Sunfoil Series

Davids evens things up for Titans

2018-02-17 19:44
Henry Davids (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein - An unbeaten 95 by Henry Davids ensured the Titans gave the Knights a minimal advantage on Day 3 of their Sunfoil Series encounter at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The veteran right-hander was left stranded five short of his ton after striking 12 fours and six in his 172-ball innings when the visitors were bowled out for 345 in response to the 363 of the hosts.

That gave them a lead of 18, which was stretched to 138 by the close when the defending champions ended the day on 120 for two.

Theunis de Bruyn was not out on 57 (93 balls, 9 fours, 2 sixes) and Keegan Petersen (27) with him, leaving the home side with a slight advantage but only a day in the game to play.

The Titans had resumed overnight on 210 for five and needed Davids to control their lower order with his experience.

There was not much in terms of support - Shaun von Berg (16) and Eldred Hawken (12) - as Duanne Olivier ended with four for 78.

Spinner Von Berg then took two early wickets to leave the Knights on 37 for two, before the unbroken De Bruyn-Petersen third-wicket stand of 83 led the recovery.

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