December 11, 2018
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NMG vs PR Today Match Prediction | NMG vs PR Who Will Win

By Yash Mittal

Mzansi Super League, 2018

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Paarl Rocks, Match 29 | NMG vs PR WHO WILL WIN

The key parameter to judge whether a tournament is successful or not is when we are down to the closing stages of the tournament, we still do not know the makeup of the knockout stage- the Mzansi Super League certainly passes the parameter with aplomb.

Both Giants and Rocks aim to seal the playoff spot

So, we are down to the final week of the Mzansi Super League and we still do not know who will challenge table-toppers Cape Town Blitz in the playoffs. Four of the five remaining teams are vying to lock in their names into the top-3 and with a plethora of permutations and combinations in the air, the remaining two group games boast of everything that can whet the appetite of a cricket fan.


The first of those two matches will see Nelson Mandela Bay Giants square off against the  Rocks at Boland Park in Paarl.

The Bay Giants would have consolidated their play into the playoffs had they won their last game against Tshwane Spartans. But an insipid batting performance that resulted in them failing to chase down 4-165 after Andrew Birch [2-29] and Shaun von Berg [3-19] wrecked through their batting unit with the exception of Smutts [26] and Ben Duckett.

Their opponents in Paarl Rocks, on the other hand, are coming off a much-needed win over the Jozi Stars in their last fixture. Coming into the previous game after having suffered three losses in the past four matches, the Rocks managed to break the rut with a comprehensive six-wicket win over Jozi Stars.

As has been the trend, the run-chase [171] was spearheaded by skipper Faf du Plessis. The South African skipper amassed a whirlwind 34-ball-61 and along with Grant Thomson [71] stitched a 120-run stand for the third wicket.

This will be the second meeting between these two sides. The first encounter was won by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants by a margin of 48 runs, but it would count for nothing as a do-or-die encounter looms over the two sides.

NMG vs PR Stat Corner

  • Faf du Plessis [312 runs at 62.40] is the leading run-scorer for Paarl Rocks. The South African skipper was imperious in the last game, scoring a whirlwind fifty to take his team past the finishing line.
  • JJ Smuts is the leading run-scorer for NMG. The all-rounder has racked up 208 runs at an average of 34.66. He, also took three wickets the last time these two sides met.
  • Heino Kuhn [54] was the spearhead in the Giants 48-run win over Paarl Rocks- last time when these two sides met.
  • Sisanda Mangala [3-17] spearheaded the bowling unit for NMG in their previous encounter.

Match Details

Where- Boland Park, Paarl

When- Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 05:30 PM IST

So, who will win NMG vs PR? Let us delve into the betting odds, as part of our NMG vs PR Today Match Prediction.

NMG vs PR WHO WILL WIN| NMG vs PR Betting Odds

Bet365-             NMG (1/1)            PR (4/5)

Betfair-        NMG  (6/5)           PR (8/11)

PREDICTION:- As per the odds, Paarl Rocks are touted to be the favourites but given the last encounter between these two sides, which NMG won by 48 runs, do not count the Giants out.

Yash Mittal

Just a Cricket lover!!

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