Cobras edge Titans in Newlands thriller #South_Africa


Cape Town – A
69-run eighth wicket stand between George Linde and Rory Kleinveldt
helped the Cape Cobras record a thrilling
one-wicket win over the Titans in their One-Day Cup encounter at Newlands in Cape
Town on Friday.

The pair came together with their side seemingly headed for defeat on 182 for seven chasing a target of 271.

But
veteran Kleinveldt blasted 45 off 36 balls and Linde hit a more
measured unbeaten 39 off 38 deliveries as the hosts won with three
deliveries to spare.

The
result ensured they completed the double over the defending champions
having beaten them in Centurion last Friday, with the latest result also
propelling them
level with the Dolphins on 18 points at the top of the
table
.

The Cobras had lost the toss at the start and saw the Titans post a useful 270 for seven in their 50 overs.

This
was thanks to three half-centuries from Heinrich Klaasen (86 off 96
balls, 11 fours, 1 six), Rivaldo Moonsamy (79 off 103 balls, 7 fours, 1
six) and Farhaan Behardien
(62 off 56 balls, 4 fours, 1 six).

Dane Paterson was the pick of the bowlers with three for 51.

The
home side then looked well on their way for victory after reaching the
30th over on 152 for two after good contributions by Pieter Malan (62
off 68 balls, 4 fours,
1 six) and Simon Khomari (60 off 80 balls, 8 fours).

But Tabraiz Shamsi ran through the middle order with three for 66 putting the away side on course for victory.

Kleinveldt
and Linde then dug deep, before the former became one of two wickets
for Malusi Siboto (2/53) leaving the home side on 267 for nine.

But Linde and Mthiwekhaya Nabe held their nerve to secure the win.





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