Cobras' fight pleases Piedt

21 February 2019 10:28:56 EST
Cape Cobras batsman Hashim Amla.

South Africa international Dane Piedt hopes that Cape Cobras have rediscovered their fight after getting off the mark in the Momentum One-Day Cup.

The Cobras captain saw his team pipped by Highveld Lions for the country's first-class title recently despite racing clear after the opening five rounds of matches, and then start the 50-over competition with a defeat.

But they hauled themselves back off the canvas with an impressive win over the VKB Knights in midweek despite losing three wickets inside the first four overs of a 283-run chase in Bloemfontein.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kyle Verreyne's maiden List A hundred - an unbeaten 114 - proved decisive from number five.

"During the four-day competition we found ways to get out of trouble like that and it was the case again, so long may it continue," Piedt said, ahead of Friday's contest against the Durban-based Dolphins.

"It was an unbelievable knock from Kyle this time that got us over the line.

"It was a game that ebbed and flowed and fortunately enough we came out on the right side compared to the first game. I'm really happy with the troops and proud of the character they showed.

"It's important now that we kick on from that heading into the next game on Friday."

The Dolphins have defeated both the Lions and the Titans in their opening two matches.

Cape Cobras are 6/5 to beat the Dolphins on Friday while the Knights can be backed at 13/10 come out on top against the Warriors.

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