• Khomari carries Cobras amid the rain

    Rain in Oudtshoorn dampened the second day of the 4-Day Domestic Series clash between the Cape Cobras and the Dolphins at the Recreational Ground on Tuesday.

    Either side of that, however, Simon Khomari’s half-century drove the hosts into a strong position as they reached 254-6 in the 54 overs sent down – 80 runs ahead of the visitors’ opening-day 174. The left-hander was their mainstay early on through his 68 from 186 balls (6 fours), leaving his side well placed despite the large amount of time already lost in the round-six fixture.

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    Khomari was out in the middle at the start of play when his side resumed on 55-2. First he extended his partnership for the third wicket to 54 with David Bedingham (37), who fell to spinner Senuran Muthusamy (2-50).

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    Kyle Verreynne (15) then fell not long after to the pace of Daryn Dupavillon (1-37), but Khomari kept going alongside Aviwe Mgjima (36) by adding 78 for the fifth wicket.

    After both fell, George Linde (29) and Jason Smith (20) put together a 49-run unbroken stand that took their side to stumps in control of the game.

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