Cape The town – A key half-century via Kyle Verreynne calmed the nerves of the Cape Cobras and ensured they started the brand new 4-Day Home Sequence season with a hectic four-wicket win over the Knights in Cape The town on Thursday.
The younger right-hander made an attacking unbeaten 51 (59 balls, 7 fours) after his facet had hit early hassle, ultimately getting them previous the 194-victory goal with the assistance of Rory Kleinveldt (19 now not out).
There used to be additionally crucial 57 (127 balls, five fours) from Zubayr Hamza, however in between his slower innings, the wickets saved falling till Verreynne made his mark.
Day 4 started with the Knights smartly poised on 240 for 3 – and with a 99-run lead. They persisted to construct on that thru new captain Pite van Biljon, who added to his century within the first innings with 57 (99 balls, 10 fours) 2nd time round, and Rudi 2nd (23). The pair prolonged their fourth wicket partnership to 59 when Tladi Bokako (2/64) intervened to take away the latter.
The guests persisted to appear just right once they crossed 300 at most effective 5 down, however some very good bowling via Dane Paterson (4/68) proved to be their undoing as they slipped to 334 all out.
Ottniel Baartman (3/39) led a powerful early fightback with the ball for the Knights because the Cobras had been diminished to 59 for 3.
However Hamza and Verreynne took them previous the 150-mark at most effective 4 down, and, although two extra wickets fell, there used to be sufficient within the tank to provide the hosts a profitable get started at Newlands.