SuperSport Series

World record for Cobras' Vilas

2012-01-07 18:09
Dane Vilas (Gallo Images0
Cape Town - Dane Vilas achieved a world best wicketkeeping performance when he played an innings of more than 150 and completed 10 dismissals behind the stumps as the Cape Cobras overwhelmed the Knights by an innings and 54 runs at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Saturday.

Scorecard: Knights v Cobras

Scorecard: Titans v Warriors


It is a result that carries the Cobras well clear of the Knights at the top of the log with an excellent chance of retaining their SuperSport Series title for the third successive year.

The Titans should finish right on the heels of the Cobras if they complete an expected victory over the Warriors at Willowmoore on Sunday but the Cobras have a game in hand over both the Titans and the Knights.

They make up the bye next weekend against the struggling Dolphins at Maritzburg when the other two sides will both be inactive.

Vilas provided the sixth instance in the history of the first-class game of a wicketkeeper scoring a century and making 10 dismissals in the same match but he provides the only instance of a batsman making more than 150. Two of the other wicketkeepers on that list are all-time greats - the Australian duo of Rod Marsh and Adam Gilchrist.

He finished on 187 in a performance that also included a South African record eighth wicket stand of 257 with Robin Peterson.

This was one run better than the partnership between Stephen Fleming and James Franklin for New Zealand against the Proteas at Newlands in 2006.

Remarkably, the 26-year-old Vilas has gone big with the bat every time he has made a century at franchise level. Earlier this season he made 161 not out against the Titans and he has a career best double century against the same opposition for the Highveld Lions.

The other big contributor to the Cobras’ success on what turned out to be the last day was their captain, Justin Kemp, who claimed 5 wickets (to go with his 2 in the first innings), three of them being caught by Vilas.

The Knights were not helped by the knee injury suffered by Dean Elgar while bowling his fifth ball in the Cobras’ first innings. He was not able to bat in the second innings.

The Titans set the Warriors an improbable target of 456 for victory on the back of a century by Henry Davids in their second innings - the ninth of his first-class career.

It has been a wonderful match for Albie Morkel and Faf du Plessis who both scored centuries in the first innings and half-centuries in the second. They also shared 7 wickets in the Warriors’ first innings.

Lonwabo Tsotsobe, making his first-class debut of the season, warmed up impressively for the One-Day Series against Sri Lanka with 7 wickets in the match.

Another Proteas speedster, Marchant de Lange, put the Warriors under early pressure when he captured two wickets in his first two overs.

Jon-Jon Smuts fought a virtual lone hand for the Warriors. Earlier in the match he had completed 3 000 first-class runs.

The Warriors finished the day on 155/6, still 301 short of their target with Smuts unbeaten on 89 (108 balls, 15 fours).
 

Read more on:    supersport series  |  dane vilas
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Proteas have Windies reeling

2014-12-19 18:21

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
25 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Sport Talk

 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

The craziest deaths of 2014
How to make this a sensual, sexy summer!
This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!
This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem
Vote

Which franchise are you supporting in the SuperSport Series?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.