Pietermaritzburg - Heinrich Klaasen was closing in on a maiden career century
as the Titans hit back strongly on day two of their Sunfoil Series
clash against the Dolphins at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg
Batting at number four, the right-handed wicketkeeper struck
an unbeaten 82 (175 balls, 7 fours, 2 sixes) to take his side to stumps on
240/6, a deficit of just 61, after their bowlers had produced the goods to
The home side did start the day well placed on 253/5, but
their lower order was blown away by Malusi Siboto and Shaun von Berg.
The set Vaughn van Jaarsveld ended as the top scorer with 81
(146 balls, 8 fours), before he was Siboto’s first victim of the day as the
seamer went on to finish with 3/42.
Spinner Von Berg, meanwhile, took 3/96 with the hosts losing
their last five wickets for just 48.
Standard Bank Proteas opener Dean Elgar (34) and Aiden
Markram (44) then provided the reigning champions with a strong 79-run opening
After both fell, along with Grant Mokoena (5) to spinners
Prenelan Subrayen (2/85) and Keshav Maharaj (1/58), Klaasen kept his side
ticking along as they ended the day with the advantage.