All-round Kleinveldt gives Cobras bonus-point win

File photo – Rory Kleinveldt made 36 off 23 and took 2 for 22 in eight overs © Getty Images

Rory Kleinveldt starred with bat and ball to lift Cape Cobras to a bonus-point 64-run win over Dolphins in Durban. After Cobras chose to bat, Kleinveldt chipped in with an unbeaten 36 off 23 balls at No. 9 to drag the side to 235 for 8. He then took two of the first five wickets in the chase, with his eight overs going for only 22 as Dolphins were dismissed for 171 in the 46th over.

Andrew Puttick made 68 off 104 to revive Cobras from a disastrous start of 6 for 2. He had fifty-plus partnerships with Justin Ontong (45) and Lesiba Ngoepe (39) but Cobras slipped to 196 for 8 in the 45th over, Craig Alexander (3 for 41) and Robbie Frylinck (2 for 41) doing most of the damage. Kleinveldt then hit three sixes and a four to give Cobras a decent finish.

Dolphins never got going and were reduced to 44 for 4 in the 21st over. Only four of their batsmen managed double-digit scores, Frylinck top-scoring with 72 off 80 at No. 6. Four Cobras bowlers took two wickets apiece.

Rudi Second‘s 83 laid the platform for Knights‘ successful chase of 243 against Titans in Kimberley. Second and Diego Rosier (35) put on 70 for the second wicket, while Patrick Botha (31) helped Second add 71 for the fourth. Botha and Second fell within four deliveries but Werner Coetsee swung his way to 34 off 23 to put Knights back on track. Malusi Siboto hit a six and a four to seal the win in 48 overs.

Siboto had earlier taken 3 for 43 from nine overs as Titans were bowled out in the 49th over after being asked to bat. There were several starts but only Heino Kuhn (55 off 56) went on to get a half-century. Titans were placed strongly on 105 for 2 in the 24th over but slumped to 179 for 7 in the 41st. Albie Morkel (40 off 29) and Marchant de Lange (21 off 17) produced some late runs but their dismissals off successive balls in the 47th over ended Titans’ chances of pushing past 250. Shadley van Schalkwyk and Coetsee picked up two wickets each for Knights.

Warriors and Lions split points after their game was rained out in East London with only 28.3 overs possible. The game was halted first with Warriors on 132 for 3 in the 28th over after choosing to bat. The interruption meant the match was reduced to 33 overs per side but only eight deliveries were sent down after resumption before a washout resulted. Colin Ingram stayed unbeaten on 55 off 52 with six fours and a six.

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