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Warriors through to semis with narrow win

by   •  Last updated on 2020-04-20 04:50:41

Warriors vs Knights

Despite a fairly strong start from the top-order, Warriors made heavy weather of their chase of Knights' 216, before completing a two-wicket win to confirm their place in the last-four. Knights were buoyed by opener Andries Gous's 70, even as Warriors bowlers kept making inroads in the line-up. Colin Ackermann and JJ Smuts picked three wickets each to restrict the Knights. Warriors were on course in chase until a middle-order wobble offered their opponents fresh hope of pulling off a late win. Ottniel Baartman, Werner Coetsee and Mbulelo Budaza were all among the wickets, but Warriors' No. 10 batter Ayabulela Gqamane took his side over the line.

Brief Scores: Knights 216 in 49.5 overs (Andries Gous 70; Colin Ackermann 3-30) lost to Warriors 219/8 in 40.4 overs (Gihahn Cloete 45, JJ Smuts 43; Ottniel Baartman 3-50) by 2 wickets.

Dolphins vs Lions

By the virtue of Warriors' victory and their qualification for the next round, Lions are now out as they suffered a defeat to third-placed Dolphins. Lions opted to bat first and were sent on the way to a big score by Reeza Hendricks and Dominic Hendricks. However, that was cut short and the Dolphins duo of Prenelan Subrayen and Senuran Muthusamy ran through the line-up to skittle them out for just 196. Morne van Wyk led third-placed Dolphins' response with 134-ball 83, as Dolphins cantered to a seven-wicket win in 44 overs.

Brief Scores: Lions 194 in 46.1 overs (Reeza Hendricks 47; Senuran Muthusamy 3-30) lost to Dolphins 195/3 in 44 overs (Morne van Wyk 83*; Williem Mulder 1-15) by 7 wickets