SA T20 Challenge: George Linde Helps Cobras Get Off Mark With Warriors Win
A career-best five-wicket haul by Sisanda Magala paved the way for the Imperial Lions to climb the top of the Betway T20 Challenge table with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over the VKB Knights here on Tuesday.
The right-arm seamer grabbed five for 20 at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium as Wandile Gwavu's charges ruthlessly dismissed their opponents for just 106, before Reeza Hendricks (47) and Temba Bavuma (53 not out off 47 balls, 3x4s, 1x6) did the bulk of the scoring to help reach the target with 11 deliveries to spare.
It was the third successive win for the Lions and one that vaulted them to the top of the table with a maximum of 12 points, the same number as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins.
Defeat for the Knights all but ends their interest in the competition. They will need to win their final match against the Dafabets Warriors on Thursday and hope several other results go in their favor to have any chance of reaching the play-offs.
In the earlier match of Tuesday, George Linde delivered one of the best performances of the T20 Challenge so far to just about keep the Six-Gun Grill Cape Cobras alive with a 24-run victory over the Dafabet Warriors at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium.