One Day Cup

Titans beat Warriors after collapse

2017-03-05 18:40
Henry Davids (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Henry Davids spearheaded a strong batting display that was key to lifting the Titans to a 35-run win over the Warriors in their One-Day Cup clash at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday.

The visiting skipper was one of two half-centurions for his side as they amassed 324/6 after winning the toss and batting first.

A horrible collapse from the home side then enabled the Titans to bowl out the Warriors for 289 as they secured a victory that lifted them to second on the standings.

Davids made 66 (73 balls, 6 fours) after he had won the toss and opted to bat first and shared in a century opening stand with Aiden Markram (45).

After the captain fell, Heino Kuhn hit 61 (51 balls, 8 fours) and shared in a 93-run, third-wicket partnership with Tony de Zorzi (41) that took the Pretoria-based team beyond the 200-mark.

Then came the fireworks from Albie Morkel, who blasted 34 off 16 balls, and David Wiese after he clubbed 44 from 26 to give their side a substantial boost.

The Warriors were up for a fight, though, as their leader Jon-Jon Smut plundered 85 (71 balls, 11 fours, 2 sixes) during an opening wicket stand of 150 with Gihahn Cloete (65 off 94 balls, 8 fours).

That meant the home side needed 175 from the next 25 overs, but a collapse of five wickets for 22 runs, including two run outs, left them in a dire position.


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