Dane Piedt was the star of a spectacular collapse by the bizhub Highveld Lions that saw them suffer a heavy 4-Day Franchise Series defeat to the Cape Cobras on the third day of their match in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The decision by Temba Bavuma to return to the Highveld Lions after a only one season in Cape Town, enjoys the backing and unequivocal support of the Cape Cobras, said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape side.
Half-centuries by Kyle Verreynne and Dane Piedt ensured the Cape Cobras and VKB Knights were even poised after the third day of their Sunfoil Series clash at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Sunday.
Jon-Jon Smuts and Tabraiz Shamsi shared six wickets to leave the Cape Cobras in a spin before bad light saved them from potential defeat against the Warriors on the final day of their Sunfoil Series clash at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The Highveld Lions have announced the names of 17 players who have been given annual contracts with the franchise for the 2017/18 season.