Cobras too strong for Warriors

2014-12-04 00:00

THE Cape Cobras sauntered to a nine-wicket victory with 11 balls to spare over the Warriors in the final Ram Slam T20 Challenge league match at Boland Park in Paarl last night.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Warriors were ­restricted to 131 for five in their 20 overs with Ryan Bailey top-scoring with 62 off 41 balls.

The Cobras replied with a steady and measured chase, finishing on 135 for one after 18.1 overs on the back of an unbeaten second-wicket stand of 87 off 74 balls between Hashim Amla and Dane Vilas.

Richard Levi (22) and Amla set the stage with an opening stand of 48 off 43 balls before Levi tamely drove ­Sisanda Magala (3-0-23-1) straight to Rusty Theron at mid-off. But then Amla, who struck five boundaries in 51 deliveries, ended the match on 56 not out by hitting Ayabulela ­Gqamane (1.1-0-16-0) down the ground for four runs.

Amla survived a few scares during his innings, with a direct hit at the non-striker’s end causing a few ­butterflies for the Proteas batsman. Amla was keen to take on the field on a few occasions with Levi and then Vilas calling loudly to prevent a ­needless run-out.

Vilas, who was a surprise entrant at the fall of Levi’s wicket, ended ­unbeaten on 43 off 38 balls with four boundaries to his name.

The visitors did not cover ­themselves in glory on the bowling front, conceding seven wides and one no-ball, with Basheer Walters (3-0-17-0) being the main culprit with three wides. Simon Harmer ­meanwhile conceded two wides in his three overs (3-0-14-0).

Levi became the leading run scorer in this year’s tournament, moving past Henry Davids of the Titans and Vilas moved past 1 500 runs in T20 cricket.

The Cobras will now wait with ­bated breath as the Highveld Lions and the Knights play off on Sunday for the right to travel to Sahara Park Newlands to face the Cobras in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge final.

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