Deacon rips through Titans

2009-12-04 18:13

Potchefstroom - When bad light stopped play on the second day of the SuperSport match between the Highveld Lions and the Titans, played in Potchefstroom at Senwes Park, the Lions had a first innings lead of 481 and the Titans were staggering on 69/6.

Two centuries (Zander de Bruyn 144) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (135) allowed the Lions to declare their first innings closed on 550/7 after resuming on 352/4 on the second day4.

The Titans had to rely on their slow bowlers to stem the Lions tide, with little success.

Lions opening bowler Cliffie Deacon ripped the heart out of the Titans line-up and took 4/23 in his ten overs.

The only Titans batsman who could handle the accurate swing bowling of Deacon was Heino Kuhn who was undefeated on 35 when play was called for the day.

Scoreboard at close of play on day two of the SuperSport Series cricket match between the Highveld Lions and the Titans in Potchefstroom on Friday.

Toss: Lions

Lions first innings (overnight 352/4 - 93 overs)

S Cook lbw Mbhalati 77

G Mokoena c Imran Tahir b Harris 56

J Vandiar lbw Harris 7

N McKenzie c Kuhn b Joubert 42

V van Jaarsveld b Harris 135

Z de Bruyn lbw Tahir 144

T Tsolekile not out 49

C Deacon c Joubert b Behardien 27

Extras (2b, 6lb, 2w, 3nb) 13

Total (for 7 wkts decl) 550 - 155.5 overs

Fall of wickets: 1-104, 2-119, 3-166, 4-218, 5-397, 6-500, 7-550

Bowling: Mbhalati 19-5-63-1 (1nb), Walters 16-4-58-0, Joubert 22-5-70-1 (1w), Behardien 6.5-0-29-1 (1w), Harris 43-4-124-3, Tahir 36-3-155-1 (2nb), Du Plessis 13-1-43-0

Titans first innings Titans first innings

Kuhn not Out 35

Rudolph c Tsolekile b Deacon 2

Malan lbw b Deacon 16

Du Plessis lbw b Deacon 0

Bodi c Tsolekile b Deacon 0

Behardien c Tsolekile b Matshikwe 0

Joubert b De Wet 1

Harris Not Out 6

Extras (2by, 3lb, 4nb) 9

Total 69/6 (25.3 overs)

Fall of wickets: 1/16, 2/44, 3/45, 4/45, 5/56, 6/62

Bowling: De Wet 8.3-3-29-1, Deacon 10-5-23-4 (4nb) Matshikwe 7-31-12-1