Cape Town - Beuran Hendricks led a splendid all-round bowling display as the Cape Cobras took a
huge step towards the Momentum One-Day Cup final with a comprehensive
six-wicket win over the Highveld Lions at Boland Park in Paarl on
left-arm seamer claimed 3/18 to help the hosts dismiss their visitors for a
paltry 133 all out in 40.3 overs.
were also 2 wickets each for Dane Piedt (2/20), Dane Paterson (2/26) and Wayne
hosts then cruised home with just 4 wickets down and 16.5 overs to spare,
thanks to an unbeaten 63 off 86 balls from Andrew Puttick.
van Zyl made 35, but the real work had been even before the Cobras had gone out
to bat with their bowlers firing.
but one of the Lions batsmen struggled after they had lost the toss and were
asked to bat first by home captain Justin Ontong.
Johannesburg-based team were 3/1, 5/2 and then 7/3 with three of their key
batsmen in Rassie van der Dussen (2), Alviro Petersen (2) and Temba Bavuma (0)
gone for next to nothing on the scoreboard.
failed to recover from that and when captain Stephen Cook (9) fell to make it
24/4, they were left scrapping.
Hendricks top-scored with an unbeaten 44, while extras was joint next best with
15, along with three other players.
left the Lions in second place on 19 points and as the only side with a chance
of overhauling the Cobras (29), who also claimed a bonus point.
they will need to win their remaining two games with bonus points and hope the
Cape side lose their last two matches.