The World Sports Betting Cape Cobras’ attack struck twice before tea to reduce the bizhub Highveld Lions to 52 for two at the interval in the Sunfoil Series clash at Eurolux Boland Park in Paarl.
Live Scoring: Cobras v Lions
Earlier, Stiaan van Zyl produced a career-best 228 off 287 balls punctuated by excellent drives to propel the Cobras to 574 for eight (declared). Lizaad Williams helped himself to an unbeaten 53 before the declaration came.
The Lions, in reply, lost Dominic Hendricks in the fifth over when he was trapped in front by Mthiwekhaya Nabe for 6.
The skipper, Dane Piedt, trapped Omphile Ramela in front on 9 to reduce the visitors to 39 for two.
Stephen Cook held firm on 30 as they moved to 52 for two at tea on Friday.
WSB CAPE COBRAS: Pieter Malan, Simon Khomari, Zubayr Hamza, Stiaan van Zyl, Aviwe Mgijima, Jason Smith, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Dane Piedt (capt), Lizaad Williams, Michael Cohen, Mthiwekhaya Nabe
BIZHUB HIGHVELD LIONS: Stephen Cook (capt), Dominic Hendricks, Omphile Ramela, Rassie van der Dussen, Nicky van den Bergh, Willem Mulder, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Nono Pongolo, Dyllan Matthews, Craig Alexander, Beuran Hendricks
AGATHANGELOU GUIDES TITANS AFTER MOKOENA CARRIES BAT THROUGH
Andrea Agathangelou produced a fluent 46 to steer the Multiply Titans to 132 for two at tea, still a first-innings deficit of 231 against the VKB Knights at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Live Scoring: Knights v Titans
The Titans were rocked by the offspinner Werner Coetsee early on, when he bowled Dean Elgar for 16.
Duanne Olivier added the scalp of Tony de Zorzi, bowling him when on 33.
But Agathengelou and Heino Kuhn added a half-century partnership off only 61 balls which included nine fours, an indication of their attacking intent.
Grant Mokoena produced a brilliant unbeaten 154 and featured in a free-flowing 65-run partnership with Marchant de Lange to power the VKB Knights to 363 in their first innings.
VKB KNIGHTS: Luthando Mnyanda, Grant Mokoena, Theunis de Bruyn, Keegan Petersen, Rudi Second (capt & wk), Patrick Kruger, Werner Coetsee, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Marchant de Lange, Duanne Olivier, Mbulelo Budaza
MULTIPLY TITANS: Dean Elgar (capt), Andrea Agathangelou, Henry Davids, Tony de Zorzi, Eldred Hawken, Heino Kuhn (wk), Rivaldo Moonsamy, Shimane Alfred Mothoa, Rowan Richards, Malusi Siboto, Shaun von Berg
DOLPHINS ERASE DEFICIT
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins’ top-order batted fluently to erase the 59-run first-innings deficit against the Warriors and steered the visitors to 104 for one at tea on Friday in the Sunfoil Series match at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.