By ELLIOT MATHYE
Domestic cricket team The Cobras have again proved to be a force not to be reckoned with when they beat rivals, the Knights by 13 runs in their Standard Bank Pro20 match at a down pouring Outsurence Oval in Bloemfontein on Sunday, February 6.
Although the match was delayed for about 90 minutes due to heavy downpour, the Cobras had no problem finding their form in the opening minutes as they faced just 5 overs before it started raining again. When play resumed, the match was reduced to 10 overs apiece.
Star player of the match, Cobras’ batsman Richard Levi scored 51 runs off 30 balls incluiding 6 fours and a 6 when he was sent to bat.
The talented batsman was overwhelmed after he won the Master Blaster batsman award and remained triumphant at the end of the Cobras’ fixed overs.
Proteas player Herschelle Gibbs layed down 33 runs before he was run out by Reeza Hendricks to help his side reach a difficult 91 in their conditions.
The Knights had to put on a tough fight if they wanted to keep up with a 95 target chase which was revised according to the Duckworth Lewis method.
TheKnights were having it bad as they lost quick wickets and it was only Rilee Rossouw who made a good connection to contribute a made an important score with his 33 runs.
Charl Langeveldt finished off with 2 out of 10 bowled and took a wicket in each of his two overs. His great form earned him the Master Blaster bowling award.
Johann Louw bowled a tight over at the end to ensure the Knights only scored five instead of the required 21 runs off the last over.
The Knights seem to be struggling as they have lost two out of two matches while the Cobras seem to be having it easy with two wins out of three matches.