Port Elizabeth - Heino Kuhn scored a half-century as the Titans rushed to an impressive
eight-wicket win over the Warriors on the fourth day of their Sunfoil Series
match at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
opener, who began the day on 29, raced to his half-century off 62 deliveries,
before being dismissed for 67 (89 balls, 10 fours, 1 six) with the hosts
reaching 145/2 to complete the win.
process Kuhn became the first player, this season, to go past 900 runs and he
took his overall aggregate to 944 runs, well ahead of the next highest
run-getter, the Highveld Lions’ Stephen Cook who has collected 720 runs.
looked as if rain might have had the final say in the match with the first
session of the day washed out. But play resumed after an early lunch had been
taken with the Titans needing just 82 runs for victory.
Pretoria-based team needed just 13.1 overs to knock off the required runs and
complete a comprehensive win that saw them strengthen their position atop the
Sunfoil Series standings.
made his intentions clear from the first over of the day as he struck four
consecutive fours off the bowling of seamer Sisanda Magala.
Elgar (39) and Kuhn shared in a 102-run opening stand, scoring at almost five
runs to the over, before Elgar was caught at midwicket off the bowling of
left-arm spinner Jon-Jon Smuts.
eventually departed but, by that stage, the Titans needed just 15 runs to win
which they duly achieved with Grant Mokoena ending on 27 not out.
wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi was the undoubted star of the show in the contest
as he ended with match figures of 12/173 to claim the man-of-the-match award.
has now taken a remarkable 32 wickets in just five matches at an average of