Sunfoil Series

Lions crush Titans

2013-11-24 13:33
Pumelela Matshikwe (Gallo Images)
Centurion - Pumelela Matshikwe and Eddie Leie grabbed a couple of wickets apiece as the Highveld Lions completed a 205-run victory over the Titans on day four of their Sunfoil Series encounter at SuperSport Park.

The Titans had collapsed to 20 for five on the third evening as they chased 320 for victory, and it would have taken a remarkable rearguard action for them to save something from the match.

But  the Lions took 31 overs on Sunday morning to wrap up the match, with the Titans bowled out for 114.

Matshikwe got the ball rolling on the fourth morning when he picked up the wickets of Henry Davids and Roelof van der Merwe, while Leie bowled top-scorer Mangaliso Mosehle for 24 and finished the match when he had Ethy Mbhalati stumped.

In between, Hardus Viljoen dismissed Shaun von Berg to grab his eighth wicket of the match, recording figures of 8 for 106.

The resounding victory put the Lions narrowly above the Cape Cobras at the top of the Sunfoil Series table with 19.16 points, while the Titans took 4.38 points from the match.

Brief scores:

Lions 419 & 219

Titans 319 & 114

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