Another game hosted at Raipur had been effected by rain as the D/L method needed to decided the winner of the match between Cape Cobras and Northern Knights as the New Zealand team bagged a 33 run win, thanks to a special century from Kane Williamson helping his team to post a huge total.
After winning toss, like other teams, Cape Cobras chosen to bat but it proved them to be a costly deal as the Knights’ batmen off to a flyer thanks to a aggressive start from Kane Williamson. Antony Devcich on other end played an anchor role by helping the score running. It looked like the pair was going to play out 20 overs till Petersen‘s direct hit sent back Devcich for 67 who put on a stand of 140 in 82 balls for 1st wicket. Captain Flynn departed for a duck but Watling played a quick fire knock scoring 32. Some quick wickets from Cobra bowlers tried to stop the scoring of Knights but it didn’t work out as Williamson’s hurry to his Century powered them to 206. Kane Williamson smashed 49 ball 101, completing his century off 48 balls.
Chasing a huge total, Cobras were off to a poor start. Boult‘s super delivery rattled van Zyl‘s stumps and some tight bowling from Boult & Southee ensured Cape Cobras never set in the chase. Amla departed on the last ball of power play with score just 38 on the board. At 7.2 over stage, rain halted the game when Cobras were positioned at 44/2, 33 run short of D/L par total at that stage. As the rain never looked like ending, Officials called of the game declraing Knights as winners based D/L.
Northern Knights: 206 for 5 in 20.0 overs (KS Williamson 101*, AP Devcich 67; CK Langeveldt 2/27, VD Philander 2/39) beat Cape Cobras: 44 for 2 in 7.2 overs (HA Amla 20, RJ Petersen 17*;TA Boult 1/8, SC Kuggeleijn 1/11) by 33 runs by D/L meathod