Cape Town - Aiden Markram made it another successful day for a Titans debutant after he
struck 162 to give his side total command against the Dolphins by
stumps on day two of their Sunfoil Series clash at SuperSport Park in Centurion
right-handed opener showed little sign of nerves in his 218-ball innings,
striking 19 fours and a six, as the defending champions closed on 379/5 - a
lead of 172.
also played a compelling knock of 88 (134 balls, 8 fours, 2 sixes), while Grant
Mokoena added 70 (127 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) for good measure to complete a
fine batting display for the hosts.
had not enjoyed the best of seasons to date after losing the opening two
matches of the season.
Ngidi’s five-for in his first appearance at franchise level on day one shot the
visitors out for 207, before Markram, 22, gave the home side more to be excited
about with his excellent century.
Kuhn, the pair put on a record 203-run opening stand against the Dolphins after
they started the day on 45/0. The previous best also involved Kuhn, but on that
occasion his partner was MA Aronstam way back in the 2006/07 season.
Mokoena then put on 120 for the second wicket, before the log-leading Dolphins
managed to secure four late wickets, two of them for Mthokozisi Shezi (2/78) to
raise spirits by the close.