Cape Town - Beuran Hendricks led a splendid all-round bowling display as the Cape Cobras took ahuge step towards the Momentum One-Day Cup final with a comprehensivesix-wicket win over the Highveld Lions
Theleft-arm seamer claimed 3/18 to help the hosts dismiss their visitors for apaltry 133 all out in 40.3 overs.
Therewere also 2 wickets each for Dane Piedt (2/20), Dane Paterson (2/26) and WayneParnell (2/35).
Thehosts then cruised home with just 4 wickets down and 16.5 overs to spare,thanks to an unbeaten 63 off 86 balls from Andrew Puttick.
Stiaanvan Zyl made 35, but the real work had been even before the Cobras had gone outto bat with their bowlers firing.
Allbut one of the Lions batsmen struggled after they had lost the toss and wereasked to bat first by home captain Justin Ontong.
TheJohannesburg-based team were 3/1, 5/2 and then 7/3 with three of their keybatsmen in Rassie van der Dussen (2), Alviro Petersen (2) and Temba Bavuma (0)gone for next to nothing on the scoreboard.
Theyfailed to recover from that and when captain Stephen Cook (9) fell to make it24/4, they were left scrapping.
DominicHendricks top-scored with an unbeaten 44, while extras was joint next best with15, along with three other players.
Defeatleft the Lions in second place on 19 points and as the only side with a chanceof overhauling the Cobras (29), who also claimed a bonus point.
Butthey will need to win their remaining two games with bonus points and hope theCape side lose their last two matches.