Sunfoil Series

Titans seal first outright win of Sunfoil Series

2017-10-25 17:13
Malusi Siboto (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Malusi Siboto and Lungi Ngidi shared seven wickets to pave the way for the Titans to seal the first Sunfoil Series win of the season by thumping the Highveld Lions by nine wickets at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Titans captain Aiden Markram also smashed a T20 style 81 not out (67 balls, 13 fours, 2 sixes) as Mark Boucher's side ended the 2017/18 victory drought - one that had seen all 12 matches drawn over the opening four rounds.

There was no escaping a result in this game, though, especially after two below-par batting performances in the first innings with the Lions' 180 cancelled out by the Titans’ 213.

The Lions began day three on 104 for three, a lead of 71, but lost their remaining seven wickets for just 61 as Siboto and Ngidi caused havoc.

Proteas fast bowler Ngidi capped a wonderful match with figures of three for 46 in the second innings - an overall return of nine for 82 - on his return from injury after a four-month lay-off.

Siboto, meanwhile, was the pick of the bowlers with his outstanding four for 26.

Migael Pretorius (2/49) also collected a double, while Rassie van der Dussen’s 28 was the highest score for the Lions on day three.

The Titans needed just 19 overs to race to their 133-run victory target and got there thanks to an opening stand of 85 between Markram and Dean Elgar (25), with Pretorius completing the job with his unbeaten 22 of 10 balls that included three sixes.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Bloemfontein 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, East London 10:00
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Johannesburg 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Paarl 10:00
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:30
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 10:00
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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