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Jansen comes out on top against Phillips in World Cup showdown

Both of Washington Freedom’s World Cup representatives were on show when South Africa took on New Zealand.

South Africa ran out comfortable winners against New Zealand, beating them by 190 runs and all but securing their place in the World Cup semi-finals.

Marco Jansen, who played the entirety of Freedom’s inaugural Major League Cricket campaign, put in another superb performance, claiming 3-31 with the ball and taking his tally of wickets for the competition up to 16 – which, at the time of writing, has him tied him for the leading wicket taker in the competition.

From a Black Caps perspective, it was a bitterly disappointing defeat and a third loss in a row for a New Zealand team that had started the World Cup with four wins from four. Glenn Phillips, another ever present figure for Washington Freedom, did however perform well with the bat, scoring his second half-century of the competition as he was the last man out for 60 off 50 balls.

Elsewhere in the world, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein is putting together a number of solid performances for Trinidad & Tobago in the Super50 Cup, with his team top of the table after six matches.