Lions take first win of the 2017/18 Momentum One Day Cup

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Omphile Ramela and Mangaliso Mosehle both scored half centuries to guide the Lions to their first win of the 2017/18 Momentum One Day Cup.

The Lions registered a two wicket win over the Dolphins in a match that was played in Potchefstroom.

The Dolphins won the toss and elected to bat first.

The men from Durban gave themselves a good chance of winning the contest, posting a total of 253 runs all out with a single over remaining during their innings.

The Dolphins also had things under control with the ball for most part, managing to reduce the Lions to 171 for six at some stage.

Dolphins captain Khaya Zondo says, “100% Robbie Frylink and Savage came out and batted so we love the Impetus they showed there. We did have control and we just said if we not getting wickets we make sure that we hit out lengths and the guys stuck to the game plan as much as we could.”

Hardus Viljoen also played a starring role with bat and ball as the Highveld Lions secured a dramatic two-wicket win over the Dolphins in Potchefstroom.

The visitors had a great opportunity to salvage a draw with a run out in the last ball of the match but they missed the stumps.

Viljoen who batted brilliantly to get his team over the line with an unbeaten 30 from 28 deliveries, ran well between the wickets to score the winning run.

Viljoen was also the pick of the bowlers for his team with the figures of three for 43.

Lions player Hardus Viljoen says, “I had to come back and just redeem myself a little bit after the wayward start I had last week against the warriors and I did a little bit of work with Gordon. So all credit to the coaches and staff that helped me through this two or three days, just preparing for this to coming with a good mental side.”

The Lions will play the Titans at home in their next game, while the Dolphins will be away to the Warriors.