At the halfway mark of the 4-Day Franchise Series, the Lions have crept up into second spot behind the Cape Cobras, while the Titans and Dolphins occupy fifth and sixth spots respectively on the log.
The Highveld Lions climbed to second spot on the log with a 186-run win over log-leaders the Cape Cobras on the final day of their 4-Day Franchise Series match, while the Dolphins and the Titans played out a draw.
The Knights cleaned up the Warriors on day three of the 4-Day Franchise Series to jump to second on the Series log, the Titans are well placed to push for a win over the Dolphins, while the Cobras overcame a top-order collapse to keep a window open against the Lions.
Highveld Lions captain Temba Bavuma is happy with his side’s progress after day two of their 4-Day Franchise Series match against log-leaders the Cape Cobras in Paarl.
The Knights are looking set for their second win of the 4-Day Franchise Series, while log-leaders the Cobras have a mountain to climb in Paarl to make it five wins from five.
Cape Cobras assistant coach Faiek Davids insists there are no thoughts whatsoever about the 4-Day Domestic Series title creeping into their camp ahead of their round five encounter with the Highveld Lions starting in Paarl on Monday.
Cape Cobras captain Dane Piedt is proud of his team for not getting ahead of themselves despite their flawless start to the 4-Day Franchise Series season.
Dane Paterson, the Cape Cobras opening bowler, took 6-63 in his side’s five-wicket win over the Dolphins in their 4-Day Franchise Series match at Newlands that saw the Cape-based side keep a firm grip on the top of the table.
Despite a defiant fightback from the Dolphins, the Cape Cobras held firm to take a five-wicket win in their 4-Day Franchise Series match, in so doing completing four wins from four to stay ahead of the pack at the top of the table.
The Cobras gained the upper hand against the Dolphins on day three of their 4-Day Franchise Series match at Newlands in Cape Town.
Dane Vilas talks about his 72 for the Dolphins against the Cape Cobras at Newlands in Cape Town.
The Cobras enjoyed an emphatic win over the Dolphins at Newlands, while solid batting on the fourth day of matches in the 4-Day Franchise Series ensured draws in the other two fixtures.
Vernon Philander and Pieter Malan both hit centuries and shared a record sixth-wicket stand during a dominant with the bat on day two of the 4-Day Franchise Series match for the Cape Cobras against the Dolphins in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Vernon Philander talks about scoring his third first-class century on his comeback from injury while playing for the Cape Cobras against the Dolphins, in the process setting up a record stand for the sixth wicket with teammate Pieter Malan.
Pieter Malan talks about a great day with the bat that saw him post 153 for the Cape Cobras against the Dolphins, in the process setting up a record stand for the sixth wicket with teammate Vernon Philander.