Cape Town - Debutant
Eldred Hawken and David Wiese picked up three wickets apiece to bowl the Titans to a hefty first-innings lead over the Warriors on day two of
their Sunfoil Series clash at SuperSport Park.
Hawken made his speed count as he bowled all three of this victims on his way
to figures of 3 for 47, while Wiese made some vital interventions later on to
finish with 3 for 28.
That saw the
Warriors bowled out for 209 in response to the Titans’ first innings total of
369. The hosts closed the second day on nine without loss to lead by 169 runs.
began the day brightly as Basheeru-Deen Walters dismissed Farhaan Behardien for
79 in just the fourth over, but then came up against some stubborn knocks from
Grant Mokoena and Wiese.
added 74 for the sixth wicket in just 17 overs as they made use of the harder
ball, with Mokoena making 46 and Wiese scoring 48.
Gqamane (3 for 54) hit back with the wickets of Mokoena and Mangaliso Mosehle
in the same over, but Rowan Richards (24 not out) added some quick runs
to add to the Warriors’ frustrations.
finally brought the innings to a close on the stroke of lunch when he bowled
Ethy Mbhalati to finish with figures of 5 for 49 - his fourth five-wicket haul
in first-class cricket.
slumped to 81 for seven in reply, with Hawken headlining the Titans bowling on
his franchise debut as he grabbed the scalps of David White and Yaseen Vallie.
26-year-old has been in fine form of late, having taken 12 wickets in two
first-class matches for Northerns prior to his selection in this match.
Mbhalati also chipped in with two wickets apiece, before Clyde Fortuin and
Sisanda Magala dug in for the better part of a session and added 86 for the
Hawken who broke the stand, bowling Magala for 40, and Fortuin was next to go
when he was trapped lbw by Wiese for 72.
opener Dean Elgar will have the opportunity to spend some time at the crease on
the third morning, when he resumes on four.