Sunfoil Series

Cobras hopes rest with Ontong, Ramela

2016-01-23 17:30
Justin Ontong (Gallo Images)

Durban - Half-centuries from Justin Ontong and Omphile Ramela ensured the Cape Cobras ended day three of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Dolphins with some hope at Kingsmead on Saturday.

Following on from their first-innings 216, the visitors reached stumps on 154 for two, still trailing by 35.

But it represented a spirited comeback, which was led by the unbroken 113-run third-wicket stand. Captain Ramela was on 60 from 164 deliveries, while Ontong had 55 from 144 balls after their side had earlier slipped into trouble on 41 for two.

The two batsmen to fall were Matthew Kleinveldt (27) and Simon Khomari (7).

Keshav Maharaj (1-67), who took one of the two wickets to fall, was the star of the day for the home side.

The left-arm spinner bagged five for 62 in the first inning, leaving the Capetonians with a 189-run deficit.

Apart from Maharaj's 11th career five-for, Craig Alexander also took three for 49, while Ramela top-scored with 89.

The Cobras had been five down for 157 overnight and only managed to add 59 for their final five wickets.

 

 

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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:00
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
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Warriors v BuildNat Cape Cobras, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Multiply Titans v Highveld Lions, Benoni 10:00
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Multiply Titans, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:00
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v VKB Knights, Paarl 10:00
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v BuildNat Cape Cobras, Durban 09:00
Highveld Lions v VKB Knights, Johannesburg 10:00
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