Johannesburg - Dale Deeb and Sean Jamison took four wickets each to wrap up a crushing victory by an innings and 35 runs for the Highveld Lions against the Cape Cobras in their domestic four-day match in Potchefstroom on Sunday.
After the Lions had taken a 175-run first innings lead, the pressure was always on the visiting side and on Sunday they failed to show any of the diligence needed to have a chance of making the Lions bat again.
Resuming on their overnight 51 for one, they could only add 98 more runs while losing their remaining wickets.
Omphile Ramela top-scored with 32 and Keegan Petersen made 23, but nobody else could pass the 20-mark as Deeb and Jamison, who also took four wickets in the first innings, swiftly worked their way through the order.
Left-arm spinner Deeb was most impressive as he suffocated the Cobras batsmen, conceding less than two runs an over as he picked up four for 40 in 23.5 overs.
The scoreboard on the final day:
Cape Cobras first innings 300
Lions first innings 475
Cape Cobras second innings (o/night 52/1)
R Levi c Mazibuko b Jamison 15
O Ramela c Tsolekile b Matshikwe 32
K Petersen c McKenzie b Deeb 23
M Vallie c Hendricks b Matshikwe 9
D Vilas c McKenzie b Deeb 12
S Engelbrecht c McKenzie b Jamison 7
S Khan c Tsolekile b Jamison 3
G Linde lbw b Jamison 1
M Shezi not out 8
L Williams lbw b Deeb 10
D Paterson c Matshikwe b Deeb 13
Extras: (b5, lb2) 7
Total (all out) 140 -- 55.5 overs
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-57, 3-75, 4-92, 5-92, 6-100, 7-102, 8-103, 9-118
Bowling: Matshikwe 11-4-26-2, Jamison 12-0-53-4, Deeb 23.5-8-40-4, Pretorius 9-3-14-0
Lions won by an innings and 35 runs
Points: Lions 17.94, Cape Cobras 5.