Sunfoil Series

Warriors struggle despite Vallie ton

2016-03-10 21:21
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Cape Town - Yaseen Vallie once again fought single-handedly with a century as the Warriors struggled on the opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras in Paarl on Thursday.

The 26-year-old compiled his 11th career ton when he made 104 (127 balls, 14 fours), but lacked any meaningful support as the visitors slumped to 217 all out after winning the toss and batting at Boland Park.

Vallie, who made 105 and 86 not out in the last two games which were both lost by the Warriors, watched on as his team-mates folded around him.

Colin Ackermann’s 42 was the next best for the Eastern Cape franchise, with Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt sharing eight wickets for the hosts.

Seamer Paterson grabbed 4/41, including three wickets in eight balls, while Proteas’ spinner Piedt finished with 4/75 as the Warriors, who have lost five out of their six games this season, succumbed in just 65 overs.

The Cobras then made batting look easy by reaching stumps on 57/1.

The only wicket to fall was Andrew Puttick (1) with the total on 7 after he struck Basheer Walters straight to Simon Harmer.

Omphile Ramela (25) and Simon Khomari (23) then shared an unbroken 50 stand to take the home side to within 160 by the close.

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