Sunfoil Series

Mosehle, Hendricks put Lions in control

2017-01-14 20:42
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Cape Town - Unbeaten half-centuries by Mangaliso Mosehle and Dominic Hendricks left the Highveld Lions on top after three days of their Sunfoil Series derby at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Saturday.

The pair had shared an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership worth 126 that helped their side close on 223/5 having earlier dismissed their hosts for 231 – a 319-run lead.

There were two stand-out performers with the ball for the visitors as Aya Myoli took 4/60 and Bjorn Fortuin claimed 4/56, handing their side a 96-run lead at the change of innings. It was an impressive return from the rookie pair, who have only played 12 franchise games between them.

Proteas allrounder Chris Morris, returning to competitive action for the first time since a knee injury in the middle of last year, top-scored for the defending champions with 39 after they had resumed overnight on 146/4.

Heinrich Klaasen managed 30, with another national star Farhaan Behardien managing 22.

Morris then made some early inroads with his 3/20 helping reduce the Lions to 97/5, before the key stand.

Mosehle was the aggressor with his 76 coming from just 96 balls (9 fours, 1 six), while Hendricks batted more patiently for his 67 from 168 deliveries (5 fours, 1 six).

That ensured the Lions were well placed for an early declaration on the final day as they look to press ahead for victory against the log leaders in the Jukskei derby.

 

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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Bloemfontein 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, East London 10:00
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Johannesburg 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Paarl 10:00
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:30
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 10:00
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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