Sunfoil Series

Ontong ton gives Cobras hope

2017-01-28 19:30
Justin Ontong (Gallo Images)

Centurion - A 25th career century by Justin Ontong laid the foundation for a strong third day by the Cape Cobras as they gave themselves a slim chance of victory over the Titans in their encounter at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday.

The veteran 37-year-old made 110 (206 balls, 13 fours) as the visitors replied to the home side’s first-innings 195 with 326/9 declared - lead of 131.

The defending champions then reached stumps on 20/0, still trailing by 111, on what was the longest day of the match.

Although 80 overs were sent down, time was still lost due to bad light during the first session, but that did not stop the Cobras from pressing ahead through Ontong and also Jason Smith. The pair had resumed on the overnight total of 100/3 and extended their fourth-wicket partnership to 148 - young all-rounder Smith hitting 69 (152 balls, 8 fours).

Aviwe Mgijima chipped in with a late 40, with the pick of the bowlers being David Wiese after he snatched a fine 5/41 in 26 miserly overs.

The Titans then managed to negotiate 4.5 tricky overs leaving the most likely result on day four looking like a draw.

 

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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
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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
Thursday, 15 March 2018
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
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:30
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 10:00
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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