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    Paul Adams is very pleased with the performance of his Ram Slam recruit, while Sahara have extended their stay in South African cricket.

    Adams backs young bowlers and praises Pollard

    Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams announced the Cobras will back the squad that beat the Titans by four runs in a Ram Slam T20 Challenge game on Sunday when they take on the Dolphins in durban.

    ‘On Sunday, we compiled a good score with the bat,’ explained Adams. ‘At times, we did not bowl smart. But you have to take your hat off to Kieron Pollard. It was a magnificent performance with bat and ball.

    ‘He knew what the batsmen were going to do. He summed up the situation and bowled where batsmen were going to mishit it nine times out of ten. There were no Yorkers.’

    Adams said he wants the Cobras to play at a high level of intensity on Friday in their domestic T20-clash against the Dolphins and revealed that the side would still be without Rory Kleinveldt.

    ‘Rory [Kleinveldt] started the build-up to his rehabilitation,’ said Adams. ‘He operated at 50 % off a short run.

    ‘Soft moments and loss of concentration saw us lose two quick wickets at times,’ he said about the two T20-performances the past weekend.

    ‘We have got to be mentally stronger at certain stages.’

    Sahara renew Kingsmead Deal

    Computer giants Sahara have taken another step in entrenching themselves amongst the cricketing fraternity in South Africa.

    They renewed their naming rights deal with the iconic Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, the home of the Dolphins, and the ground that usually has the honour of hosting the Boxing Day Test.

    The new deal will see Sahara retain its naming rights until the end of August 2019.

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