Cape Town - Omphile Ramela and Andrew Puttick both hit centuries as bat again dominated ball on the
third day of the Sunfoil Series clash between the Cape Cobras and the
Warriors at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
Ramela struck an extremely patient 170 (370 balls, 26 fours), while veteran
Puttick was equally slow in notching up 124 (320 balls, 18 fours) with the pair
helping their side close on 374/3 in reply to the visitors’ 525/7 declared.
wickets fell all day with the Cobras looking to bat their way back into form
after a tough start to the season.
side lost both opening games, but showed marked signs of improvement, thanks to
the solid foundation laid by their openers.
had the first hour of play off after a rain delay, but resumed on 94/0 at the
start. Ramela, on 55 overnight, was first to reach his century after lunch, the
ninth time in his career he had reached three figures.
followed not long after with his 25th career ton, before he was bowled by
Basheer Walters (1/51) following a 266-run opening stand.
Hamza (23) followed not long after, falling to the spin of Warriors’ captain
Simon Harmer (1/117).
eventually fell with around a half-hour to go, falling to part-timer Eddie
Moore (1/13) after a marathon knock of over eight hours.
Zyl (22) and Jason Smith (27) then took the Cobras to stumps with a
first-innings deficit of 151 and the match almost certainly destined for a