In terms of audience, the response was mixed, but CSA chief executive Thabang Moroe hinted that future editions of the MSL could have seven or even eight teams
Table-toppers Cape Town Blitz faltered badly on the day it mattered most and were beaten by eight wickets
Meanwhile, Blitz will hope to ride on their home advantage at one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, and look to their big names for inspirational brilliance
Having got to only 64 in ten overs after electing to bat, Jozi Stars made big strides to complete a 50-run win and pick up a bonus point
The opener scored at a strike rate of nearly 200 and helped Blitz make 172 after collapsing to 101 for 8 on a difficult surface
The left-arm spinner's 4 for 15 helped the Rocks bowl Blitz out for 140 before du Plessis steered them home with his 39-ball 54
Malan's rapid fire 57 set the tone for a competitive 175, before the bowlers, led by Steyn, rallied to defend a revised target of 145 after floodlight failure reduced the chase to 16 overs
The Pakistan batsman launched a savage assault to revive a sinking Cape Town chase, after Durban had recovered to 157 despite a four-wicket burst from Anrich Nortje
At one time, Blitz's total of 180 was in danger when de Villiers was going hell-for-leather during his 30-ball 59 in the chase
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