Chasing 167, favourites Nelson Mandela Bay Giants fell short despite Chris Morris' 42 off 23 balls
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Tshwane Spartans were lifted by an AB de Villiers special but could not defend 189
He marked his 300th T20 game with an unbeaten 69 off 37 balls to smash Paarl Rocks
Earlier, Dean Elgar led the Tshwane Spartans' innings with an unbeaten 57
It was the second washout for the Spartans in as many games
The fast bowler expects South Africa to put recent disappointments behind them before the England tour
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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants were kept to 137 for 9 in a chase of 166 on a slow pitch in Port Elizabeth
Faf du Plessis' Paarl Rocks stuttered after opting to bat as three-wicket hauls from Shaun von Berg and Lutho Sipamla bowled them out for 121
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 opener stayed unbeaten through the chase, notching a career-best 79* to lift his side off the bottom of the table
Gihahn Cloete's 80 had carried the visiting side to 203 for 5, but Cameron Delport's 73 ensured Paarl Rocks were in the game till the very end
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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