Northern Knights openers solid against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Sep 19, 2014

Northern Knights openers were looking effortless at the crease and Cape Cobras bowlers and fielders were scratching their heads for answers at this stage. The scoring rate was not extraordinary but it was steady and Kane Williamson was growing into the game with some sparkling shots all around of the wicket. There was a run out scare at the start of eight over and as was the trend till this point in the game, fourtune favoured the Knights and Cobras just could not latch on to the half-chances. Hashim Amla made another valiant effort and saved four runs for his team.

Earlier, Justin Kemp had a nasty injury tryring to take a diving catch and immideatly ran to Cape Cobras dugout to get some treatement as losing the all-rounder would end up being a big blow for the fielding side. Northern Knights meanwhile were living dangerously and were Hashim Amla nearly took a spectacular diving catch. Robin Peterson’s bowling did little to stem the flow of runs and and Anton Devcich struck a lovely boundary.

Charl Langevelt was tidy after a wayward first over and the Northern Knights were finding it hard to get runs under way and were constantly faltering in their attempts to clear the ropes.  It was Kane Williamson who got a move on with the score and he was rewarded when a hook of Vernon Philander cleared the ropes and the score made for better reading. Northern Knights were trying to go hell for leather right from ball one but the batsman could not connect with the Charl Langevelt’s wayward bowling. There was a run-out chance too but it went begging. Another wayward delivery from the former South African new ball bowler went for a boundary and it was Kane Williamson who was in the act.

Cape Cobras won the toss and elected to bat first in the only encounter of the day in Raipur. Cobras revieved a big blow when their talisman JP Duminy was ruled of the tournament. The high flying knights have been looking solid and are maintaining a largely unchanged line-up. Knights’ key man Daniel Harris misses out this game.

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