Cape Town - Beuran Hendricks nabbed five wickets as the Cape Cobras crushed the Titans
by 113 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in their Momentum One-Day Cup match in Benoni on Friday.
being asked to bat first, the Cape side posted 237/5 after a rain delay
during their innings saw the match reduced to 42 overs per innings.
delay meant the hosts were left to chase a Duckworth/Lewis amended score of 247
slipped to 133 all out off 30.5 overs with left-arm quick Hendricks, who has
only recently returned to full fitness, ending with the impressive figures of
5-31 while seamer Tshepo Moreki claimed 3-26.
bonus-point win saw the Cobras extend their lead atop the standings as they
seek to book a home final.
Ontong and Dane Vilas provided the host’s innings with some late impetus as
they blasted 69 runs for the fifth wicket off just six overs.
was in good form as he raced to 65 off 53 balls with five fours and two sixes,
while Vilas was particularly destructive as he raced to 46 not out off just 23
deliveries with four fours and three sixes.
pair’s aggressive partnership had been set up by a solid 53 off 79 balls from
Titans’ innings never really got going and they lost wickets at regular
van Buuren was the only batsman to really trouble the Cobras’ bowlers as he
top-scored for the visitors with 40 off 36 balls.
was dismissed in the 21st over as the Titans’ innings fell away with five
other batsmen reaching double figures but failing to go on to a big score.
best score after Van Buuren was just 14 from Theunis de Bruyn and Mangaliso