Johannesburg - Matt
McGillivray and Carmi le Roux held their nerve to ensure the Highveld
Lions escaped from their Momentum One Day Cup clash against the Warriors with a
nervy four-run win at the Wanderers on Friday.
pair defended 12 runs between them from the final two overs as the visitors
failed to get over the line, despite being ahead for most of the 257-run chase.
thanks to half-centuries by captain Colin Ingram (60 off 79 balls) and
Christiaan Jonker (55 off 54), before the latter fell to left-armer Le Roux,
who ended with 2-51, in the penultimate over that went for two.
then conceded five in the last over as the Warriors slipped to only a second
loss this season.
Stephen Cook, fresh off his century for the Proteas on Test debut last week,
was the hero for the hosts when he notched up his eighth-career one-day century
to take them to 256 all out.
He eventually fell for 112 off 127 balls late in
the innings. Nicky van den Bergh (45 off 35) was also in the runs on his first
appearance this season.
men fell to the outstanding Sisanda Magala, whose figures of 5-43 were
also meant that the Warriors (14 points) surrendered their second position on
the log to the Lions (15), who are now a point ahead of them.
The Cape Cobras
are the team to catch on 19 points with four regular season matches to play.