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.