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December 5, 2012
Cape Cobras 316 for 7 (Levi 166, van Zyl 59) beat Titans 205 (Mosehle 56, Kemp 3-49, Williams 2-21) by 111 runs
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Richard Levi's career-best List A score powered Cape Cobras to a 111-run win against Titans in their last league match in Paarl. Levi brought up his first century this season off 68 balls after four fifties in the last five matches. He went on to score 166 with six sixes and 12 boundaries to set up Cobras strong total of 316. In a match that ended up being the preview of the semi-final between the two teams, Levi shared a 158-run first-wicket stand with Andrew Puttick and followed it up with another hundred stand with Stiaan van Zyl. Although Titans hit back with wickets towards the end of the innings, the damage had already been done upfront.
In response, Titans were struck an early blow when opener Henry Davids drove a slower ball off Johann Louw straight to short midwicket and the other opener Heino Kuhn was out soon after. There was brief resistance when Mangaliso Mosehle and Martin van Jaarsveld strung together a 71-run stand for the fourth wicket, but once the partnership was broken, the Cobras bowlers mopped up the remaining wickets comfortably to secure a massive win.
Warriors 210 (Jonker 84, Abbott 4-38) beat Dolphins 188 (van Jaarsveld 71, Gqamane 5-28, Birch 4-28) by 22 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Bottom-placed Warriors finished their Momentum One Day Cup campaign with a win over Dolphins in East London - their second win of the tournament. Choosing to bat, Warriors were in early trouble as Lonwabo Tsotsobe removed the openers within the first seven overs. Warriors' No. 3 Christiaan Jonker held one end with a solid 84 off 110 balls but didn't receive much support from the other end. Kyle Abbott picked up four wickets as Warriors were bowled out in the 47th over.
Andrew Birch boosted the defence of a middling target with a double-strike in the sixth over and added another wicket in the 12th over to reduce Dolphins to 46 for 3. However, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, who scored 71, and Cody Chetty put up a 94-run stand to put the chase back on track. Chetty scored 39 and was out to Birch when 71 were required of 19 overs giving Warriors an opening. Right-arm seamer Ayabulela Gqamane struck in his third over to remove David Miller and ran through the bottom-half of the team to pick up his maiden five-for to wrap up Dolphins' innings in the 43rd over.
Knights v Lions match abandoned
Rain forced the contest between Lions and Knights in Kimberley to be abandoned without a ball being bowled. Both teams received two points each, and with it, Lions finished the group stages of the tournament at the top of the table and secured their place in the final.
Knights' chances of grabbing a play-off spot were eliminated, as they finished fourth on the table. The teams that finished second and third in the group stages - Cape Cobras and Titans - will face-off for the remaining place in the final.
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