Kleinveldt and Piedt trample Warriors

Cape Cobras 325 (Ontong 98, Piedt 62, Harmer 8-60) and 130 (Ontong 28, Walters 3-20, Magala 3-23, Birch 3-33) beat Warriors 129 (Gqamane 37*, Kleinveldt 4-41, Piedt 4-43) and 178 (Kleinveldt 5-30, Piedt 4-43) by 148 runs

File photo – Rory Kleinveldt finished with a match haul of nine wickets © Getty Images

Dane Piedt, who was released from South Africa’s Test squad, took four wickets in each innings, Simon Harmer claimed nine scalps in the match, but Rory Kleinveldt had a bigger say in Cape Cobras’ 148 run win over Warriors, their first victory of the season.

Kleinveldt claimed a match haul of nine wickets, including a five-for in the last innings. He nipped out the Warriors’ openers early in the chase of 327 before coming back to wrap up the tail and secure the big win.

Colin Ackermann mounted some resistance with 82 off 140 deliveries, before he was last man dismissed. Piedt proved an able foil for Kleinveldt as Warriors were bowled out for 178.

They had fared worse in their first innings. Kleinveldt rocked the top order, striking twice in his first over. The slide seeped into the middle order as well as Warriors were reduced to 18 for 5 and then 63 for 8. Ayabulela Gqamane, coming in at No.10, hit 37 off 53 balls and spared his side the ignominy of getting rolled over for a double-digit score.

Cobras endured a similar collapse in their second innings as they were bowled out for 130, but they had the cushion of a strong first-innings batting effort. Andrew Puttick (33) and Omphile Ramela (32) gave Cobras a good platform. Justin Ontong then built on it with 98 off 189 balls, including 10 fours and one six. Piedt chipped in with a patient 62 to push Cobras to 325. They eventually walked away with 17.74 points.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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