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Ram Slam 2015, spherical-up: Kevin Pietersen indicators off with fifty

Kevin Pietersen signed off with a half-century in his ultimate Ram Slam T20 Problem recreation, though it got here in a dropping trigger. The wait to register their first win continued for Knights as they slipped to their fifth loss on the trot whereas Titans continued their robust displaying within the 2015 version as they secured their fourth victory to be positioned second on the factors desk.

Cobras vs Dolphins in Centurion

Whereas he starred in three of Dolphins’ wins within the season, Kevin Pietersen’s final outing didn’t yield a victory for his staff regardless of the England batting star scoring a half-century. Pietersen, who signed a 5-match contract with the Dolphins, scored fifty nine whilst he misplaced companions on the different finish. He scored at a superb price to revive Dolphins’ innings earlier than Wayne Parnell struck off consecutive deliveries to ship again Pietersen and Dwayne Bravo. David Miller and Ryan McLaren got here up with helpful contributions with the bat too, however Dolphins might solely end with a complete of 148 of their 20 overs with Parnell choosing up a 4-wicket haul. In reply, Richard Levi offered a blistering begin as he raced away to sixty one off 28 deliveries. Cobras misplaced a couple of wickets after that, however Sybrand Engelbrecht’s unbeaten run-a-ball 21 helped his aspect win with two deliveries to spare. Regardless of the loss, which was Dolphins’ first of the season, they remained on the prime of the desk with sixteen factors.

Temporary Scores: Dolphins 148 for 9 in 20 overs (Kevin Pietersen fifty nine, David Miller 35, Ryan McLaren 26*; Wayne Parnell four-20) misplaced to Cobras 152 for 5 in 19.four overs (Richard Levi sixty one, Andrew Puttick 33, Sybrand Engelbrecht 21*; Khaya Zondo 2-22) by 5 wickets

Knights vs Lions in Bloemfontein

Regardless of posting a complete of 112, Lions completed on the profitable aspect because of a Eddie Leie’s fifer and Dwaine Pretorius’ all-spherical efficiency. Opting to bat, Lions obtained off to a sluggish begin earlier than dropping wickets in a heap. Pretorius scored a 28-ball 35, however he didn’t obtain a lot help from the remainder of the batsmen as Shadley van Schalkwyk made common inroads and completed with a 4-wicket haul. Knights began the chase in a gentle method earlier than dropping their method as Leie, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Pretorius received amongst the wickets. Reeza Hendricks was the highest-scorer for Knights once more, however his knock of 32 went in useless as his workforce slipped to a 20-run loss to be languishing on the backside of the desk with none level.

Temporary Scores: Lions 112 for 7 in 20 overs (Dwaine Pretorius 35, Alviro Petersen 22; Shadley van Schalkwyk four-19) beat Knights ninety two all-out in 19 overs (Reeza Hendricks 32, Shadley van Schalkwyk thirteen*; Eddie Leie 5-15, Dwaine Pretorius three-18) by 20 runs

Titans vs Warriors in Centurion

David Wiese and Tabraiz Shamsi starred with the ball whereas Quinton de Kock scored a wonderful half-century as Titans defeated Warriors by 5 wickets of their encounter on the SuperSport Park. Requested to bat first, Warriors began in a gentle method earlier than dropping wickets at common intervals. Colin Ackermann and Christiaan Jonker got here up with helpful contributions, however Warriors might solely handle 149 of their 20 overs. In reply, Titans acquired off to an outstanding begin with de Kock and Henry Davids including seventy one runs for the opening wicket. That they had a slight scare when de Kock, Albie Morkel and Mangaliso Mosehle fell in fast succession. However Farhaan Behardien and Graeme van Buuren stayed until the top to see Titans cross the end line and be degree on factors with Dolphins, the desk-toppers.

Temporary Scores: Warriors 149 for 7 in 20 overs (Colin Ackermann forty, Christiaan Jonker 31; David Wiese three-23, Tabraiz Shamsi 2-20) misplaced to Titans one hundred fifty for five in 17.1 overs (Quinton de Kock 60, Henry Davids forty three; Colin Ackermann 2-25) by 5 wickets

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