• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    82.2 no reprieve this time as the finer edge goes to the keeper and at long last the Cobras taste success. 220/2
    21.1 on the sweep, this time Mr Knights does raise the finger 42/1
    not out
    144
    367
    15
    1
    39.23
    86.5 no shot offered, the ball snakes back (as you expect of a Cobras bowler) and rattles the timber. The Cobras claim their first bonus point. 229/3
    90.1 another fatal error of judgement as he leaves a ball which just enough to clip the top of off stump 240/4
    92.3 Philander is on fire as he rips through Coetsee's defences and the umpires must fix the furniture again 246/5
    102.1 edged low to Puttick, he makes no mistake at first slip and Philander has a fifer 256/6
    106.1 full and straight, rapped on the pads. Umpire Cloete thinks a while and then raises the finger 260/7
    129.3 the part-timer makes the breakthrough. Van der Der Wath drives but skies it to mid off, where Simetu has to take a step or two backwards. It hung in the air for a long time, but was safely held 328/8
    132.4 playing off the back foot, it kept a bit low and the middle stump disappears. Philander's 7th wicket and unless he gives away a few more runs this will be a career best. 331/9
    140.5 goes round the wicket and hit in front, at last the Cobras have dismissed the visitors 345/10
    Extras
    14 (b 3, lb 2, nb 7, w 2)
    TOTAL
    345 all out (140.5 Overs, 590 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    VD Philander32.076171.9016
    J Louw27.5125111.8310
    JP Bothma16.028405.2500
    JP Duminy32.0126011.8700
    S Simetu8.012503.1200
    JL Ontong16.004402.7500
    S van Zyl9.021511.6601
    Fall of wickets:1-42 (MN Erlank, 21.1 ov), 2-220 (RR Hendricks, 82.2 ov), 3-229 (HH Dippenaar, 86.5 ov), 4-240 (MN van Wyk, 90.1 ov), 5-246 (WL Coetsee, 92.3 ov), 6-256 (R McLaren, 102.1 ov), 7-260 (AR Swanepoel, 106.1 ov), 8-328 (JJ van der Wath, 129.3 ov), 9-331 (Q Friend, 132.4 ov), 10-345 (MP Siboto, 140.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    21.3 pushes forward and is cuaght behind. He is not so sure and waits for umpire Knights to make the decision. 49/2
    13.1 away swinger and edged to the keeper, he takes it one handed low in front of slip, not a bad loosener for Siboto 23/1
    31 tempted to play the hook, a little top edge and the keeper reaches up to take the catch 74/3
    104
    202
    13
    0
    51.48
    81.2 Duminy goes to the first ball he faced after lunch as Friend makes the breakthrough with the new ball. 250/4
    114.2 moves in front of his off stump to play to leg, as he has been wont to do, but this one beats him and clips leg stump just three short of matching his career best score 400/8
    92.4 short, Vilas never says no the challenge, but this time the top carries to Friend who hardly has to move to complete the catch 312/5
    98.4 places a bit square on and hit in front, umpire Cloete raises the finger 348/6
    98.5 that was full and straight and hit him low on the pads, McLaren on a hat-trick 348/7
    not out
    108
    147
    13
    3
    73.46
    144.5 hit on the pad as he looks to play to leg, thought i heard an inside edge and he walks off examining his bet. End of a fantastic partnership, whatever may think of Kemp's ultraconservative tactics. 518/9
    not out
    0
    7
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    56 (b 19, lb 11, nb 22, w 4)
    TOTAL
    529/9d (147.5 Overs, 622 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JJ van der Wath25.387512.9400
    Q Friend22.047523.40110
    WL Coetsee39.0511402.9200
    R McLaren23.218643.6812
    MP Siboto19.057523.9425
    MN Erlank15.006404.2604
    AR Swanepoel4.001002.5001
    Fall of wickets:1-23 (S van Zyl, 13.1 ov), 2-49 (AG Puttick, 21.3 ov), 3-74 (JL Ontong, 30.6 ov), 4-250 (JP Duminy, 81.2 ov), 5-312 (DJ Vilas, 92.4 ov), 6-348 (JM Kemp, 98.4 ov), 7-348 (VD Philander, 98.5 ov), 8-400 (MV Boucher, 114.2 ov), 9-518 (JP Bothma, 144.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    76.3 Hendricks trudges off after a heroic innings, going tamely as he flicked off his pads to Puttick at a bw short leg. 4 wickets needed now. 153/6
    29.1 drawn out of his crease and beaten, Vilas has the bails off in a flash 54/1
    53 turns it back into the left hander, he did not expect that, and this time Mr Knights does agree with the bowler 110/2
    56.5 goes back and hit on the pad, that's out says Mr Knights. They go off for tea on that note, and there might still be some spice in this game. 114/3
    62.2 goes after a wide delivery, edged low towards 2nd slip. Not sure if that would have carried, niether was Vilas, so he dived far to his right to snatch it. 122/4
    66.5 oh dear, put the hex on him! That moved back at him, and although he had got in a good stride, he was bang in front and Mr Knights sends him packing. 128/5
    not out
    27
    75
    4
    0
    36.00
    79.5 this time he leaves a bit of a gap and it's timber, Cobras 3 wickets from victory. 158/7
    not out
    4
    26
    1
    0
    15.38
    Extras
    10 (b 6, lb 1, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    176/7 (90 Overs, 351 minutes)
    Did not bat: Q Friend, MP Siboto
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    VD Philander19.0102821.4701
    J Louw8.012302.8700
    JM Kemp3.01702.3300
    JP Duminy13.053412.6100
    JP Bothma10.002702.7020
    S Simetu18.0102511.3800
    JL Ontong19.0112531.3100
    Fall of wickets:1-54 (MN Erlank, 29.1 ov), 2-110 (RR Rossouw, 52.6 ov), 3-114 (HH Dippenaar, 56.5 ov), 4-122 (MN van Wyk, 62.2 ov), 5-128 (WL Coetsee, 66.5 ov), 6-153 (RR Hendricks, 76.3 ov), 7-158 (AR Swanepoel, 79.5 ov)

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