Cape Town - An
unbeaten 83 by Rassie van der Dussen helped the Highveld Lions
snap a three-match winless streak with a fine chase against the
Warriors, guiding them to
a four-wicket victory at Buffalo Park in East London on Thursday.
right-hander blasted three sixes and five fours in his 66-ball innings
as the visitors chased down a massive 306 victory target with two
deliveries to spare.
was a priceless win for the Lions, who had been struggling in recent
games, and gave their prospects of a play-off place a boost.
three previous games they played this year had yielded one tie against
the Knights, leaving them out of the semi-final places.
they have now moved above the Warriors into fourth place thanks to Van
der Dussen, as well as further half-centurions Reeza Hendricks (80 off
74 balls, 11 fours)
and Dominic Hendricks (65 off 89 balls, 5 fours).
Sithembile Langa made an impressive List A debut by snaring three for 50, but it was not enough as the Lions edged to victory.
there were three telling contributions that helped lift the Warriors to
306 for six after they had won the toss and batted first.
Vallie top-scored with 81 (102 balls, 7 fours) and Jon-Jon Smuts made
71 (78 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes), while Christiaan Jonker provided the
booming finish with
an unbeaten 51 (30 balls, 6 fours, 1 six).
However, it was not enough as the Warriors fell to a fourth loss in five games.