Cape Town - Mangaliso
Mosehle's half-century paved the way for the Highveld Lions to
record their first victory of the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge season as they
a seven-wicket win over a poor Cape Cobras in Johannesburg on
visitors were sloppy in the field, taking wickets off no balls and
spilling catches at crucial junctures as they remained winless after two
winning the toss and batting, the Cobras posted a competitive 169 for
six at the Wanderers Stadium, which was built around a
half-century from captain
JP Duminy, who also made 55 (31 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes).
were also starts for Hashim Amla (36), Wayne Parnell (33) and Temba
Bavuma (28), but none of their batsmen scored with the fluidity that
would have taken them
closer to a stronger total of around 200.
Kagiso Rabada impressed with the ball by taking two for 19, while there was also two for 25 from skipper Aaron Phangiso.
Hendricks provided the home side with a good start thanks to his 42,
but the Cobras then had chances to fight back into the game when Mosehle
was dismissed by
Mthiwekhaya Nabe via a no ball when he was only on 10.
Ramela, who went on to make an unbeaten 30, was also handed a lifeline
when Richard Levi dropped him at slip when he was on two - just two of
the many chances
that were wasted by the Cobras.
Mosehle was eventually dismissed for 55 off 36 balls (4 fours, 3 sixes) as the hosts won with seven deliveries to spare.