SuperSport Series, Cape Cobras v Knights at Cape Town, Feb 2-5, 2012
2,3,4,5 February 2012 (4-day match)
  Knights 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RR Hendricks c †Boucher b Philander 124 320 245 19 1 50.61
82.2 no reprieve this time as the finer edge goes to the keeper and at long last the Cobras taste success. 220/2
View dismissal MN Erlank lbw b Duminy 20 87 63 3 0 31.74
21.1 on the sweep, this time Mr Knights does raise the finger 42/1
RR Rossouw not out 144 503 367 15 1 39.23
View dismissal HH Dippenaar b Philander 2 24 17 0 0 11.76
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
View dismissal MN van Wyk*† b Philander 1 19 7 0 0 14.28
90.1 another fatal error of judgement as he leaves a ball which just enough to clip the top of off stump 240/4
View dismissal WL Coetsee b Philander 2 11 11 0 0 18.18
92.3 Philander is on fire as he rips through Coetsee's defences and the umpires must fix the furniture again 246/5
View dismissal R McLaren c Puttick b Philander 4 40 29 1 0 13.79
102.1 edged low to Puttick, he makes no mistake at first slip and Philander has a fifer 256/6
View dismissal AR Swanepoel lbw b Philander 1 17 9 0 0 11.11
106.1 full and straight, rapped on the pads. Umpire Cloete thinks a while and then raises the finger 260/7
View dismissal JJ van der Wath c Simetu b van Zyl 32 99 66 5 0 48.48
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
View dismissal Q Friend b Philander 0 13 12 0 0 0.00
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
View dismissal MP Siboto lbw b Louw 1 39 26 0 0 3.84
140.5 goes round the wicket and hit in front, at last the Cobras have dismissed the visitors 345/10
Extras (b 3, lb 2, w 2, nb 7) 14
  Total (all out; 140.5 overs; 590 mins) 345 (2.44 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets VD Philander 32 7 61 7 1.90 (6nb, 1w)
82.2 to Hendricks, no reprieve this time as the finer edge goes to the keeper and at long last the Cobras taste success. 220/2
86.5 to Dippenaar, 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 to van Wyk, another fatal error of judgement as he leaves a ball which just enough to clip the top of off stump 240/4
92.3 to Coetsee, Philander is on fire as he rips through Coetsee's defences and the umpires must fix the furniture again 246/5
102.1 to McLaren, edged low to Puttick, he makes no mistake at first slip and Philander has a fifer 256/6
106.1 to Swanepoel, full and straight, rapped on the pads. Umpire Cloete thinks a while and then raises the finger 260/7
132.4 to Friend, 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
View wicket J Louw 27.5 12 51 1 1.83 (1w)
140.5 to Siboto, goes round the wicket and hit in front, at last the Cobras have dismissed the visitors 345/10
  JP Bothma 16 2 84 0 5.25
View wicket JP Duminy 32 12 60 1 1.87
21.1 to Erlank, on the sweep, this time Mr Knights does raise the finger 42/1
  S Simetu 8 1 25 0 3.12
  JL Ontong 16 0 44 0 2.75
View wicket S van Zyl 9 2 15 1 1.66 (1nb)
129.3 to van der Wath, 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
  Cape Cobras 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AG Puttick c †van Wyk b Siboto 24 91 75 2 0 32.00
21.3 pushes forward and is cuaght behind. He is not so sure and waits for umpire Knights to make the decision. 49/2
View dismissal S van Zyl c †van Wyk b Siboto 9 53 36 2 0 25.00
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
View dismissal JL Ontong c †van Wyk b van der Wath 25 83 59 4 0 42.37
30.6 tempted to play the hook, a little top edge and the keeper reaches up to take the catch 74/3
View dismissal JP Duminy lbw b Friend 104 247 202 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
View dismissal MV Boucher b Friend 131 356 208 17 0 62.98
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
View dismissal DJ Vilas c Friend b McLaren 44 53 43 7 0 102.32
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
View dismissal JM Kemp* lbw b McLaren 5 32 22 0 0 22.72
98.4 places a bit square on and hit in front, umpire Cloete raises the finger 348/6
View dismissal VD Philander lbw b McLaren 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
98.5 that was full and straight and hit him low on the pads, McLaren on a hat-trick 348/7
J Louw not out 108 194 147 13 3 73.46
View dismissal JP Bothma lbw b McLaren 23 109 109 2 0 21.10
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
S Simetu not out 0 17 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 19, lb 11, w 4, nb 22) 56
  Total (9 wickets dec; 147.5 overs; 622 mins) 529 (3.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket JJ van der Wath 25.3 8 75 1 2.94
30.6 to Ontong, tempted to play the hook, a little top edge and the keeper reaches up to take the catch 74/3
View wickets Q Friend 22 4 75 2 3.40 (10nb, 1w)
81.2 to Duminy, Duminy goes to the first ball he faced after lunch as Friend makes the breakthrough with the new ball. 250/4
114.2 to Boucher, 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
  WL Coetsee 39 5 114 0 2.92
View wickets R McLaren 23.2 1 86 4 3.68 (2nb, 1w)
92.4 to Vilas, 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 to Kemp, places a bit square on and hit in front, umpire Cloete raises the finger 348/6
98.5 to Philander, that was full and straight and hit him low on the pads, McLaren on a hat-trick 348/7
144.5 to Bothma, 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
View wickets MP Siboto 19 5 75 2 3.94 (5nb, 2w)
13.1 to van Zyl, 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
21.3 to Puttick, pushes forward and is cuaght behind. He is not so sure and waits for umpire Knights to make the decision. 49/2
  MN Erlank 15 0 64 0 4.26 (4nb)
  AR Swanepoel 4 0 10 0 2.50 (1nb)
  Knights 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RR Hendricks c Puttick b Ontong 82 302 226 12 1 36.28
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
View dismissal MN Erlank st †Vilas b Simetu 16 113 87 2 0 18.39
29.1 drawn out of his crease and beaten, Vilas has the bails off in a flash 54/1
View dismissal RR Rossouw lbw b Ontong 31 101 72 6 0 43.05
52.6 turns it back into the left hander, he did not expect that, and this time Mr Knights does agree with the bowler 110/2
View dismissal HH Dippenaar lbw b Ontong 0 13 11 0 0 0.00
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
View dismissal MN van Wyk*† c †Vilas b Philander 0 19 17 0 0 0.00
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
View dismissal WL Coetsee lbw b Philander 6 18 15 1 0 40.00
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
R McLaren not out 27 85 75 4 0 36.00
View dismissal AR Swanepoel b Duminy 0 11 12 0 0 0.00
79.5 this time he leaves a bit of a gap and it's timber, Cobras 3 wickets from victory. 158/7
JJ van der Wath not out 4 38 26 1 0 15.38
Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 10
  Total (7 wickets; 90 overs; 351 mins) 176 (1.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets VD Philander 19 10 28 2 1.47 (1nb)
62.2 to van Wyk, 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 to Coetsee, 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
  J Louw 8 1 23 0 2.87
  JM Kemp 3 1 7 0 2.33
View wicket JP Duminy 13 5 34 1 2.61
79.5 to Swanepoel, this time he leaves a bit of a gap and it's timber, Cobras 3 wickets from victory. 158/7
  JP Bothma 10 0 27 0 2.70 (2w)
View wicket S Simetu 18 10 25 1 1.38
29.1 to Erlank, drawn out of his crease and beaten, Vilas has the bails off in a flash 54/1
View wickets JL Ontong 19 11 25 3 1.31
52.6 to Rossouw, 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 to Dippenaar, 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
76.3 to Hendricks, 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

Match details


Toss - Knights, who chose to bat
Points - Cape Cobras 7.08, Knights 6.12
Player of the match - VD Philander (Cape Cobras)
Umpires - JD Cloete and WR Knights (New Zealand)
Match referee - A Barnes
Reserve umpire - MW Brown
Close of play
  • Thu, 2 Feb - day 1 - Knights 1st innings 248/5 (RR Rossouw 88*, R McLaren 0*, 96 ov)
  • Fri, 3 Feb - day 2 - Cape Cobras 1st innings 118/3 (JP Duminy 26*, MV Boucher 19*, 48 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Feb - day 3 - Cape Cobras 1st innings 515/8 (J Louw 96*, JP Bothma 23*, 144 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Feb - day 4 - Knights 2nd innings 176/7 (90 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • 12th men: DL Piedt & RE Levi (Cobras); WJ van Zyl (Knights)
    • Knights 1st innings
    • 50 in 22.4 overs, 94 min, 136 ball, 9 fours
    • Lunch: 71/1 (Hendricks 38, Rossouw 13, 34 overs)
    • 2nd wicket partnership: 53 in 95 min, 151 balls, 8 fours (Hendricks 25, Rossouw 27, extras 1)
    • RR Hendricks 50 in 184 min, 135 balls, 10 fours
    • 100 in 47.1 overs, 202 min, 284 balls, 16 fours
    • 2nd wicket partnership: 100 in .
    • 2nd wicket partnership: 100 in 135 min, 209 balls, 12 fours 2 sixes (Hendricks 52, Rossouw 42, extras 6)
    • 150 in 58.2 overs, 247 min, 351 balls, 20 fours 2 sixes
    • RR Rossouw 50 in 153 min, 118 balls, 4 fours 1 six
    • Tea: 179/1 (Hendricks 98, Rossouw 55, 67 overs)
    • RR Hendricks 100 in 264 min, 206 balls, 16 fours 1 six. This is his 5th SuperSport and 7th First Class century.
    • 2nd wicket partnership: 150 in 180 mins, 287 balls, 19 fours 2 sixes (Hendricks 87, Rossouw 57, extras 6)
    • 200 in 70.5 overs, 290 min, 426 balls, 26 fours 2 sixes
    • New ball taken after 80 overs (216/1)
    • 250 in 96.6 overs, 394 min, 588 balls, 33 fours 2 sixes
    • 100 overs: 256/5.
    • Bonus points: Knights 3.12 batting, Cobras 2 bowling
    • RR Rossouw 100 in 359 min, 269 balls, 11 fours 1 six. This is his 10th SSS and 11th First Class century
    • 300 in 117.6 overs, 487 min, 715 balls, 40 fours 2 sixes
    • 8th wicket partnership: 51 in 57 min, 83 balls, 8 fours (Rossouw 26, van der Wath 24, extras 1)
    • Lunch: 322/7 (Rossouw 125, van der Wath 31, 126 overs)
    • Cape Cobras 1st innings
    • Tea: 18/0 (Puttick 11, van Zyl 4, 12 overs)
    • 50 in 22.4 overs, 99 min, 144 balls, 6 fours
    • McLaren injured while bowling 23rd over, completed by van der Wath.
    • 100 in 39.4 overs, 173 min, 249 balls, 13 fours
    • 4th wicket partnership: 52 in 80 min, 122 balls, 7 fours (Duminy 28, Boucher 21, extras 3)
    • 150 in 59.3 overs, 255 min, 369 balls, 18 fours
    • JP Duminy 50 in 171 min, 133 balls, 8 fours
    • 4th wicket partnership: 100 in 139 min, 204 balls, 14 fours (Duminy 48, Boucher 43, extras 8)
    • 200 in 69.2 overs, 295 min, 428 balls, 26 fours
    • MV Boucher 50 in 149 min, 101 b alls, 7 fours
    • 4th wicket partnership: 150 in 177 min, 267 balls, 19 fours (Duminy 82, Boucher 58, extras 10)
    • JP Duminy 100 in 243 min, 198 balls, 13 fours
    • Lunch: 247/3 (Duminy 104, Boucher 61, 81 overs)
    • New ball taken after 81 overs (247/3)
    • 250 in 81.2 over, 338 min, 502 balls, 29 fours
    • 5th wicket partnership: 52 in 43 min, 56 balls, 8 fours (Boucher 13, Vilas 34, extras 5)
    • 300 in 90.3 overs, 382 min, 559 balls, 37 fours
    • MV Boucher 100 in 283 min, 170 balls, 13 fours; his 4th SuperSport and 10th First Class century
    • 350 in 99.2 overs, 432 min, 614 balls, 41 fours
    • 100 overs: 354/7
    • Bonus points: Cape Cobras 5.08 batting, Knights 3 bowling
    • Tea: 382/7 (Boucher 123, Louw 12, 107 overs)
    • 8th wicket partnership: 50 in 61 min, 84 balls, 6 fours 1 six (Boucher 30, Louw 18, extras 2)
    • 400 in 112.5 overs, 491 min, 698 balls, 47 fours 1 six
    • JP Duminy's century was his 10th in the SuperSport Series and 14th in all First Class cricket
    • J Louw 50 in 101 min, 78 balls, 8 fours 2 sixes
    • 450 off 126.3 overs, 548 min, 782 balls, 53 fours 2 sixes
    • 9th wicket partnership: 50 in 52 min, 75 balls, 6 fours 1 six (Louw 40, Bothma 3, extras 7)
    • 500 in 139.5 overs, 591 min, 863 balls, 59 fours 2 sixes
    • 9th wicket partnership: 100 in 95 min, 156 balls, 12 fours 1 six (Louw 68. Bothma 23, extras 9)
    • J Louw 100 in 182 min, 139 balls, 12 fours 3 sixes; his second First Class century
    • Knights 2nd innings
    • Keeper change for Cape Cobras on day 4, start of Knights 2nd innings, DJ Vilas kept for MV Boucher.
    • 50 in 20.6 overs, 86 min, 128 balls, 6 fours 1 six
    • 1st wicket partnership: 51 in 86 min, 128 balls, 6 fours 1 six (Hendricks 32, Erlank 15, extras 4)
    • Lunch: 52/0 (Hendricks 32, Erlank 16, 25 overs)
    • RR Hendricks 50 in 175 min, 134 balls, 7 fours 1 six
    • 100 in 47.4 overs, 190 min, 289 balls, 14 fours 1 six
    • 2nd wicket partnership: 52 in 87 min, 123 balls, 9 fours (Hendricks 23, Rossouw 27, extras 2)
    • Tea: 114/3 (Hendricks 61, 56.5 overs)
    • Last hour called at 16h30, after 75 overs.
    • 150 in 76.1 overs, 301 min, 460 balls, 22 fours 1 six
    • New ball taken after 80 overs: 158/7.
 
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00 start, Lunch 12.10-12.50, Tea 15.00-15.20, Close 17.30

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