Sunfoil Series

Moore, Ackermann earn Warriors fighting draw

2017-10-19 15:57
Colin Ackermann (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Colin Ackermann and Eddie Moore both hit final-day tons as the Warriors earned a battling Sunfoil Series draw against the Cape Cobras at Newlands in Cape Town on Thursday.

The pair shared in a key 214-run second-wicket partnership - a fixture record - that helped erase a 171-run deficit at the start of the day and turn it into a 46-run lead by the time the two captains shook hands at tea.

It was an excellent show by the visitors, who started day four on 12 for one, facing an uphill battle.

Early wickets were key for the Cobras, but they did not come as Ackermann went on to make 105 (190 balls, 16 fours), which was his 12th career ton.

Moore, meanwhile, batted for 186 balls to make an unbeaten 101 (16 fours, 1 six).

It was the opener's seventh first-class ton.

The only bowler to pick up a wicket on the day was Mthiwekhaya Nabe with his one for 35.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming


Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.