Cape Town -
A career-best 83 by Heino Kuhn set the Titans on their way to a lop-sided
42-run bonus-point victory over rivals the Highveld Lions in their T20
Challenge opener at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
veteran batsman clubbed four fours and four sixes in his unbeaten 52-ball
innings that took the visitors to their highest ever score of 194/4 in the
seasoned campaigner, the Titans captain Albie Morkel, then claimed 3/12 in an
outstanding four overs to help the defending champions restrict the Lions to
was an excellent showing from the Centurion-based franchise, who lost the toss
and were asked to bat in the second match of a double-header at the venue.
batted through the innings, and despite the early dismissals of Henry Davids
(8) and Grant Mokoena (4) by Hardus Viljoen (2/34), managed to thwart the home
He added 48
for the third wicket with Qaasim Adams (22), 74 for the fourth wicket with
Morkel (30) and an unbroken 56 with Farhaan Behardien (37 not out) for the
fifth wicket to take the Titans to their record total.
Lions lost Reeza Hendricks (6) retired hurt in the opening over and they never
der Dussen fought a lone hand for most of the way with his bludgeoning 51 (28
balls, 2 fours, 5 sixes), while Viljoen plundered his highest T20 score of 41
from 26 balls later on.
skipper Morkel received good support from Lungi Ngidi (2/42) and Malusi Siboto
(2/21) as the 2015 winners began the season with a statement of intent.