Paarl - A
career-best innings by Simon Khomari ensured the Cape Cobras drove home their
advantage on the second day of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Warriors
in Paarl on Friday.
left-handed opener, who is in his debut franchise cricket season, struck his
highest score of 70 (238 balls, 8 fours) in his sixth match for the hosts as
they reached stumps on 352/8 - in reply to the visitors’ 217.
He was one
of four batsmen to score half-centuries at Boland Park, with the others being
Justin Ontong with 58 (80 balls, 8 fours), Stiaan van Zyl, after his 54 (102
balls, 10 fours) and an unbeaten 66 (100 balls, 12 fours) by Wayne Parnell.
Moreki (16) was with Proteas’ all-rounder Parnell by the close - the pair
sharing in an unbroken 59-run stand - to ensure that the Cobras lead the
Warriors by 135 in their bottom-of-the-table clash.
Eastern Cape side, paceman Basheer Walters was the pick of the bowlers with
4/67, while spinner Simon Harmer collected 2/49.