Sunshine, blue skies and cricket this is how Capetonians spent their Sunday as the Cape Cobra’s took on the Highveld Lions in the Momentum One-Day Cup final at Newlands.
The home side (boys in blue) lost the toss and were put into bat first, this seemed to be a good call for the Lions as it took them only 40 overs to bowl the Cobra’s out for 169. This was not what the fangs expected as our boys were doing so well in the build-up to the final. With The Stormers winning against The Bulls yesterday in the Super Rugby Match we still had hope for a major turnaround…..we had faith in our bowlers even though defending such a low score in a final was shocking.
During the innings change we got the chance to walk on the field where legends are made. On the pitch the rivalry between players is intense for the fans though it is the opposite, the field is a place where it all comes together…
…ok wait I think the Castle had something to do with it.
After the break it was the Cobra’s turn to bowl but things just went from bad to worse for the home team, it was like they didn’t realise this was a final or they were considering the fans who still wanted to catch the 7de Laan omnibus. The Cobra’s only managed to take two wickets to allow for a convincing win by the Lions, an 8 wicket haul. The three Lions fans in the stadium were happy….Weldone to the Momentum One-Day Cup Champions of 2016.
Now we look forward to the T20 clash between Australia and South Africa at Newlands.
PS: At least I got to catch the second half of United beating Arsenal 3-2 just saying.