Sunfoil Series

Elgar fails, Khun stars for Titans

2015-12-17 19:12
Dean Elgar (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Heino Khun hit the first century of the Sunfoil Series season to guide the Titans from a troublesome position to one of dominance on the opening day of their fixture against the Warriors at SuperSport Park.

Basheeru-Deen Walters picked up three wickets in his opening spell to reduce the Titans to 30 for three, but Kuhn’s 141 (226 balls, 22x4s) ensured that the Titans had regained control by the end of the day as they closed on 251 for four.

It was anything but a one-man show, however, with Farhaan Behardien scoring an unbeaten 78 and passing 5,000 first-class runs in the process.

Kuhn’s tally is now above 7,300 after his 16th first-class hundred, and his stock in the four-day game continues to rise.

Last season he only played six Sunfoil Series games for the Titans, but made 527 runs at an average of 58.55.

After the Titans had lost the toss and been inserted, he was able to dig in and survive Walters’ (3 for 34) opening spell, which claimed Dean Elgar, Henry Davids and Theunis de Bruyn.

Kuhn began to score freely once first-change bowlers, Ayabulela Gqamane and Sisanda Magala, were introduced, and duly added 185 for the fourth wicket with Behardien before finally being dismissed after the tea break by part-timer Colin Ingram.

Grant Mokoena joined Behardien in an unbroken stand of 36 for the fifth wicket, until bad light brought the day’s play to a premature close.

With the second new ball set to be available as soon as play resumes, the Warriors will be confident of making early inroads on the second morning.


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