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Ram Slam 2015, spherical-up: Pollard stars in Cobras win; Lions beat Dolphins

Yet one more under-par displaying meant that Knights suffered their sixth loss on the trot in Ram Slam T20 Problem, 2015, taking place to Cobras by 4 wickets. Lions prevailed over Dolphins within the second match of the day. The loss was Dolphins’ third of the season following a streak of 4 wins.

Cobras vs Knights in Paarl

Knights’ wait to register their first win of the 2015 version continued as they misplaced to Cobras by 4 wickets at Boland Park. Requested to bat first, Knights acquired off to a poor begin as they misplaced Reeza Hendricks and Rilee Rossouw early, whereas Aubrey Swanepoel additionally fell cheaply. Theunis de Bruyn and Andre Russell then placed on a half-century stand, however Knights’ scoring price was on the slower aspect. The decrease order got here up with some helpful contributions as Knights scored 35 within the final 4 overs to complete with a mean complete of one hundred forty.

In reply, Cobras misplaced Andrew Puttick early, however Richard Levi got here up with a blistering knock to energy his aspect previous fifty in fast time. Nevertheless, wickets at common intervals left Cobras in a dicey place earlier than Kieron Pollard bailed the group out of hassle with an unbeaten 23 off 12 deliveries. Knights, who’re but to open their account this season, have 4 extra video games remaining.

Temporary Scores: Knights one hundred forty for 7 in 20 overs (Theunis de Bruyn forty five, Andre Russell 27; Dane Paterson 2-24) misplaced to Cobras one hundred forty four for six in 19.three overs (Justin Ontong forty, Richard Levi 36; Dillon du Preez 2-28) by four wickets

Lions vs Dolphins in Johannesburg

Alviro Petersen scored an unbeaten half-century whereas Dwaine Pretorius starred with the ball to assist Lions to a six-run win over Dolphins. Put in to bat, Lions didn’t get off to the perfect of begins. They misplaced Rassie van der Dussen early whereas Devon Conway and Andre Malan couldn’t speed up as they have been stored quiet by some tight bowling. Whereas Petersen scored boundaries now and again and stored the scorecard ticking, wickets on the different finish at common intervals meant that Lions completed with a complete of one hundred forty five.

Dolphins approached the chase in a constructive method as Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Morne van Wyk offered a fast-hearth begin. Whereas van Wyk departed after a forty five-run opening stand, Dolphins misplaced van Jaarsveld, Khaya Zondo and Cody Chetty in fast succession to be in a spot of hassle at one hundred for 4 within the fifteenth over. David Miller obtained his aspect again on monitor however Pretorius’ sensible bowling within the dying took the sport away from the Dolphins. Within the 18th over, Pretorius picked up the essential wickets of Miller and Dwayne Bravo to place his group forward. Ryan McLaren then got here up with a preventing knock to take the sport to the ultimate over with thirteen wanted for a victory. Nevertheless, Pretorius bowled a high-quality final over and in addition picked up the wicket of McLaren to complete with profession-greatest figures as Lions secured a victory by six runs.

Temporary Scores: Lions one hundred forty five for six in 20 overs (Alviro Petersen 60*, Devon Conway 28; Ryan McLaren 2-33) beat Dolphins 139 for 7 in 20 overs (Vaughn van Jaarsveld forty two, David Miller 37; Dwaine Pretorius four-22) by 6 runs

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