Cape Town - Cape Cobras' skipper, Justin Ontong commented on the disappointing six-wicket loss to the Titans at Boland
Park in Paarl on Wednesday in the T20 Challenge competition.
vibrancy was present in the rejuvenated Cobras team, but they
scored 20 to 30 runs too little and left too many dot balls unpunished.
The Cobras on 93 for two after 13.5 overs, managed 141 for six.
The Titans on 90 for four after 14.4 overs, hammered 142 for four and
cruised to a win with seven balls to spare.
The executioner-in-chief was Albie
Morkel, who blasted 34 off 16 balls.
conceded 12 extras, which was an alarming statistic to Ontong.
execution of our game plans against Albie went awry,” added the captain.
thought we allowed too many dot balls to go by unpunished. In the five overs
between the 15th and the 20th, we could not score runs
off 12 balls. That is two overs. It is completely unacceptable.”
Former Cobra coach and now TV-analyst, Shukri
Conrad said the Cobras “went asleep” between the 15th
and 19th over before Kieron Pollard smashed 22 runs in the final
over to revive the hosts.
unhappy about the way in which the hosts bowled in the final five overs,
although he saw a tangible improvement in the fielding and in the energy levels
in the field.
not deflated by the loss.
He says if
the team can address small problem areas successfully, they could break the
duck in the T20 Challenge match against the Warriors at Newlands on Friday,
starting at 18:00.
“I just think we were 20 to 30 runs too short,” he added.
add Wayne Parnell to our squad for tomorrow,” he said on Thursday as the Cobras
were completing preparations for the T20 clash against the Warriors at Newlands on Friday.
made a good impression on Wednesday. Their energetic and aggressive approach as
well as the determination showed on the park, were definite steps in the right