Paterson captured five for 63 in 21 overs in the second innings. He also removed two batsmen for 32 in 17 accurate overs in the first innings.
Probed about his performance, Adams said the 25-year old fast bowler is a lion-hearted performer who gives 110 % for his team. “His fourth spell is as good as his first. He is strong, fit and his performances are just rewards for the solid work he has put in,” the Cobras coach added.
Paterson moved the ball both ways off the seam on a wicket conducive to fast bowling the weekend.
Adams said the Cobras would be without Muller is struggling with an ankle injury, and will not be available for the Sunfoil Series clash against the Sunfoil Dolphins at the Newlands cricket ground starting on Thursday.
Justin Ontong, whose wife, Lee-Anne, gave birth to a baby daughter on Monday, will also miss the home clash against the Dolphins.
Beuran Hendricks and Justin Kemp (who had his first bowl on Tuesday after a long break due to a swollen ankle), are also not available for the four-day match at Newlands.
Sybrand Engelbrecht will probably return to action for the match.
“I do think the win gives the players a massive confidence boost. When you are in a similar situation, you reflect on the tough match situations that you have negotiated, and it carries you,” Adams said.
He said the Cobras opted in the second phase of the season to become even more dynamic and attacking in their mind-set, while not waiting for anything to happen.
“Our win (against the Titans) was a vindication of this attacking mind-set,” Adams added.