Cape Town - AB
de Villiers led a stunning batting display and Tabraiz Shamsi an
excellent bowling performance as the Titans extended their
unbeaten start to the RAM SLAM
T20 Challenge season with a thumping 56-run bonus-point win over the
Warriors in a rain-hit clash in Benoni on Friday.
The match at Willowmoore was reduced to a 13-over-per-side affair after lightening and rain delayed the start.
forced the playing condition to be revised, and after the visitors won
the toss and opted to field, the hosts made merry with the bat.
Dean Elgar blazed 44 off 23 balls, Henry Davids crunched 23 off 16, De
Villiers smashed 48 off 19 and Farhaan Behardien clubbed an unbeaten 36
off 12 - numbers
that took the Titans to an outstanding 172 for three.
Warriors initially made a fist of the chase thanks to a half-century
from captain Jon-Jon Smuts, who made 53 (30 balls, 2 fours, 4 sixes).
He took his side to 77 for one in the eighth over, but it went horribly wrong from there.
picked up three wickets in an over for figures of three for 22, while
there were two wickets each for Lungi Ngidi (2/8) and Malusi Siboto
gave the home side five more log points as they moved to 28 points at
The Warriors stayed last with six points to date.