Cape Town - Chris
Morris and Tabraiz Shamsi shared six wickets as the Titans
recovered from a dreadful start to demolish the Warriors by 121 runs in
Cup clash in East London on Sunday.
Albie Morkel also played a key hand with an unbeaten 80 (63 balls, 6
fours, 4 sixes) as the defending champions recovered from 18 for three
at the start of
the game to post 250 for nine.
bowler Morris ripped through the top order with three for 24, with
spinner Shamsi shredding the middle-order with his three for 11 as the
hosts were emphatically
dismissed for 129 in 34.2 overs handing the visitors victory with a
bonus point at Buffalo Park.
Titans had earlier won the toss and opted to bat first, but Sisanda
Magala (4/46) and Anrich Nortje (2/43) left them in tatters after only
Heinrich Klaasen (66 off 94 balls, 8 fours, 1 six) and Farhaan
Behardien (52 off 76 balls, 4 fours) put on 109 for the fourth wicket to
Both fell soon after as the Titans slumped to 156/6, before Morkel's heroics lifted them to a 251 target.
The Warriors never really threatened after they too ran into early trouble at 16 for two.
Vallie top-scored with 40, but there was little else in terms of
support, with the home side folding horribly in the face of Morris,
Shamsi and also Shaun von