So much so that the first six overs yielded 58 runs and the Cobras were well on their way to a comfortable victory. Although the 23-year old Levi departed in the 10th over followed by Owais Shah in the next, Gibbs continued his merry way to notch is 19th T20 half-century off 41 balls.
Thereafter, it was a matter of time before the Cobras reached the target despite Gibbs' dismissal in the 15th over by which time, the South African were in sight of victory.
Earlier, the Blues innings was a stop-go affair with no appreciable momentum after the dismissal of openers Shane Watson (34) and David Warner (20) who put on 41 in 4.5 overs. Both survived a dropped catch early in their innings.
After their exit, the going was rather slow and in fact, Blues went without a boundary for 45 deliveries during which there was neither consolidation nor acceleration as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
In Image: Cape Cobras bowler Charl Langeveldt prepares to bowl against the New South Wales Blues during their Champions League Trophy T20 Cricket match at The M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on September 24, 2011.