The Highveld Lions managed to reel in the Cobras, but the Warriors are on the warpath against the Dolphins in the latest Sunfoil Series matches
Potchefstroom: Highveld Lions v Cape Cobras
The Highveld Lions bowlers struck back late in the day to restrict the Cobras to 279-7 after winning the toss and inviting the visitors to bat. It did not look very promising for the Lions when Omphile Ramela (20) and Richard Levi put on 65 for the first wicket and then Levi, in partnership with debutant No 3 Keegan Petersen, put on 87 for the second.
Levi (95) will rue the shot he played at a short, wide delivery from Dwaine Pretorius when he was just five runs away from his sixth first-class ton. Nonetheless, Petersen and Yaseen Vallie pushed on with authority, taking the score to 191, at which point Pumelela Matshikwe struck twice within nine balls, first beating the 21-year-old Petersen (47) with pace, and then bowling Yaseen Vallie (26) off an inside edge.
Thereafter, the Cobras were never able to regain the momentum, as Dane Vilas fell shortly afterwards to Pretorius, and then Sean Jamison had Engelbrecht (37) and George Linde (2) caught behind. Shaheen Khan (21) and Mthokozisi Shezi (0) have been left holding the fort.
East London: Warriors v Dolphins
For the Dolphins, it was never meant to be like this. They invited the Warriors to bat, but then were rocked by a dynamic batting display which produced 273 runs for the loss of three wickets when bad light stopped play after 81.4 overs.