Kgaudise Molefe from Gauteng has been named the Coca-Cola Hero of the day for day 2 of the 2018 Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week.

The prestigious Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. Kgaudise was selected as the recipient of the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after he showed perseverance and commitment. Kgaudise opened the bowling in both innings and bowled nonstop through the innings to take 7 wickets for 39 runs in 23.3 overs. His efforts assisted Gauteng in beating Border by an innings and 99 runs.

“Winning the Coca-Cola Hero of the Day award means a lot to me, as It shows that I have grown as a player since I was also part of the tournament last year. The pitch was turning and the rest of the team did not feel comfortable bowling from that end so I took the responsibility to hold up one end for my team. I needed a lot of patience and with patience I got to take 7 wickets, “said Kgaudise.

Interesting bowling stats from past Coca-Cola® Khaya Majola Cricket Weeks

  • 2004, French fullback Scott Spedding, took 6/14 for Gauteng against Kei.
  • 2004, Dean Forward took 7/28 for Border against KwaZulu-Natal Inland.
  • 2017, Ntokozo Mahlaba from Gauteng took 6/59 which lead the team to victory on first innings scores when Gauteng bowled out Eastern province for 181.