Lions won against Cape Cobras by 7 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 | 0

The new season of CSA T20 Challenge is ongoing. It is the 15th season of it which was also known as Ram Slam T20 Challenge. It is a South African based domestic professional T20 league competition where since the beginning total six participants used to take part. Cape Cobras also won two titles of it but recently in the 7th match of the running  season, Lione won against Cape Cobras by 7 wickets. It was the 2nd defeat of Cape Cobras in the season of CSA T20 Challenge. Earlier they played against Dolphins and faced a defeat their as well. In the season, they have played two matches totally and lost both time but considering runs difference, they are standing in 2nd position on the point table.

Lions won against Cape Cobras by 7 wickets

On the other hand Lions which is officially known as Highveld Lions also won two titles of the tournament already and still regarded as one of the favourite in the competition. This was also their 2nd matches in the season and they have also the experience of losing the first match against Titans.

Now, in 17th November, 2017 at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Cape Cobras won the toss and decided to bat first. With the two openers Levi and Amla, they started their innings and lost the opener Levi in 0 run. Later Amla and Parnell made 75 runs partnership where Amla scored 36 and Parnell scored 33 runs. Top orders and middle orders of the team were quite successful in that day and almost dominated the opponent bowlers. JP Duminy scored highest 55 runs in 31 balls so far. In selected 20 overs, they lost six wickets and scored 169 runs. Rabada and Phangiso took two wickets each for the team Lions. 169 runs in T20 competition was not bad at all and to chase it would seems tough for any teams there.

Lions came to chase it after all but lost their opener HE van der Dussen in just 12 runs when team scored 26 runs so far. But Hendricks and Mosehle played with responsibility and lead the team to victory almost. Hendricks scored 42 runs where Mosehle scored 55 runs so far. After them Ramela and Pretorius finished the game in 18.5 overs by losing just three wickets. Cape Cobras bowlers could not create pressure to the Lions batsmen and as a result, they lost.

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