Lions, Cobras share title as rain ruins final
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 16: Highveld Lions and Cape Cobras shared the South African One-day Cup after a final replay was rained out yet again on Saturday.
After play was washed out on Friday, the final was rescheduled as a 50-over game on Saturday.
Sent in to bat, the Lions scored steadily with a notable 56 by Alviro Petersen, who enjoyed a 72-run partnership with Quinton de Kock (41).
After 50 overs they had scored a respectable 241 for the loss of seven wickets.
The Cobras’ Rory Kleinveldt took three wickets, conceding 41 runs.
The Cobras started their innings well, but leg-spinner Imran Tahir took two wickets for two runs.
They were 69-2 after 11 overs when heavy showers sent the players rushing from the field.
The officials declared a no-result, and defending champions Cobras and Lions share the title.
HIGHVELD LIONS 241-7 in 50 overs (A.N. Petersen 56, Q. de Kock 41, G.H. Bodi 37, S.C. Cook 31, J. Symes 25; R.K. Kleinveldt 3-41); CAPE COBRAS 69-2 in 11 overs (R.E. Levi 36, A.G. Puttick 24; Imran Tahir 2-2).—AFP