Standard Bank Pro20 Series, Lions v Cape Cobras at Potchefstroom, Feb 4, 2009
4 February 2009 - night match (20-over match)

Hello and welcome to this live coverage pro20 match with the Cape Cobras taking on the Highveld Lions on home turf in Potchefstroom. We have had quite a bit of rain these last couple of days and it is still overcast, but we might just get away with an uninterrupted game tonight. News from the middle is that the Lions have won the toss and elected to take to the field first, trying to use the overcast and damp conditions to their advantage. Play is scheduled to start at 18:00 Craig Alexander to open the bowling, Puttick taking first strike with Gibbs as non-striker.

0.1

Alexander to Puttick, FOUR, boundary to start things off! Just a sweet little punch through the covers. Too full and wide from Alexander first up.

0.2

Alexander to Puttick, no run, beautiful straight-drive, knocking over the middle stump at the non-striker's end. Unlucky.

0.3

Alexander to Puttick, no run, another over-pitched delivery. Driven straight to mid on this time though.

0.4

Alexander to Puttick, no run, that's a better line and length. No shot offered and the flies through to Vilas.

0.5

Alexander to Puttick, OUT, gone! Puttick walks across the line and miss-judges the line, Leg-stump is uprooted.

AG Puttick b Alexander 4 (2m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

0.6

Alexander to Duminy, no run, solid forward defence first up from Duminy.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Cape Cobras 4/1

    • JP Duminy 0 (1b)
    • HH Gibbs 0 (0b)
    • CJ Alexander 1-0-4-1
1.1

Nel to Gibbs, no run, driven straight to cover. But over-pitched from Nel. Lucky to get away with that.

1.2

Nel to Gibbs, no run, driven straight to mid-off this time. Slightly overpitched again.

1.3

Nel to Gibbs, 1 wide, first extra of the game, a wide down leg.

1.3

Nel to Gibbs, no run, solid forward defence this time.

1.4

Nel to Gibbs, no run, no shot offered once more, good line and length from Nel.

1.5

Nel to Gibbs, no run, short of a length and outside off again, Gibbs not tempted to push at it and just sees it through.

1.6

Nel to Gibbs, no run, pushed straight to cover.

End of over 2 (1 run) Cape Cobras 5/1

    • HH Gibbs 0 (6b)
    • JP Duminy 0 (1b)
    • A Nel 1-0-1-0
2.1

de Wet to Duminy, FOUR, overpitched, too straight and gets the treatment from Dumin. Smacked through mid-wicket.

2.2

de Wet to Duminy, no run, driven in the air to mid-off, but falls just short of the fielder.

2.3

de Wet to Duminy, no run, driven straight to mid-off again but along the ground this time, very well timed.

2.4

de Wet to Duminy, 1 run, too straight once more. flicked out to deep square leg off the frontfoot.

2.5

de Wet to Gibbs, FOUR, beautiful straight drive from Gibbs this time not hitting the stumps on the way and that races to the fence.

2.6

de Wet to Gibbs, no run, yet another half-volley. Punched straight to mid-on this time though.

End of over 3 (9 runs) Cape Cobras 14/1

    • HH Gibbs 4 (8b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 5 (5b 1x4)
    • F de Wet 1-0-9-0
3.1

Nel to Duminy, no run, short of a lentgh and just outside off, Dminy is a bit too quick on the shot and just pushes it out to mid-wicket.

3.2

Nel to Duminy, 1 run, slightly too straight this time, flicked out to deep square leg.

3.3

Nel to Gibbs, no run, another good delivery from Nel, forcing Gibbs to play but stillnot attackingly

3.4

Nel to Gibbs, 1 wide, Very wide down leg, but a good dive from Vilas saves the boundary.

3.4

Nel to Gibbs, no run, forward defence.

3.5

Nel to Gibbs, no run, another solid forward defence from Gibbs who now has 4 of 11 deliveries.

3.6

Nel to Gibbs, 1 run, flicked away to mid-on and gets an easy single to end off the over.

End of over 4 (3 runs) Cape Cobras 17/1

    • HH Gibbs 5 (12b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 6 (7b 1x4)
    • A Nel 2-0-4-0
4.1

de Wet to Gibbs, no run, short and straight, Gibbs attempts to pull but misses. huge swing.

4.2

de Wet to Gibbs, 1 run, another attempted pull, but this time he gets the thickish inside edge and the ball runs off to square leg.

4.3

de Wet to Duminy, FOUR, wild slash at the ball there is rewarded with a boundary after a thick edge flies over backward point.

4.4

de Wet to Duminy, 1 run

4.5

de Wet to Gibbs, 2 runs, short of a length and straight, Gibbs tucks it away into the vacant mid-wicket area.

4.6

de Wet to Gibbs, OUT, big wicket! Gibbs goes for the big pull again, gets a thick top edge and Nel makes no mistake down at third man.

HH Gibbs c Nel b de Wet 8 (17m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 5 (8 runs) Cape Cobras 25/2

    • JP Duminy 11 (9b 2x4)
    • F de Wet 2-0-17-1
5.1

Nel to Davids, no run, great delivery from Nel, short of a length and just outside off, no shot offered.

5.2

Nel to Davids, no run, very well fielded by Bula at mid-wicket, making a diving save to his left.

5.3

Nel to Davids, no run, forward defence.

5.4

Nel to Davids, 1 run, huge appeal for lbw and that would've been gone, but he just got a little snick onto his pads.

5.5

Nel to Duminy, 1 run, thick inside edge from Duminy as he attempts to cut the ball past point, ends up running down to fine leg for a single.

5.6

Nel to Davids, 1 run

End of over 6 (3 runs) Cape Cobras 28/2

    • H Davids 2 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 12 (10b 2x4)
    • A Nel 3-0-7-0
6.1

Deacon to Davids, 2 runs, another crunching drive through the covers, but Bula chases it down and saves the boundary.

6.2

Deacon to Davids, 1 wide

6.2

Deacon to Davids, 1 wide, wide down leg this time.

6.2

Deacon to Davids, 1 run, driven past cover off the backfoot, nearly straight into the hands of the fielder at cover, ut gets away with a single.

6.3

Deacon to Duminy, no run

6.4

Deacon to Duminy, no run

6.5

Deacon to Duminy, no run, flicked away straight to mid-on.

6.6

Deacon to Duminy, FOUR, pulled away just past the fielder inside the ring. The ball just races away to the fine leg fence.

End of over 7 (9 runs) Cape Cobras 37/2

    • JP Duminy 16 (14b 3x4)
    • H Davids 5 (7b)
    • WA Deacon 1-0-9-0
7.1

Alexander to Davids, no run, defended away to point off the backfoot.

7.2

Alexander to Davids, 1 wide, a bit of a harsh call, but a wide it is.

7.2

Alexander to Davids, no run, swing and miss, draws the batsman into the drive and then just takes it away at the ast moment and he nearly got the edge there.

7.3

Alexander to Davids, no run, once again a beautiful line beats the batsman with a bit of away swing.

7.4

Alexander to Davids, 1 wide

7.4

Alexander to Davids, 1 run, pushed down to long-off.

7.5

Alexander to Duminy, 1 leg bye, huge appeal for lbw, but that pitched outside leg.

7.6

Alexander to Davids, no run

End of over 8 (4 runs) Cape Cobras 41/2

    • H Davids 6 (12b)
    • JP Duminy 16 (15b 3x4)
    • CJ Alexander 2-0-7-1
8.1

Coetsee to Duminy, no run

8.2

Coetsee to Duminy, 1 run

8.3

Coetsee to Davids, 2 runs, swept away to deep square leg and good running and a fumble gets them two.

8.4

Coetsee to Davids, OUT, another big wicket. Davids double steps and goes for the big one over long-on, only manages to reach about 10 metres from the boundary and Petersen takes a good catch.

H Davids c Petersen b Coetsee 8 (16m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

8.5

Coetsee to Duminy, 1 run

8.6

Coetsee to Ontong, no run, attempted sweep, but missed completely, hits the pads, but no appeal needed for that.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Cape Cobras 45/3

    • JL Ontong 0 (1b)
    • JP Duminy 18 (18b 3x4)
    • WL Coetsee 1-0-4-1
9.1

Deacon to Duminy, no run, just a bit too straight, but gets away with it this time.

9.2

Deacon to Duminy, 1 run, tucked away down leg but straight to short 45. Coetsee picks it up clean and has a shye down to the bowler's end, but no run-out this time.

9.3

Deacon to Ontong, no run, defended off the backfoot.

9.4

Deacon to Ontong, 1 run, nudged down to third man for another easy single.

9.5

Deacon to Duminy, 2 runs, exquisite drive to mid-off, a good diving save saves the boundary but they still manage two runs.

9.6

Deacon to Duminy, 1 run

End of over 10 (5 runs) Cape Cobras 50/3

    • JP Duminy 22 (22b 3x4)
    • JL Ontong 1 (3b)
    • WA Deacon 2-0-14-0
10.1

Coetsee to Duminy, 2 runs, a good hard ran first run brings them an easy second.

10.2

Coetsee to Duminy, 1 run, nudged away past point to the off-side sweeper.

10.3

Coetsee to Ontong, SIX, this time Ontong decides to take that same route over the top of deep-midwicket. Maximum!

10.4

Coetsee to Ontong, 1 run

10.5

Coetsee to Duminy, 1 run

10.6

Coetsee to Ontong, no run, attempted little open-bladed nudge past the shortish third man nearly ends in disaster as he only just beats the edge.

End of over 11 (11 runs) Cape Cobras 61/3

    • JL Ontong 8 (6b 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 26 (25b 3x4)
    • WL Coetsee 2-0-15-1
11.1

Alexander to Duminy, 1 run

11.2

Alexander to Ontong, FOUR, short and straight and just flicked away with the wrists with the greatest of ease and the ball races to the fence.

11.3

Alexander to Ontong, 1 run, drop-and-go. Very well run single after a soft-handed backward defence.

11.4

Alexander to Duminy, 2 runs, slower ball, well-waited by Duminy and he just nudges the ball down to third man.

11.5

Alexander to Duminy, FOUR, full and too straight, Dminy just picks it up and flicks it over square leg.

11.6

Alexander to Duminy, FOUR, once again Alexander goes too full and straight, this time Duminy hammers it through mid-wicket.

End of over 12 (16 runs) Cape Cobras 77/3

    • JP Duminy 37 (29b 5x4)
    • JL Ontong 13 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • CJ Alexander 3-0-23-1
12.1

de Wet to Ontong, FOUR, too straight again, flicked away.

12.2

de Wet to Ontong, SIX, Ontong just picks that one up and sends it far far away into the crowd.

12.3

de Wet to Ontong, 2 runs, driven to cover, dives and makes a good save.

12.4

de Wet to Ontong, FOUR, inside edge runs away for yet another boundary.

12.5

de Wet to Ontong, 1 run, pushed out to point.

12.6

de Wet to Duminy, no run

End of over 13 (17 runs) Cape Cobras 94/3

    • JP Duminy 37 (30b 5x4)
    • JL Ontong 30 (13b 3x4 2x6)
    • F de Wet 3-0-34-1
13.1

Deacon to Ontong, no run, pushed out to cover, no run though.

13.2

Deacon to Ontong, no run, slower ball, Ontong has a wild swing at it but misses, and only just misses the stumps.

13.3

Deacon to Ontong, no run, another dot ball. Ontong goes down the track, Deacon pushes it wide and in the end just swings and misses.

13.4

Deacon to Ontong, no run, fourth dot in a row. Excellent yorker this time.

13.5

Deacon to Ontong, 1 run

13.6

Deacon to Duminy, 2 runs, wild swing flies away just past point. The off-side sweeper does well to keep it to a couple.

End of over 14 (3 runs) Cape Cobras 97/3

    • JP Duminy 39 (31b 5x4)
    • JL Ontong 31 (18b 3x4 2x6)
    • WA Deacon 3-0-17-0
14.1

Coetsee to Ontong, 1 run, flicked to mid-wicket.

14.2

Coetsee to Duminy, no run, bowls it wide and fools Duminy's double step.

14.3

Coetsee to Duminy, no run

14.4

Coetsee to Duminy, 1 run, tickled around the corner and gets a single.

14.5

Coetsee to Ontong, 1 run, Smacked down the ground to bring up the 100.

14.6

Coetsee to Duminy, 1 run

End of over 15 (4 runs) Cape Cobras 101/3

    • JP Duminy 41 (35b 5x4)
    • JL Ontong 33 (20b 3x4 2x6)
    • WL Coetsee 3-0-19-1
15.1

Alexander to Duminy, 1 run, very well fielded, thought it was a catch, but 3rd umpire says not out.

15.2

Alexander to Ontong, OUT, full-toss, Ontong goes for the big heave and gets a thick edge that flies down to Coetsee on the 3rd man fence.

JL Ontong c Coetsee b Alexander 33 (25m 21b 3x4 2x6) SR: 157.14

15.3

Alexander to Levi, no run

15.4

Alexander to Levi, 2 runs

15.5

Alexander to Levi, 2 runs, flicked off his legs out to deep mid-wicket.

15.6

Alexander to Levi, 2 runs

End of over 16 (7 runs) Cape Cobras 108/4

    • RE Levi 6 (4b)
    • JP Duminy 42 (36b 5x4)
    • CJ Alexander 4-0-30-2
16.1

Deacon to Duminy, 1 run, punched down the ground to long-on.

16.2

Deacon to Levi, 1 leg bye, huge swing and a miss, he wanted to clear the ground with that one, only manages to get a ball to the legs and they scamper a leg-bye.

16.3

Deacon to Duminy, 2 runs, pushed out past cover and they get a quick two.

16.4

Deacon to Duminy, FOUR, smacked straight back over Deacon's head. What a shot!

16.5

Deacon to Duminy, no run, edged out to point, drops just short of the fielder.

16.6

Deacon to Duminy, 1 run, drop-and-go. That brings up his 50.

End of over 17 (9 runs) Cape Cobras 117/4

    • JP Duminy 50 (41b 6x4)
    • RE Levi 6 (5b)
    • WA Deacon 4-0-25-0
17.1

Nel to Duminy, FOUR, smacked straight down the ground.

17.2

Nel to Duminy, 2 runs, Duminy smacks it past point and sets off, turns for a second and has to dive to make his ground.

17.3

Nel to Duminy, 1 wide, bouncer. Way too high.

17.3

Nel to Duminy, OUT, a great innings comes to an end, another short one from Nel, pulled straight down Deacon's throaght.

JP Duminy c Deacon b Nel 56 (71m 44b 7x4 0x6) SR: 127.27

17.4

Nel to Philander, 1 run, driven straight back at the bowler and hits him on the leg.

17.5

Nel to Levi, 1 run

17.6

Nel to Philander, no run

End of over 18 (9 runs) Cape Cobras 126/5

    • VD Philander 1 (2b)
    • RE Levi 7 (6b)
    • A Nel 4-0-16-1
18.1

Coetsee to Philander, 2 wides

18.1

Coetsee to Levi, 1 run

18.2

Coetsee to Philander, OUT, Hauls out in the dep after going for the big one.

VD Philander c Petersen b Coetsee 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.3

Coetsee to Levi, FOUR

18.4

Coetsee to Levi, SIX

18.5

Coetsee to Levi, no run

18.6

Coetsee to Levi, 1 run

End of over 19 (14 runs) Cape Cobras 140/6

    • RE Levi 19 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • RK Kleinveldt 0 (0b)
    • WL Coetsee 4-0-33-2
19.1

de Wet to Levi, FOUR, straight back over the bowler's head. Great shot.

19.2

de Wet to Levi, 1 run, Smacked down the ground but straight to long-on this time though.

19.3

de Wet to Kleinveldt, 1 run, yorker, very well bowled.

19.4

de Wet to Levi, FOUR, full-toss, Levi picks it up andthe ball races to the fence.

19.5

de Wet to Levi, 2 runs

19.6

de Wet to Levi, 2 runs, fine litle edge through to the keeper, they dart for a single, keeper shyes at the stumps and misses and they manage a second.

Match State: Dinner

End of over 20 (14 runs) Cape Cobras 154/6

    • RE Levi 32 (17b 3x4 1x6)
    • RK Kleinveldt 1 (1b)
    • F de Wet 4-0-48-1
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