Sunfoil Series

Cobras romp to easy victory

2012-09-23 17:12
Andrew Puttick and Alistair Gray (Gallo Images)
Potchefstroom - The Cape Cobras romped to an easy ten-wicket victory on Sunday against the Highveld Lions, thanks to a five-wicket haul by Dane Piedt in their season-opening Sunfoil Series match played at Senwes Park.

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Despite some resistance from the Lions, including a magnificent innings by Quinton de Kock, the match was over before tea on the final day.

Resuming after lunch still 62 runs behind, De Kock and Thami Tsolekile shared a 90-run stand before Piedt came back into the attack and trapped De Kock in front.

His monumental innings of 194 was compiled in just over six hours (257 balls, 24 fours and three sixes). It was his highest first-class score and fourth century, but his first in four-day domestic cricket.

His innings was particularly valuable to his team as Alviro Petersen had been sidelined with an injury and did not take any further part in the match after dropping Andrew Puttick on the opening day.

Tsolekile watched his partner in awe as he contributed just nine runs to the 50 partnership with De Kock. He signalled his intent just three balls after De Kock had gone, marching down the track and smashing Piedt for six.

Although Chris Morris played on in the next over, Tsolekile found a partner in Hardus Viljoen. The pair added 20 until Piedt came back to claim his fifth wicket when Tsolekile holed out to Qaasim Adams (43 off 104 balls, five fours and one six).

Imran Tahir did not last long but the Cobras were forced to come out and bat again, needing just seven runs for victory.

Piedt ended with figures of 5/113 while Rory Kleinveldt assisted with his two wickets at a cost of 52 runs.

Sunfoil Series scores on Sunday:


Knights 455 and 246 (A. Pienaar 80, R. Hendricks 53; E. Mbhalati 5-50, P. Harris 4-89) v Titans 300 and 159-4 (J. Rudolph 73 no, R. van der Merwe 39)

Match drawn


Cobras 543 and 7-0 v Lions 210 and 339 (Q. de Kock 194, N. McKenzie 51, T. Tsolekile 43; D. Piedt 5-113)

Cobras win by 10 wickets

Byes: Dolphins, Warriors


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