It was the Otago Volts who suffered a shock as the Cape Cobras captain, Andrew Puttick, scored a magnificent century in the Champions League Twenty20.
His fellow South Africans stated that it was an innings unlike previously seen from Puttick. The man who replaced an injured captain for the Cape Cobras, Graeme Smith, showed in emphatic fashion that the selectors would not regret their choice as Cape Cobrs have effectively qualified for the Super Eights.
Puttick and Justin Ontong gave the Cobras their second great win after JP Duminy once more carried his form through after his unbeaten ninety-nine in the first match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Puttick’s century from sixty-two balls overshadowed Duminy’s thirty–two from twenty-five balls and Ontong’s final flourish of thirty-nine runs from just fourteen balls as Cape Cobras set the Otago Volts from New Zealand a tough chase of 193. Only England’s Dmitri Mascarenhas, playing for the Volts, returned with remarkable figures of two wickets, conceding just five runs per over.
In reply the Volts were shot out for 139 in a ball more than seventeen overs. Rory Kleinveldt once again played a key role in snapping three wickets as the New Zealand side struggled to cope with the demands of the situation in Hyderabad. Only Nathan McCullum managed thirty-eights run, after Brendon McCullum’s twenty-one. JP Duminy even picked up two wickets in just 1.1 overs in their second CL T20 match.