Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2012-13 February 21, 2013

Pretorius, de Kock star in Lions win

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Lions 150 for 3 (de Kock 47, Pretorius 42, Mbhalati 3-31) beat Titans 148 for 7 (Behardien 36, Davids 36, Tanvir 2-21) by seven wickets
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A swashbuckling knock by Dwaine Pretorius helped Lions to their second win in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge as they comfortably overhauled Titans' total in Johannesburg. Pretorius walked in at the fall of Quinton de Kock's wicket in the 14th over with 65 runs still needed. He waited just four ball before smashing first of his four sixes. In the 18th over, he took 14 runs off the four balls he faced off Marchant de Lange. By the time he was out in the 19th over, only three were needed. Jean Symes smashed his first ball to the boundary to complete the chase with seven balls to spare. Ethy Mbhalati picked up all three wickets.

Lions were given a strong start by de Kock, who missed out his half-century by three runs. But Neil McKenzie stayed unbeaten on 32 to steer the chase.

Titans, put into bat, lost a couple of wickets in the first three overs, but came back strong and were on 92 for 3 in the 13th over. But regular wickets from there on meant that Titans weren't able to push beyond 150. Ferhaan Behardien and Henry Davids top-scored with 36. Sohail Tanvir, Aaron Phangiso and Hardus Viljoen shared two wickets each.

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  • Omer on February 21, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    As a Pakistan fan, am pretty happy seeing Sohail Tanvir doing well in the League. Hope the Lions make the CLT20 again this year and give a good account of themselves like last year. Have to say I found it ironic and amusing (but mostly amusing) that a Pakistani player made it further in a tournament set up by the Indians, for the IPL teams to shine, than any of the Indian stars in 2012. Good luck Lions - at least one man from Pakistan is rooting for ya.

  • Dummy4 on February 21, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    de Kock de Kock! I shall call you up the Proteas squad once again! Boy of young talent to think that I'm also 1992!

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