Cape Cobras 163 for 3 (Puttick 89*, Ontong 47*) beat Knights 162 (Rossouw 57, Shaheen 4-38) by seven wickets (D/L method)
A four-wicket haul from the seamer Shaheen Khan, followed by an unbeaten half-century from the opener Andrew Puttick powered Cape Cobras to a bonus-point victory against Knights in a rain-affected clash in Kimberley.
After the game was reduced to 48 overs per side following a rain delay, Knights, having been inserted, began their innings in shaky fashion, losing three wickets inside two overs. An 86-run stand between Rilee Rossouw (57) and Rudi Second (26) guided a brief recovery, but from 93 for 3, Knights once again collapsed, losing their last seven wickets for just 69 runs.
Shaheen ran through Knights' tail, taking three of the last four wickets on his way to collecting 4 for 38. Rory Kleinveldt took 3 for 28, while Zakhele Qwabe chipped in with 2 for 29 to bowl Knights out for 162 in 41 overs.
Cobras lost Richard Levi in the first over of the chase, but Puttick stroked 12 fours during his 89 not out to drive the team towards a comfortable win. Cobras suffered two more wickets, but their captain Justin Ontong (47*) joined hands with Puttick for an unbroken 101-run partnership and the team raced home with almost 15 overs to spare.