Cape Town - Half-centuries
by JP Duminy and Pieter Malan helped the Cape
Cobras make it three One-Day Cup wins in a row after they
cruised to a seven-wicket
win over the Highveld Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Paterson also played a key role at the Wanderers Stadium by
taking three for 41 in an excellent bowling display that saw the hosts
bowled out for 237
in 49.4 overs.
Malan then hit 89 (111 balls, 12 fours), which was followed by a
composed unbeaten 80 (111 balls, 6 fours) from Duminy as the visitors
eased to victory with
17 balls remaining.
was an excellent end result for the Cape side and ensued they remained
joint-top of the table with the Titans, on whom they inflicted a
first defeat just
two days earlier.
Lions had won the toss at the start, but their batting again failed to
fire. Rassie van der Dussen top-scored with 65 (71 balls, 7 fours), but
he lacked support.
Pretorius (45) and Dominic Hendricks (40) made good starts, while
Mangaliso Mosehle (27) and Hardus Viljoen (21 not out) also chipped in
without failing to
meant the hosts limped to a below-par total with two wickets each also
for Rory Kleinveldt and Mthiwekhaya Nabe - both ending with two for 41.
brisk 40 off 27 balls from Richard Levi set the tone for the visitors,
and even though Beuran Hendricks (2/40) collected tidy figures, there
was no stopping Malan
and Duminy from sealing a relatively calm win.