Shezi was the destroyer-in-chief for the Nashua Cape Cobras in the first innings against The Unlimited Titans, taking six scalps for 51 in 14 overs in the Sunfoil Series match at Boland Park in Paarl during the weekend.
Dane Paterson captured crucial wickets in the middle, nabbing out two for 32 in seventeen.
In the second innings, the 25-year old Paterson removed five for 63 to set up the Nashua Cape Cobras’ first four-day win of the season, an emphatic victory by 170 runs against the Titans.
“It was interesting that I got a bit of swing, but also moved it back off the seam. My stock delivery is the away-movement off the seam,” said Shezi.
The 27-year old left-arm seam bowler said his six scalps could prove to be the turning point of his four-day campaign.
He had a side strain and was ruled out for the Sunfoil Series game against the Chevrolet Knights in Kimberley.
Upon his return, his rhythm was lacking, but everything changed when he bowled in the first innings. Not only did Shezi take the crucial wickets of Dean Elgar and Theunis de Bruyn, two gifted openers, but he also destroyed the batting tail, as the Titans slipped from 138 for three to 175 all out.
“I am so glad I could play a role in setting up the first four-day win for the Cobras.
“I am also up-beat that my form is right back, as I am very motivated to do well against my old team, the Dolphins, at Newlands during the weekend,” added Shezi.