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Emerging Cape Cobras 134 for five (Vallie 39, Ramoo 21*, Schofield 2-20) beat Surrey 88 all out (Brown 26, Ramela 3-2) by 46 runs

Surrey's hopes of reaching the finals of the inaugural Emirates Airline Twenty20 festival in Dubai were dealt a huge blow when they suffered a 46-run defeat to an emerging side representing the Cape Cobras.

A Surrey team that included former England Test players Gareth Batty, Usman Afzaal and Chris Schofield were skittled for 88 by a Cobras outfit that boasted an average age of 20 and included only two players with first-team contracts

Batting first, the Cobras rookies cantered to 134 for 5, easily the best of the three totals so far on the opening day of this two-day event. Their captain Omphile Ramela (14) and keeper Derek Brand (39) set the tone for their innings in posting 49 for the first wicket inside seven overs.

Surrey fought back through Schofield's two wickes, but the Cobras rallied again as Mohammad Vallie (20) and Romano Ramoo (21*) combined to set a testing asking rate of 6.8 an over for victory.

Surrey's pursuit tottered early when captain Rory Hamilton-Brown missed an expansive drive in the second over and, six deliveries later, Usman Afzaal toe-ended a catch to the keeper to make it 15 for 2. Michael Brown attempted to rebuild with a straight six against Kirk Wernars, but his stay for a top score of 26 ended when he missed an attempted dab to third man to be bowled by Dane Piedt.

It was one-way traffic thereafter as Ramela bagged three for two in 13 balls to secure the Cobras their giant-killing with 17 deliveries to spare.

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