Sunrisers Eastern Cape spinner Roelof van der Merwe struggled to contain his joy after his six-wicket haul handed his team a massive 124-run win against Durban's Super Giants at St George's Park on Sunday.Van der Merwe, a Titans product who has represented South Africa and the Netherlands in limited-overs cricket, broke the back of the Super Giants' chase after a supreme batting effort from the top four allowed the hosts to post an imposing 210/2.
The Super Giants didn't even get close, falling for their second consecutive sub-100 total, with Van der Merwe removing Kyle Mayers, Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Jason Holder, Dwaine Pretorius, and Prenelan Subrayen. READ | Cricket's financial struggle prompts Free State to 'provisionally' sell the Mangaung Oval After a slow start to the tournament, he's taken 12 wickets in four games, underscoring his value for a team that plays on a traditionally low and slow wicket.Van der Merwe wasn't upset at missing out on a few games, but said he'll operate in whatever capacity the team requires him. "You don't get 6/20 every week and it's the best bowling that I've had," Van der Merwe said. "When they say you're on the wave, stay on it.
I'll take it as it comes and I hope I'll get something that's closer to that, from where I can help the team get over the line and hope to win the trophy. "I'm a simple man and if the team wins, I'm happy.
I wasn't too upset that I missed the first few games and at that stage, that was the right call. "We lost a couple of games, made some changes, whether it's me coming in or guys getting into form, so I don't know.READ | Roelof van der Merwe on fire as Durban batting crumbles to hand Sunrisers win"If I'm picked, I'll play and if I'm not, I'll beRead more on news24.com