CAPE TOWN – A flying half-century by Rassie van der Dussen ensured the race for home advantage in the CSA T20 Challenge playoffs would go down to the wire after the Highveld Lions clinched a six-wicket bonus-point win over the Cape Cobras on Friday.
In a penultimate regular season fixture at Newlands, the visitors turned in a polished display with the ball to restrict the hosts to a poor 133/7, before chasing down the target with 25 balls to spare.
Van der Dussen was the key man with the bat, returning to form with an unbeaten 59 (36 balls, 2x4, 4x6) to leave everything to play for in Sunday’s final round.
The Lions jumped from third to first on the table, now with 24 points, one ahead of the Cobras (23) and three ahead of the Warriors (21).
And they were full value for their win, after Nono Pongolo led the way impressively with the ball.