Cobras down Titans at Newlands

The Cape Cobras extended their lead at the top of the RAM SLAM T20 with victory over the Titans.

Cape Cobras batsman JP Duminy cuts into the offside during the Cobras' victory over the Titans at Newlands on 22 January 2014. Picture: Facebook

CAPE TOWN - The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras earned a hard-fought 13 run win over the Unlimited Titans in a RAM SLAM T20 match at Sahara Park Newlands last night.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Cobras posted 129 in 20 overs.

In response, the Titans only managed 116/6 in their allotted 20 overs, despite Titans batsmen Heino Kuhn laying a good platform for the run chase with a solid 53 at the top of the order.

The win keeps the Cobras on top of the RAM SLAM log table, 10 points ahead of the second placed Sunfoil Dolphins.

Left arm seamer Beuren Hendricks earned the man of the match award for his blistering spell which yielded 3 wickets for 18 runs.

Cobras coach Paul Adams says the bowlers won them the game.

"We always believe that we have the ability and the guys who can take wickets. Once again Sunil Narine worked hard and did well at the back end of the innings, and Beuran Hendricks getting Heino Kuhn out was a key moment. It's a massive victory for us. I think the bowling department was where we were really good. We were disciplined, and having the x-factor of Narine and Hendricks kept us in the game."

Hendicks says he's pleased with his consistent performances throughout his T20 cricket career so far.

"It's exciting times. I'm really happy that I'm doing well for the team. But it's a team performance, and I couldn't do it without the other ten players on the field. But I'm happy with the performance I put in today."