Verreynne and Piedt lead Cobras fightback

Dane Piedt of the Cape Cobras

Dane Piedt of the Cape Cobras

Half-centuries by Kyle Verreynne and Dane Piedt ensured the WSB Cape Cobras and VKB Knights were even poised after the third day of their Sunfoil Series clash at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Sunday.

The pair put on 105-runs for the seventh wicket to ensure the hosts closed to within 42 of the visitors’ 489 for five declared when they were bowled out for 447. The defending champions then reached three without loss before bad light ended play almost an entire session early.

The Cobras had resumed the third morning on 281 for five, with Verreynne going on to make 85 (170 balls, 6 fours) – his highest score in franchise cricket.

Piedt, meanwhile, made 62 (120 balls, 8 fours) to help close the gap further between the two sides.

They were eventually dismissed in 129.2 overs with Ottniel Baartman picking up three for 79 and Marchant de Lange, in his first game of the season, bagging three for 95.