Cape Town - Lungi
Ngidi returned career-best figures as the Titans continued
their superb start to the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge season with a punishing
61-run bonus point
win over the Warriors at Buffalo Park in East London on Friday.
The Proteas fast bowler claimed 4/14 in just 2.2 overs as the
hosts lost six wickets for seven runs at one stage - first collapsing
from 50 for none
to 57 for six, before eventually being dispatched for 111 in 14.2 overs.
Markram was also among the wickets, claiming three for 21 in his four
overs, having opened the bowling, while Tabraiz Shamsi ended with two
Warriors had been chasing 173 thanks to another sensational batting
recovery from the defending champions, who slipped to nine for two after
they lost the toss
and were put into bat.
AB de Villiers, they began their recovery through bright young star
Markram, who ended up top-scoring with 45 off 32 balls.
Villiers' replacement Elgar struck a more patient 34, but the flourish,
as the Titans have so often become accustomed to, was provided by
captain Albie Morkel and
Farhaan Behardien, who blazed an unbeaten 43 off 24 balls.
The skipper was with him at the end not out on 33 - the pair having shared an 83 stand that came at over 10 to the over.
Jon-Jon Smuts (20) and Gihahn Cloete (32) provided the home side with a flying start of 50, before the wheels fell off.
who conceded all his 14 runs in his first over, removed Smuts and Colin
Ackermann (0) within three balls, Shamsi strike twice in his next over
and Markram followed
suit, with the former returning to end the game with the first two balls
of his third over.
The Titans moved to 14 points at the summit and remain the team everyone is chasing.