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The Cobras registered an amazing come-from-behind victory over the Lions as the Potchefstroom pitch made a remarkable recovery from its ill-form on the first two days. JP Duminy, the left-hander who is widely regarded as one of South Africa's brightest batting talents, converted his immense promise into tangible destruction as his century saw the Cobras chase down 355 to beat the Lions by five wickets.


The Cobras' second innings of 358 for 5, built on Duminy's elegant 115 and 96 from Henry Davids (the competition's leading run-scorer), was all the more impressive after were skittled for just 80 in their first innings.


The Cobras won the toss and sent the Lions in to bat first on a saucy pitch, thanks to a cold front that had swathed neighbouring Gauteng in rain for three days. After an opening stand of fifty between Blake Snijman and Alviro Petersen, Monde Zondeki made excellent use of the conditions, swinging the ball wildly to take 5 for 55 - his fifth five-for of the tournament - and the Lions were bowled out for 181.

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