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Gayle fails as Lions lose big

Published:Tuesday | November 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM

South Africa (CMC):

Big-hitting Chris Gayle failed as Lions crashed to a heavy 77-run defeat to Cape Cobras in the South Africa Ram Slam Twenty20 League on Sunday.

Chasing 155 for victory at Newlands, Lions were bundled out for 77 off 15.3 overs, to plunge to only their second defeat of the tournament.

Gayle, who has been in good form in the tournament, made just three from eight balls before falling in the second over, bowled by fast bowler Dane Paterson, who finished with three for nine.

Neil McKenzie top scored with a run-a-ball 31, while Temba Bavuma hit a run-a-ball 20 in a 34-run third wicket stand. Once they were separated, however, Lions lost their last seven wickets for 22 runs.

Pollard took two for 11

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard took two for 11 with his gentle medium pace.

Earlier, Pollard had also failed with the bat, making just six from 10 balls, as Cape Cobras rallied to 154 for seven off their 20 overs. Dane Vilas hit 51 from 29 balls and Omphile Ramela 46 off 38 balls, in a 54-run third-wicket stand.

In the other game played at SuperSport Park, Darren Sammy's Titans played to a thrilling tie with Warriors, in a contest reduced to eight overs per side because of rain. Sammy made 16 from 12 balls as Titans made 79 for five, but Warriors ended on the same total, with no provision, because of time, for the decisive Super Over.