Cobras beat Warriors with one ball left

2015-02-02 00:00

THE Cape Cobras sealed a four-wicket victory over the Warriors with just one ball remaining in a Momentum One Day match at Boland Park in Paarl yesterday.

The Cobras finished on 229 for six in reply to the Warriors’ 228 for eight after Colin Ingram had won the toss and elected to bat first.

The Cobras were led by man of the match Andrew Puttick, who scored 86 off 125 balls with eight boundaries to move past the 500-run mark in this season’s tournament. Puttick and Omphile Ramela (38) shared in an 84-run stand for the third wicket after Basheer Walters (9-1-38-3) had reduced the hosts to 38 for two after having Richard Levi (17) caught by Colin Ackermann and then getting Clyde Fortuin (nought) caught behind by Ingram.

Yaseen Vallie (19) was clean-bowled by Lundi Mbane (10-1-43-1) after adding 42 runs with Puttick for the fourth wicket but Puttick’s dismissal in the 41st over, run out with a direct throw from Michael Price, left the hosts with much to do and two new batsmen at the crease.

Justin Kemp (28 not out) and Sybrand Engelbrecht (27) found themselves needing 62 runs off 54 balls but Kemp and Engelbrecht both ran hard, turning singles into twos as they only hit two boundaries apiece. Engelbrecht was caught behind off Walters with the final delivery of the penultimate over, with the Cobras needing nine runs off the final over bowled by Rusty Theron (9.5-0-54-0).

Kemp and Robin Peterson (five not out) saw their team home without scoring a boundary in the final over as a misfield from Walters allowed them two runs and then a wide from Theron made things a little easier.

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