Two members of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras made their presence felt with barn-storming performances on the opening day of the Mzansi Super League as they engineered a 49-run win for the Cape Town Blitz against the Tshwane Spartans.

 

Kyle Verreynne shared in a 100-run partnership with Mohammad Nawaz and scored 53 off 34 balls with six fours and a six.

The duo was largely responsible for the 180 for 4 compiled by the Cape Town Blitz at PPC Newlands.

 

During the Tshwane Spartans’ chase, AB de Villiers and Rilee Rossouw were in the midst of a threatening stand when Ferisco Adams had De Villiers caught at deep square leg for 59. With his very next ball, he produced a Yorker and bowled Rossouw. That was the turning point of the match, and the Spartans limped to 131.

 

Adams took 3-28 in 3.3 overs, but it was his excellent bowling in his second over which transformed the match and derailed the chase of the Spartans.

 

The Iceman, as Adams is known, and the young Verreynne, were two of the heroes in a convincing win for the Cape Town Blitz.

Dane Piedt, four-day captain of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, was another to showcase his talent as he nipped out 1-15 in three overs and made life uncomfortable for the Spartans during the power play.

 

On Sunday, the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras all-rounder Vernon Philander struck a beautiful six in his attractive cameo of 16 off 12 balls and he shared in an unbroken stand of 39 runs with Khaya Zondo for the sixth wicket against the Cape Town Blitz.

 

In reply, Janneman Malan blasted 31 off 26 balls as chief of the support cast for Asif Ali, whose 80 off 33 balls set up a three-wicket win for the Blitz against the Durban Heat.

Dane Paterson suffered in his first three overs for the Paarl Rocks against the Tshwane Spartans on Sunday, conceding 42 runs. But in his final over he removed Dean Elgar and the in-form Gihahn Cloete and he finished with 2-45. He demonstrated his character under pressure in that final over.

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