The Cape Cobras showed great fight on the final day of their 4-Day Series clash against the Lions to draw the match.
Coach Ashwell Prince’s team looked down and out after three days, asking for guard at the
Wanderers with the scoreboard reading 54/3 in their second innings on Thursday morning.
They needed 155 more runs to make the Lions bat again, but more importantly they needed to bat out the day to force a draw.
Tony de Zorzi and Kyle Verreynne kicked off the fightback, scoring 136 runs for the fourth wicket before the former was trapped leg before by Beuran Hendricks (3/56) for 67 runs.
Verreynne also fell victim to Hendricks six overs later – caught behind for 72.
With those two gone and Onke Nyaku (6) also back in the hut, the Lions smelled blood with the scoreboard reading 204/7.
But George Linde (69*) and Nandre Burger (38*) showed great resilience to take the score to 302/7 before rain stopped play.
The Cobras had to fight hard for a share of the spoils after scoring 115 in their first innings, with the Lions replying with a mammoth 324.
In other action, the Knights beat the Dolphins by 227 runs, while the Titans beat the Warriors by eight wickets.