Cape Town - Fifties from Rassie van der Dussen and Dominic Hendricks allowed the Highveld Lions to lift themselves off the foot of the
One-Day Cup table with a three-wicket win over the Cape Cobras
at Boland Park in Paarl on Friday evening.
Justin Ontong and Dane Vilas (42) got to work with a well-manufactured
82-run stand, with Ontong pushing on to score a vital 80. Ontong found
willing partners after the dismissal of Vilas, with Aviwe Mgijima (58)
and Dane Piedt (42) carrying the side over the 200 mark.
The Lions lost their way somewhat during this phase, but Wiaan Mulder
had a hand in all five of the remaining wickets, assisting with two run
outs and finishing with figures of 3-50 to restrict the Cobras to 244.
The visitors were well set thanks to an industrious 42-run opening stand
between Van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks (21), with the latter
falling to the impressive Lizaad Williams, who finished with figures of
3-31, including three maidens.