West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard hit an unbeaten half-century and snatched a brace of wickets in the final over, to propel Cape Cobras to a narrow four-win victory over the Darren Sammy-led Titans in the South Africa Ram Slam Twenty20 League on Sunday.
Sent in at Kingsmead, Cape Cobras rallied to 169 for six from their 20 overs, with Pollard smashing 56 not out off 29 balls with three fours and four sixes.
Dane Vilas chipped in with 32 and Omphile Ramela, 31. Sammy’s one over of medium pace leaked 13 runs.
In reply, Qaasim Adams top-scored with 68 from 36 balls to leave Titans requiring 11 from the final over for victory. However, David Wiese, who smacked 24 from eight balls, was prised out by Pollard off the second ball. Pollard then kept Sammy scoreless from the two next deliveries before having him caught in the deep off the fifth ball of the over.
In another contest at the same venue, Windies fast bowler all-rounder Andre Russell grabbed four for 18 for Knights as they bundled out Dolphins for 82 off 18.5 overs. However, rain had the final say, washing out the remainder of the game and forcing the teams to share the points.