Cape Town - Injured Proteas and Cape Cobras bowler Vernon
Philander has criticised the Cape franchise’s decision making during their RAM
SLAM T20 playoff loss to the Dolphins in Durban on Wednesday.
MATCH REPORT: Dolphins v Cobras
Chasing 179 for victory, the Cobras were seemingly cruising
into the final.
With opener Richard Levi blitzing 85 from just 43 balls, the
Cobras went into the last five overs of their chase needing just a run a ball
with seven wickets in hand to win the playoff.
Although Levi had departed by that stage, with plenty of
batting to come the Cobras looked certain victors, but they went on to lose
five wickets for the addition of just 19 runs to grab defeat from the jaws of
Questionable shot-making from experienced campaigners like
Andrew Puttick, Rory Kleinveldt, Justin Ontong and Robin Peterson eventually
proved the undoing of the Capetonians.
Philander, who is currently laid low by injury,
expressed his thoughts on the Cobras’ performance via his Twitter account after
The Dolphins will now travel to Centurion to take on the
Titans in Saturday’s final (18:00 start).
Philander, meanwhile, will miss the
Proteas’ opening two Tests against England due to an ankle injury. He tore ligaments in his ankle when playing soccer in
a warm-up shortly before South Africa’s second Test against India in Bangalore