The Cape Town Blitz claimed victory in the first match of the Mzansi League with a comfortable win over AB De Villiers’ Tshwane Spartans in Cape Town on Friday night.

Chasing a competitive 181 runs for victory, the Spartans came up short, with the Cape Town side winning by 49 runs.

De Villiers had his team in the hunt with another great knock, but after he fell for 59, his team lost momentum and were eventually bowled out for 131.

The Cape Town Blitz’s Ferisco Adams struck twice in two balls, claiming the prize wicket of De Villiers.

The Spartans won the toss and sent The Blitz in to bat, with Pakistan’s Mohammed Nawaz smashing a career best 59 off 37 balls.

SABC 3 Schedule change

Due to the League being broadcast on SABC 3, there will be changes in the TV channels schedule.

Programmes being affected include, Mela, SafariLive, Afternoon Express, @The Table, The Docket, #WTF Tumi and Trending SA.

The award winning SABC 3 soapie The Bold and the Beautiful will be off-air on the 21st, 28th and 30th of November and the 5th, 7th and 12th of December only. The show will remain in its usual timeslot excluding the above mentioned dates.

Meanwhile the popular local SABC 3 soapie Isidingo will move from 19h00 to 18h00, but only on the 21st, 28th and 30th of November. Isidingo will be broadcast at 18h15 on the 5th, 7th and 12th of December.

The English News will move from 21h00 to 20h45 Monday to Saturday and on Sundays to 19h45 for the duration of the tournament only. From the 18th of November SABC 3’s lifestyle programme Top Billing, will be aired Sundays at 20h00 only during the tournament.

The EFC Live match on the 08th of December will be at delayed and will be aired at 23H00. The Premier League Review Magazine on the 27th of November, 4th  and 11th of December will be broadcast at 23h30 – 24h30.