T20 Challenge

Philander, Kleinveldt shut out Knights

2019-04-16 23:10
Rory Kleinveldt
Rory Kleinveldt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Outstanding death bowling by Vernon Philander and Rory Kleinveldt helped the Cape Cobras extend their lead at the top of the CSA T20 Challenge table thanks to a narrow five-run win over the Knights in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The pair claimed two for 43 in eight overs between them, restricting the visitors to 145 for seven in pursuit of 151 at Newlands.

The Knights looked on course for victory at 111 for two in the 15th over thanks to Patrick Kruger's 57 off 38 balls (3 fours, 3 sixes).

However, they then lost their way, and even though 19 were needed from the final two overs with five wickets in hand, veterans Philander and Kleinveldt were miserly enough to secure the win.

It was the Cobras' fourth win in five games this season as they moved six points clear. The Central Franchise, meanwhile, were left bottom of the table and still searching for a first win.

The Knights win the toss and bowled first, with the home side having to rely on David Bedingham (50 off 42 balls, 5 fours, 1 six) for most of their scoring. 

Hashim Amla (4) again failed, with the log leaders also having to rely on Philander (30 not out) and George Linde (22 not out) to lift them to 150 for five.

The reply was a strong one by the visiting side for three-quarters of the way as Kruger received support from Raynard van Tonder (30) and Pite van Biljon (19).

But Philander (1/17) and Kleinveldt (1/26) pegged them back to sneak a third straight home win for the Cobras.

 

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Highveld Lions v Warriors, , Johannesburg 18:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, , Bloemfontein 18:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Paarl 18:00
Friday, 26 April 2019
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 18:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, , Cape Town 18:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, , Port Elizabeth 18:00
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Multiply Titans v Highveld Lions, Centurion 14:30
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, , Durban 14:30
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