Sunfoil Series

Warriors on the back foot

2015-03-26 20:50
Kagiso Rabada (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kagiso Rabada has stormed to the top of the Sunfoil Series wicket-taking charts as the Highveld Lions put the Warriors on the back foot on a rain-shortened first day at the Wanderers.

Although the weather wiped out the first session, Rabada’s four-wicket haul ensured that the Lions made excellent progress on the day, reducing the Warriors to 193 for eight in the 63 overs that were possible.

An initial six-over spell from Rabada yielded two wickets and left the visitors 30 for three from 11 overs after they had been inserted by the Lions, while a later spell brought another brace and sparked a second Warriors collapse.

The only bright patch for the Warriors came in between those spells, as Colin Ackermann (50) and Colin Ingram (39) exercised impressive patience in rebuilding the innings, putting on 70 for the fourth wicket in 28 overs.

Rabada crushed that revival when he had Ingram caught behind by Dominic Hendricks, who took the gloves in the absence of the injured Thami Tsolekile, and then trapped Darryl Brown lbw four overs later.

Chris Morris (2 for 43) and Dwaine Pretorius struck two further blows for the Lions, before Simon Harmer (35 not out) and Sisanda Magala (12 not out) kept the innings going until bad light halted play.

Rabada ended the day with figures of 4 for 39 to take his season tally to 38 wickets - three more than Dane Paterson and Andrew Birch, with three days of the season still to be played.

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

27 October 2016
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v VKB Knights, Durban 09:00
Highveld Lions v Warriors, Johannesburg 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Cape Town 10:00
03 November 2016
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Paarl 10:00
Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans, Potchefstroom 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, Port Elizabeth 10:00
05 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:00
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
12 January 2017
Warriors v BuildNat Cape Cobras, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Multiply Titans v Highveld Lions, Benoni 10:00
19 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Highveld Lions, Pietermaritzburg Oval 10:00
26 January 2017
Multiply Titans v BuildNat Cape Cobras, Centurion 10:00
VKB Knights v Warriors, Bloemfontein 10:00
Team P W PTS

Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.