MiWay T20 Challenge

Titans move to the top

2011-02-18 21:33
Titans (Gallo Images)
Supersport Park - The Nashua Titans moved to the top of the Standard Bank Pro20 log after they beat the Chevrolet Knights by 5 wickets on Friday evening.

The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras also won their final league match against the Chevrolet Warriors at Sahara Park Newlands by 7 wickets to claim their place in the semi-finals.

These results mean that the four semi-finalists are now decided with the Titans and Cobras being joined in the last four by the Warriors and the Nashua Dolphins.

The Titans top the log on 13 points while the Dolphins, the Warriors and the Cobras all have 12 points. All three sides have three wins but the Dolphins hold the advantage, having beaten both the Warriors and the Cobras in their league matches.

The Dolphins still have the chance to go top of the log if they win their final league match against the bizhub Highveld Lions at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Sunday.

Albie Morkel played a match-winning innings for the Titans on Friday when he scored 46 off 30 balls with one four and four sixes.

Owais Shah did much the same for the Cobras hitting 58 off 44 balls and sharing a partnership of 98 for the fourth wicket with Justin Ontong (41 off 39 balls).

Earlier the Cobras had been in trouble on 29/3 before Shah and Ontong turned the game around.


Toss: Titans

Knights innings
R Hendricks b Nel 46
D Elgar c sub (Kuhn) b Joubert 23
R Rossouw b van der Merwe 25
R Bailey c Davids b Joubert 5
R McLaren not out 20
J van der Wath c Morkel b Joubert 10
A Pienaar c van der Merwe b Morkel 4
D du Preez not out 4

Extras: (lb3, nb1, w1) 5

Total: (for six wickets) 142 -- 20 overs

Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-78, 3-102, 4-105, 5-118, 6-130

Bowling: Morkel 4-0-26-1,
Nel 4-0-26-1 (1nb),
Mbhalati 2-0-14-0,
Wiese 1-0-12-0,
Pienaar 1-0-7-0,
Van der Merwe 4-0-31-1 (1w),
Joubert 4-0-23-3

Titans innings
H Davids c Rossouw b van der Wath 4
J Rudolph c Rossouw b du Preez 22
R van der Merwe lbw Swanepoel 21
P Joubert c A McLaren b Mpitsang 1
F Behardien c A McLaren b du Preez 33
A Morkel not out 46
D Wiese not out 11

Extras: (lb4, w4) 8
Total: (for five wickets) 146 -- 18 overs

Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-46, 3-47, 4-71, 5-98

Van der Wath 3-0-24-1 (1w),
R McLaren 4-0-36-0 (1w),
Mpitsang 2-0-21-1,
Du Preez 3-0-13-2,
Elgar 4-0-34-0 (2w),
Swanepoel 2-0-14-1,

Titans won by five wickets
Master Blaster Batsman: Albie Morkel
Master Blaster Bowler: Pierre Joubert

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