Cape Town - Three
wickets from Rory Kleinveldt and a half-century by JP Duminy helped the Cape Cobras make it two RAM SLAM T20 Challenge wins from two after
they ousted the Knights by three wickets at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday.
hosts, who had started the competing with a hat-trick of defeats,
needed a big weekend to kickstart their campaign.
After beating the Highveld Lions
in Paarl on Friday, they followed that up with another vital showing in
front of a sizable home crowd that had gathered for the second of a
double-header at the venue.
Seamer Kleinveldt led the way with the ball by taking three for 19 after the hosts had won the toss and opted to field first.
helped restrict the visitors to 159/5 in the process - a total built
around a rather subdued 50 (37 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes) by David Miller
as well as Ryan McLaren's
unbeaten 31 off 20 balls and 40 from captain Theunis de Bruyn.
Cobras appeared sluggish for most of their reply and looked in real
trouble when Hashim Amla fell for 29 in the 10th over with only 54 on
further to 108/6 in the 16th over before a fine cameo by Vernon
Philander helped get them over the line.
The Proteas all-rounder made 22 off 11 and offered good
support to captain Duminy, who eventually fell for 67 (44 balls, 8
fours, 1 six) as the home
side secured the win.