ONE-DAY CUP, 2019
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Ryan McLaren’s run-a-ball 56 went in useless © Getty
A tremendous century from Kyle Verreynne and the contributions from the decrease middle-order who rallied round him expertly, helped Cape Cobras open their account within the One-Day Cup. Their 4 factors got here on the expense of the Knights, who would’ve fancied their possibilities after a strong top-order efficiency.
Knights’ top-order trio of Andries Gous (60 off 79 balls), Keegan Petersen (52 off 75 balls) and Ryan McLaren (56 off 56 balls) set the tone early for the proceedings on the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. There was hope for Cobras to bounce again with the ball as soon as Petersen fell however McLaren added a 49-run partnership along with his skipper Petrus van Biljon. There was a short collapse within the demise overs when the duo and Jacques Snyman fell within the area of 16 deliveries, leaving Knights on 237 for six within the 46th over.
Patrick Kruger got here to the group’s rescue with a well timed cameo – 39 off simply 19 balls – to energy his aspect by means of to a difficult whole of 282 for six in 50 overs. The ultimate thrust from Kruger seemed much more worthwhile when Cobras suffered an early implosion. Marchant de Lange picked two of the three wickets to fall contained in the fourth over, with simply 15 runs on the board.
In stepped Verreynne, placing collectively partnerships and arresting the slide within the course of to get his group’s chase again on observe once more. An 83-run stand with Jason Smith was adopted by partnerships price 69, 30 and 67 respectively with Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde and Dane Piedt.
As soon as Piedt fell within the 48th over, Dane Paterson stored the centurion firm because the pair completed the chase with three balls and three wickets to spare.
Temporary Scores: Knights 282/6 in 50 overs (Andries Gous 60, Ryan McLaren 56, Keegan Petersen 52; Akhona Mnyaka 2-61) misplaced to Cape Cobras 286/7 in 49.Three overs (Kyle Verreynne 114*, Jason Smith 40; Marchant de Lange Three-45) by Three wickets