Cape Town - A
career-best effort from Colin Ackermann helped the Warriors keep control of
their Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras after day two at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.
right-hander made 146 (274 balls, 19 fours 4 sixes) as the visitors declared
their first innings on 525/7 - their highest ever franchise-era total against
their Cape rivals in the fixture.
had fought back to reach 94/0 by the close, but their slow scoring - they faced
46 overs - meant the Warriors were still in the driving seat.
from the Eastern Cape had started the day on 342/4 and Ackermann and Somila
Seyibokwe extended their sixth-wicket partnership to 75. The former eventually
fell for his highest ever first-class score - beating the 144 he scored for
Eastern Province against Easterns in 2013/14. Seyibokwe went on to make 69 (137
balls, 10 fours), while Clyde Fortuin contributed 43 as the Warriors declared
midway through the day.
opening pair of Omphile Ramela and Andrew Puttick then soaked up all the
pressure in reaching the close 431 runs adrift. The captain was unbeaten on 55
(127 balls, 11 fours), while veteran Puttick had faced 151 balls for his 35.
skipper Simon Harmer had sent down 18 of the overs, 14 of which were maidens
with a mere 10 runs conceded.