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
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
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.
Lesiba Ngoepe (41) fought bravely, but there was little
support from the Warriors tail as they were shot out with 20 balls remaining.Malusi Siboto was the best of the bowlers with
2/33, while Shaun von Berg managed 2/67.