Centurion - Attacking 80s by Heino Kuhn and Heinrich Klaasen capped a
remarkable first day of action between the Titans and Knights in
their decisive Sunfoil Series final round clash at SuperSport Park in Centurion
With the opening two days of the round 10 encounter washed
out, there were two declarations and three innings that were played out on what
was day three.
The clash had begun with the hosts winning the toss and
inserting the visitors, who reached 169 for seven before declaring after 40
Luthando Mnyanda top-scored with 53 (94 balls, 8 fours), but
it was the bowling that impressed more were Alfred Mothoa (3/34) and Malusi
Siboto (2/39), sharing five of the wickets.
The Titans then responded by scoring at almost seven to the
over as they amassed 269 for three declared in the same number of overs.
Kuhn blasted 86 (82 balls, 13 fours, 1 six), while Klaasen
bludgeoned 84 not out (56 balls, 9 fours, 4 sixes). There was also 48 off 42
from Andrea Agathangelou as the home side took a 100-run lead.
Chris Morris (2/14) then took two wickets without a run on
the board as the Knights slumped to 0 for two, before David Miller’s unbeaten
36 helped them reach the close on 62 for three, still trailing by 38.
Both sides have to win the match to try and give themselves
the best chance of catching the table-topping Warriors.