Momentum One Day Cup 2013-14 October 20, 2013

McKenzie fifty gives Lions first win

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Lions 212 for 6 (McKenzie 73*, de Kock 47) beat Cape Cobras 206 (Kemp 67, Viljoen 4-61) by 4 wickets
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Veteran Neil McKenzie led Lions to their first win of the tournament with an unbeaten 73. Chasing Cape Cobras' 206, the Lions lost six wickets but sailed home on McKenzie's fifty with four balls to spare. Lions are now placed fifth out of the six teams, while Cobras are third with two wins from four matches.

After Lions lost their opener Stephen Cook for a duck to Charl Langeveldt in the first over, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen almost took them to 50 before the latter fell for 15. De Kock was dismissed soon after for 47, which included seven fours. McKenzie and Temba Bavuma steered them to a comfortable position with an 83-run stand for the fourth wicket before Bavuma was run-out for 33. They needed 48 from the last 10 overs and even though McKenzie didn't get much support from Jean Symes and Chris Morris, he stayed unbeaten with his 56th List A fifty to seal the win with a six in the last over.

The Cobras got off to a shaky start after they were put in to bat, losing five wickets for 70 runs. Justin Ontong (37) and Justin Kemp's 44-run stand revived the innings fleetingly and the only other substantial contribution of 28 from Dane Piedt helped Kemp, who scored 67 off 76, take them past 200 but it wasn't enough.

Dolphins 212 for 7 (Smit 47*) v Titans 78 for 1
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Titans were firm favourites in their game against Dolphins, having reached 78 for 1 in the chase of 213, when rain wiped out the rest of the match in Durban.

After being put in, Dolphins had a poor start, being reduced to 52 for 4 in the 16th over, making the rest of the innings an extended recovery mission. They still had David Miller in the middle, but though he made a start he was dismissed for 20 by David Wiese. The major contributions came from lower down the order, with No. 7 Daryn Smit and No. 9 Kyle Abbott hitting 40s to lift the total beyond 200.

Titans began the chase in a hurry, with opener Henry Davids lashing 35 off 26 as the 50 was raised in the seventh over. His dismissal brought down the run-rate, but there were no more wickets for Dolphins before the rain arrived and settled in.

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  • on October 20, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    Was really impressed with Hardus Viljeon in the champions league - reminded me of a young Dale Steyn with his raw pace.

  • on October 20, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    Was really impressed with Hardus Viljeon in the champions league - reminded me of a young Dale Steyn with his raw pace.

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  • on October 20, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    Was really impressed with Hardus Viljeon in the champions league - reminded me of a young Dale Steyn with his raw pace.