It was not as if the Cobras bowlers did anything extraordinary, but they got their basics right and focused on stump-to-stump line that tested the patience of the batsmen.
So much so that the Warner-Watson partnership was undoubtedly the most entertaining part of the Blues innings as both delivered some mighty blows, but ultimately, couldn't really carry it off.
Eventually, the Blues needed to thank the two dropped catches that helped Warner who was then on 11 and Watson (on 7) to add some substance to the innings.
Seamers Charl Langeveldt and Vernon Philander picked up two wickets apiece as both showed a lot of discipline in maintaining a tight line and length to have the batsmen in a knot.
In Image: Cape Cobras Herschelle Gibbs plays a shot against the New South Wales Blues