As of last night, the MUT cricket team has become the toast of the week-long USSA Games at the Vaal University of Technology. The team won two of its first games, with Lethukuthula Sithole doing extremely well with both the ball and the bat. Sithole became pick of day one as MUT put the hosts VUT, and the University of Fort Hare to the sword. In the match against VUT, Sithole got six wickets, and scored half a century. He claimed 4 for 12 in two overs and three deliveries as MUT dismissed the hosts for a paltry 97. MUT captain, Philani Zulu, led the chase with 51 off 44 balls, with 4 fours, and a six. MUT won this match by nine wickets.
Against the University of Fort Hare, Sithole took two wickets for 16 runs, while Siphelele Nzuza took four scalps for 16 runs as they dismissed the University of Fort Hare for 95. Sithole scored 65 runs off 57 balls, with 7 fours, and a six. Mphathi Zulu chipped in with 51 runs from just 35 balls, with 4 sixes, and 3 fours. MUT team lost two of its subsequent matches. They are in position two in Pool B, and are playing in the semi-final this morning against the University of Venda. Team manager, Sanele Madida said the players were confident they would make it to the final in the afternoon. “We have rectified all the errors; the mood is right,” said Madida.