Cape Town - Discarded Proteas JP Duminy and Dane Vilas
notched a record partnership playing for their franchise, the Cape Cobras this
Both were recently dropped from the Proteas Test team but
sent a message to the selectors in the Sunfoil Series match against the
Highveld Lions in Paarl.
Duminy scored 260 not out, while Vilas was unbeaten on 216
when the Cobras declared their first innings on 570/4.
Their 393-run partnership is a record in South Africa for
the fifth wicket, breaking the 385 scored by Australia’s Steve Waugh and Greg
Blewett against South Africa at the Wanderers in 1997.
The Lions were dismissed for 252 in their first innings, but
then fought gallantly in their follow-on innings, reaching 287/9 in 140 overs
to earn a draw.