Sunfoil Series

Warriors recover well thanks to Vallie ton

2017-10-17 20:19
Cricket bat (File)

Cape Town - A fine century from Yaseen Vallie helped the Warriors recover from some mid-innings trouble to reach the halfway stage of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras with a slight advantage at Newlands in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The right-hander struck 150 (211 balls, 23 fours, 1 six), his 12th career century, to lead his side to 347 all out, before the visiting bowlers struck twice to leave the hosts on 97 for two by stumps – still trailing by 250.

Vallie shared in two near century stands that helped propel the Warriors, first adding 91 with overnight partner Jerry Nqolo (29) for the fourth wicket and then putting on 94 with Ayabulela Gqamane for the eighth wicket.

In between, he also added 55 with captain Jon-Jon Smuts (30), with Gqamane eventually the last man out for a feisty 61 (58 balls, 7 fours, 1 six).

Michael Cohen, who made his debut in the previous round of games, was the pick of the bowlers with five for 107, with Lizaad Williams bagging four for 54.

Basheer Walters (1/20) struck early to remove Simon Khomari for one and Simon Harmer (1/21) dismissed Zubayr Hamza (34) late in the day, with Pieter Malan holding up one end through his unbeaten 48.

Most of day one was lost due to rain and a wet outfield.

Read more on:    warriors  |  cobras  |  sunfoil series  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

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.