Ricardo Vasconcelos (106) and Ferisco Adams (149) blasted Boland to the target of 342 as they reached 344 in the final innings for the loss of three wickets.
Kleinveldt said the positive aspect of the hosts’ three-day approach was that they gambled in order to set up a win. The wicket, though, did flatten out on the third day, while the ball was actually moving off the seam on the first two days.
“This has happened to us before. In fact, last season, against North West, the wicket flattened out and they easily reached a massive total.”
Yet, despite the massive credit that Adams and Vasoncelos deserve, Western Province should study Philander’s bowling in order to assess their own weaknesses.
“Vernon bowls in the same area for extensive periods and he attacks, but even when in defensive mode, the batsmen cannot score off him. We were far too impatient in this game and were not nearly consistent enough.
“We wanted to take wickets in a hurry, instead of playing the game like Vernon,” Kleinveldt added in referring to the world-class test player and South African bowling spearhead Philander.
The opening batsman struck a superb 71 in the CSA One-Day Challenge win by 118 runs against Boland.
He said Province owes their competitive total to the unbeaten 79 of Michael Loubser. His straight hitting was something to behold and he can strike the ball sensational distances.
His four fours and six sixes were instrumental in Province posting 227, Kleinveldt explained.
Kleinveldt did not want to take too much credit for the 4-8 he captured to wrap up the innings as Boland was dismissed for 109.
“One must look at the way Dane Piedt bowled in the middle period, and also give credit to our fast bowlers (including 3-48 by Mphilo Njoloza) which secured constant wickets in chasing down a very competitive total,” Kleinveldt added.
The opening batsman said he decided after the Border match to be more attacking. If a bad ball presented itself, he decided to capitalize and attack. “This is the modern-day way of playing cricket, instead of being tentative and just seeing off the new ball. Those are clichés and I opted to be more positive,” Kleinveldt remarked.