Sunfoil Series

Ackermann century puts Warriors in control

2016-10-20 21:23
Colin Ackermann (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - An unbeaten century from Colin Ackermann capped a powerful batting display from the Warriors as they outplayed the Cape Cobras on the opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash at Newlands in Cape Town on Thursday.

Michael Price was out one short of a century after making 99 (162 balls, 16 fours, 1 six), while Eddie Moore hit 50 (75 balls, 8 fours) and Yaseen Vallie made 61 (109 balls, 6 fours) to give the visitors a commanding 342/4 at stumps.

The Warriors, who came into the game with their tails up after beating the champion Titans in their previous game, had won the toss and batted first against a home team that has lost both games so far this season.

And they dominated from the outset with Price and Moore putting on 113 for the first wicket, before the latter fell to Dane Piedt (1/101).

Price looked a shoe-in for his century after dominating the bowling, but was bogged down in the 90s and was eventually bowled by Stiaan van Zyl, who was surprisingly the pick of the bowlers with 2/33.

The Warriors opener was one of two wickets to fall in quick succession, the other being Lesiba Ngoepe for a duck, but Ackermann and Vallie combined for a 117-run fourth-wicket stand, which was ended by Tshepo Moreki (1/65).

But Ackermann was still there on 116 at the close, his eighth career century amassed off 219 balls, including 14 fours and 4 sixes.


Read more on:    warriors  |  sunfoil series  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

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


The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? 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.