help bundle out the hosts for 130. Ethan Bosch chipped in with 3/32.
With the bat, the Durbanites were led by 30 from Matthew Montgomery and 29 by Marques Ackerman as they won with 16 balls remaining.
In the second game, Dinesh Nakrani scored a key 46 runs from only 23 balls to help Uganda thump Western Province by six wickets with 27 balls to spare.
The Cape side had posted a useful 152 for six after being put in to bat at the City Oval thanks to 65 (39 balls, 10×4, 1×6) by Qaasim Adams and George Linde’s breezy unbeaten 52 (31 balls, 5×4, 1×6).
But the Africans had their own idea, and chased down the target in only 15.3 overs to end the competition third in their pool.
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