Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2012-13

Elgar's all-round show gives Knights win

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 14, 2013

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Warriors 114 for 4 (Elgar 61*) beat Knights 108 for 7 (Prince 37, Elgar 4-23) by 6 runs
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Knights won a nailbiter against the Warriors in Port Elizabeth, as they held on to a six-run margin, with Dean Elgar starring with both bat and ball. With this result the Knights moved up to second place, still eight points behind the Lions. Knights chose to bat, but lost both openers cheaply with the score on 9. Obus Pienaar and Elgar combined for 37 runs to add some stability, before Pienaar was dismissed. Elgar and Pite van Biljon put together 61, with Elgar finishing unbeaten on 61, as Knights reached 114 for 4.

Warriors in response looked set to overhaul the target as they moved along at the required rate. Contributions from Ashwell Prince (37) and Davy Jacobs (30) helped steer the ship. However, once Elgar came on to bowl, the match began to shift in the Knights' favour, as he picked up both Prince and Jacobs, then followed it up by picking off Samit Patel and Adrian McLaren. In the final over, the Warriors required 15 runs, and a tight over from Jandree Coetzee ensured they held on by six runs.

Dolphins 158 for 7 (van Wyk 35) beat Cape Cobras 136 for 7 (Vilas 47, Savage 4-33) by 22 runs
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A four-wicket haul by Calvin Savage helped Dolphins beat Cape Cobras by 22 runs in Durban. Dolphins were put into bat, with opener Divan van Wyk and Cody Chetty involved in a 42-run stand for the second wicket, to assure Dolphins a good start. Daryn Smit's unbeaten 33 off 17 balls helped push the total to 158 for 7. Dane Piedt was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 16.

Cape Cobras lost opener Yaseen Vallie for a duck, and simply couldn't put together substantial partnerships, as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Dane Vilas played a lone hand with 47 off 40, but the rest of the batting crumbed as Mthokozisi Shezi and Savage combined to pick up six of seven wickets. The required run-rate was beyond them throughout their 20 overs, with Savage picking up 4 for 33.

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