Centuries from opener Stephen Cook and Alviro Petersen saw Lions gun down a target of 271 against Cape Cobras with eight wickets and 34 balls to spare in Johannesburg. Cook and Peterson struck 23 fours between them.
Lions lost Rassie van der Dussen for 4 in the fifth over of the chase but Cook and Petersen got together, taking their side past 100 in the 20th over. After setting down, they kicked into a higher gear and added 213 in 33.1 overs. The big partnership ended when Petersen was bowled moments after reaching his eighth List-A hundred. The result by then was a foregone conclusion.
Having been inserted, Cape Cobras were reduced to 27 for 2 inside nine overs but the innings was put back on track by solid middle-order contributions. Stiaan van Zyl and Omphile Ramela put on 86 before Justin Ontong and Vernon Philander took over. Both Ramela and Philander struck five fours during their half-centuries as Cobras were lifted to 270. However, Cook and Petersen ensured that Lions aced the chase.