Ingram leads Warriors charge

2011-12-27 18:52

Paarl - Colin Ingram completed his second century in back-to-back matches to give the Warriors a good start against the Cape Cobras to the latest round of SuperSport Series matches on Tuesday.

It was only his sixth first-class century in his 51st match and he has an average in the low 30s which is not commensurate with his batting ability that has earned him international call-ups for the Proteas in both the ODI and T20 formats.

The fact that he has taken on the captaincy of the Warriors this season may have something to do with his better first-class form.

Ingram finished the day on 119 not out (239 balls, 17 fours and a six) to guide the Warriors to a close-of-play total of 239/4.

He and Wayne Parnell have shared an unbroken partnership of 93 for the fifth wicket which has bolstered the latter’s goal to become a genuine all-rounder.

Ingram’s was the only century on the day although Faf du Plessis and Martin van Jaarsveld both reached 80 for the Titans against the Highveld Lions.

One of the best bowling performances came from the Dolphins left-arm seamer, Mthokozisi Shezi, who took 3/42 against the Knights. He has spent most of the season in the KZN Coastal team playing in the CSA three-day competition and has shown steady improvement since going on the CSA Emerging Squad’s tour to Australia in the off-season.

Close of play scores:

Chevrolet Park:

Dolphins won the toss.
Knights 172/5 in 57.1 overs (Morne van Wyk 54 not out, Ryan Bailey 46, Mthokozisi 3/42)

Titans won the toss.
Titans 273/5 in 75 overs (Martin van Jaarsveld 80, Faf du Plessis 80, Henry Davids 46 not out, Eddie Leie 3/76)

Boland Park:
Warriors won the toss.
Warriors in 239/4 in 89 overs (Colin Ingram 119 not out, Wayne Parnell 29 not out, Beuran Hendricks 2/48)