Sunfoil Series

Duminy, Vilas show their class

2016-01-07 19:51
JP Duminy (File)

Cape Town - JP Duminy provided an instant reminder of his class to the national selectors with a big century as the Cape Cobras dominated the opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Highveld Lions in Paarl on Thursday.

The Proteas batsman, dropped for the second Sunfoil Test match against England in Cape Town, struck a fine unbeaten 153 off 260 deliveries to help the hosts amass 348 for four at Boland Park.

Dane Vilas also returned to form with a blistering 109 from 105 balls to ensure the struggling Cobras enjoyed their best day of the competition to date.

The Capetonians found themselves in the unfamiliar surroundings of last on the log heading into round three and did not make the best of starts after openers Simon Khomari (0) and Andrew Puttick (18) fell cheaply.

But from 21 for two, captain Omphile Ramela (46) and Duminy added 123 for the third wicket.

The Vilas-Duminy stand then yielded an unbroken 171 after the pair had come together shortly before tea.

It was hard work for the visiting bowlers, with one wicket apiece for competition leading wicket-taker Hardus Viljoen (1-48), Dwaine Pretorius (1-66) and Aaron Phangiso (1-84).

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05 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:00
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
12 January 2017
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
19 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Highveld Lions, Pietermaritzburg Oval 10:00
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Multiply Titans v BuildNat Cape Cobras, Centurion 10:00
VKB Knights v Warriors, Bloemfontein 10:00
02 February 2017
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
09 February 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v BuildNat Cape Cobras, Durban 09:00
Highveld Lions v VKB Knights, Johannesburg 10:00
Multiply Titans v Warriors, Benoni 10:00
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