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Cricket news - Kyle Verreynne helps Cape Cobras open their account

Ryan McLaren's run-a-ball 56 went in vain

A fine century from Kyle Verreynne and the contributions from the lower middle-order who rallied around him expertly, helped Cape Cobras open their account in the One-Day Cup. Their four points came at the expense of the Knights, who would've fancied their chances after a solid top-order performance.

Knights' top-order trio of Andries Gous (60 off 79 balls), Keegan Petersen (52 off 75 balls) and Ryan McLaren (56 off 56 balls) set the tone early for the proceedings at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. There was hope for Cobras to bounce back with the ball once Petersen fell but McLaren added a 49-run partnership with his skipper Petrus van Biljon. There was a brief collapse in the death overs when the duo and Jacques Snyman fell in the space of 16 deliveries, leaving Knights on 237 for 6 in the 46th over.

Patrick Kruger came to the team's rescue with a timely cameo - 39 off just 19 balls - to power his side through to a challenging total of 282 for 6 in 50 overs. The final thrust from Kruger looked even more valuable when Cobras suffered an early implosion. Marchant de Lange picked two of the three wickets to fall inside the fourth over, with just 15 runs on the board.

In stepped Verreynne, putting together partnerships and arresting the slide in the process to get his team's chase back on track again. An 83-run stand with Jason Smith was followed by partnerships worth 69, 30 and 67 respectively with Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde and Dane Piedt.

Once Piedt fell in the 48th over, Dane Paterson kept the centurion company as the pair finished the chase with three balls and three wickets to spare.

Brief Scores: Knights 282/6 in 50 overs (Andries Gous 60, Ryan McLaren 56, Keegan Petersen 52; Akhona Mnyaka 2-61) lost to Cape Cobras 286/7 in 49.3 overs (Kyle Verreynne 114*, Jason Smith 40; Marchant de Lange 3-45) by 3 wickets

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