Sunfoil Series

Mosehle, Hendricks put Lions in control

2017-01-14 20:42
Cricket bat and ball (Getty Images)

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.


Read more on:    titans  |  lions  |  sunfoil series  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Match Result

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...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.