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Super Over Win For Cape Cobras

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla top scored for Cape Cobras before they won a thriller against Barbados Tridents
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Cape Cobras 174-5 & 11-0 beat
Barbados Tridents 174-8 & 10-1 on a Super Over
Champions League T20 Group B, Mohali

Cape Cobras twice prevailed at the death as they needed a Super Over to win a thrilling Champions League T20 Group B clash against Barbados Tridents in Mohali.

After both sides reached 174 in the regulation game - Barbados missing a run out chance from the final ball that would have seen them home - the Super Over was almost as tight.

The Cobras reached 11 without loss before Barbados hit 10 for one to slip to their second defeat of the competition.

Batting first, Barbados were indebted to an outstanding unbeaten century from Jonathan Carter as they managed to reach 174 for eight.

He hit 10 fours and five sixes during his 111 not out in 68 balls but only Dilshan Munaweera (42) and Jeevan Mendis (10) could also pass double figures.

Charl Langeveldt (2-29), Sybrand Engelbrecht (2-24) and Vernon Philander (1-31) played their part in keeping the Barbados score down despite Carter's brilliance.

In reply, Cobras openers Richard Levi and Hashim Amla made good progress, hitting 39 and 59 respectively before they wobbled, losing four wickets for 44 runs to go from 99 for one to 143 for five.

However, Engelbrecht (19 not out) and Justin Kemp (12 not out) scrambled them home to a tie, thanks at the last to a slightly wayward throw and wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich dropping the ball as he tried to effect a run out with Engelbrecht desperately diving for his ground.

Cobras then batted first in the Super Over, Levi and Dane Vilas helping them to 11 without loss, doing well against Ravi Rampaul.

Due to the number of boundaries scored, Barbados needed 11 to win, but they couldn't quite make it, despite Carter hitting an early boundary off man of the match Engelbrecht.

Munaweera and Jason Holder were not able to scramble the runs required, the last ball seeing them complete two runs and then Carter was run out attempting an impossible third.

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