Cape Town - Shaun
von Berg grabbed three wickets on the final day as the Titans
returned to the top of the Sunfoil Series table with a tame draw against
the Cape Cobras at Willowmoore in Benoni on Sunday.
leg-break bowler finished with three for 54 in 16 overs as the visitors
reached 185 for six, before declaring with a target of 268 for the
But the match laboured to a draw after the Titans reached 57 for two in 17.5 overs when the match ended.
home side walked away with 12.42 points from the match, just enough to
help them regain top spot which they had lost to the Warriors on
Saturday after the latter
had beaten the Highveld Lions.
Mark Boucher's side saw their lead substantially cut with four matches
Their 92.1 point total is just over five points clear of the
Eastern Cape franchise,
with most of the other teams, including the Cobras, also making gains.
However, the result of Sunday was a mere formality after only two innings had been completed over the first three days.
third innings of the game resumed on day four with the Cape side 82
runs ahead and they batted for 50.1 overs in a bid to try and force an
Aviwe Mgijima top-scored with 43, while there was 36 apiece from Zubayr Hamza and Kyle Verreynne, before the declaration.
Von Berg’s three-for was supported by two for 23 by Junior Dala.
Elgar then hit 27 before falling and the match ending without a winner.