Cape Town - Heinrich Klaasen hit his maiden Sunfoil Series century to help the Titans close
in on victory over the Dolphins at the City Oval in
Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.
playing second fiddle to the hosts on the opening day, the visitors hit
back superbly over the next two days, thanks to Klaasen’s epic 195 (353 balls,
23 fours, 2 sixes) that helped establish a 102-run lead.
Davids then claimed 3/29 with his part-time spin to leave the Dolphins in
trouble on 146/5 - a slender lead of only 44.
had resumed at the start of day three on 240/6, with Klaasen in sight of his
first three figure score at this level.
there comfortably during a fine stand of 150 for the seventh wicket with Shaun
von Berg, who made 54 (151 balls, 5 fours), and went on to record the second
highest individual score for the Pretoria-based side in the fixture.
Engelbrecht ended as the pick of the bowlers with 4/61.
surprised the home side by taking the new ball and he rocked their top order by
reducing the home side to 21/4, before Sibonelo Makhanya (41) helped Daryn Smit
to stabalise proceeding with a 94-run fifth-wicket stand.
still there at the close carrying the hopes of the Dolphins with his unbeaten
62 (99 balls, 9 fours). With him was Robbie Frylinck (19) sharing in a 31-run
stand that could prove decisive should it continue to blossom on the final day.
top-of-the-table Knights losing to the Cape Cobras earlier on
Saturday, the winner of the contest is likely to take top spot heading into the
final round next week.