Sunfoil Series

Von Berg five-fer puts Titans in command

2016-10-27 21:35
Shaun von Berg (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Shaun von Berg's five-wicket haul laid the foundation for the Titans to dominate the opening day of the Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras at Newlands in Cape Town on Thursday.

The leg-break bowler took 5/88 in 25.3 overs, the 19th five-for of his career, as the visitors dismissed the hosts for just 235 after winning the toss and electing to bowl first.

Aiden Markram then struck a brisk 58 (65 balls, 10 fours) to help the defending champions close on 108/1.

The opener shared an unbroken stand of 75 with Grant Mokoena (39) for the second wicket to leave their side trailing by just 127.

Earlier it was Von Berg that lead the way with the ball.After David Wiese (2/45) had done the initial damage, the Cobras were fighting back on 166/4 thanks to Stiaan van Zyl, who top-scored with 65 (140 balls, 8 fours).

Justin Ontong (45) was the other substantial contributor, but there was little else on offer for the winless hosts.

Dala also chipped in with 2/42 as the Titans closed in a strong position.


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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:00
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
12 January 2017
Warriors v BuildNat Cape Cobras, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Multiply Titans v Highveld Lions, Benoni 10:00
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VKB Knights v Warriors, Bloemfontein 10:00
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Multiply Titans, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:00
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v VKB Knights, Paarl 10:00
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v BuildNat Cape Cobras, Durban 09:00
Highveld Lions v VKB Knights, Johannesburg 10:00
Multiply Titans v Warriors, Benoni 10:00
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