Sunfoil Series

Mulder's career best innings repels Titans

2017-09-30 19:18
Wiaan Mulder (File)

Cape Town - A career-best century from Wiaan Mulder ensured the Highveld Lions enjoyed a much better day three of their Sunfoil Series derby against the Titans at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday.

The teenage all-rounder made 127 (213 balls, 20 fours), his second first-class ton, as the visitors made 408 all out, before reducing the hosts to 50 for two by the close – a lead of 94.

Mulder, who is only playing his ninth first-class game and was on stand-by for the Proteas earlier in the week, helped rescue his team from 212 for six at one stage.

He shared in a seventh-wicket partnership of 96 with Nicky van den Bergh (94 off 189 balls, 15 fours) allowing the Lions to put up a bold fight following the Titans’ first-innings 452 for seven declared.

Debutant Migael Pretorius was the pick of the bowlers with three for 78, while Shaun von Berg collected three for 109.

The home side then found themselves on trouble on 30 for two after Dwaine Pretorius dismissed Heino Kuhn (8) and Tony de Zorzi (9) was run out. But Jonathan Vandiar’s 27 kept the away side at bay in the closing overs.

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Monday, 23 October 2017
Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans, Johannesburg 10:00
VKB Knights v Warriors, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Oudtshoorn 10:00
Thursday, 08 February 2018
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, Port Elizabeth 10:00
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Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Potchefstroom 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Cape Town 10:00
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Johannesburg 10:00
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Benoni 10:00
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