Sunfoil Series

Von Berg five-fer puts Titans in command

2016-10-27 21:35
Shaun von Berg (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Shaun von Berg's five-wicket haul laid the foundation for the Titans to dominate the opening day of the Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras at Newlands in Cape Town on Thursday.

The leg-break bowler took 5/88 in 25.3 overs, the 19th five-for of his career, as the visitors dismissed the hosts for just 235 after winning the toss and electing to bowl first.

Aiden Markram then struck a brisk 58 (65 balls, 10 fours) to help the defending champions close on 108/1.

The opener shared an unbroken stand of 75 with Grant Mokoena (39) for the second wicket to leave their side trailing by just 127.

Earlier it was Von Berg that lead the way with the ball.After David Wiese (2/45) had done the initial damage, the Cobras were fighting back on 166/4 thanks to Stiaan van Zyl, who top-scored with 65 (140 balls, 8 fours).

Justin Ontong (45) was the other substantial contributor, but there was little else on offer for the winless hosts.

Dala also chipped in with 2/42 as the Titans closed in a strong position.


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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
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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
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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
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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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