Sunfoil Series

Cobras beat Lions to go top

2014-02-15 14:49
Dane Paterson (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Temba Bavuma registered his first Sunfoil Series century of the season, but it ultimately wasn’t enough as the Cape Cobras secured a 47-run victory over the Highveld Lions at Newlands on Saturday to rise to the top of the standings.

Bavuma is making something of a habit of scoring runs in conditions that others can’t, and once again stood head and shoulders above his struggling team-mates.

The 23-year-old twice fell within sight of a century during the first four matches of the competition, but made no mistake this time by stroking a fluent 112.

Yet it all went in vain as the wickets tumbled around him. Bavuma was the last man out as the Lions were dismissed for 190 in pursuit of 238 for victory.

Although Bavuma and Stephen Cook (42) negotiated a tricky first 45 minutes after the Lions resumed on 62 for three, Cook’s dismissal by Dane Paterson sparked a monumental collapse.

The Lions fell from 97 for three to 135 for eight as no other batsman made it into double figures, leaving Bavuma to fight it out with the tail.

After adding 31 for the ninth wicket with Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Bavuma fought on for another nine overs with Pumelela Matshikwe to bring the target within 50 runs.

However, Paterson had the final say when he had Bavuma caught by Andrew Puttick to grab figures of 4 for 61 and secure the victory points for the Cobras.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Bloemfontein 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, East London 10:00
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Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Johannesburg 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Paarl 10:00
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Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 10:00
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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