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Cricket | Sunfoil Series

CJ de Villiers © Gallo Images.

Titans on top in Benoni



CJ de Villiers took four for 37 as the Chevrolet Knights stuttered to 190 for seven in reply to the Nashua Titans 335 all out when bad light stopped play on day two of their Sunfoil Series clash at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Friday.

Rudi Second top-scored for the Knights with a patient, unbeaten knock of 64 off 175 balls, but it was a lone hand as the visitors never got going and kept losing wickets at vital intervals.

A 91-run partnership between Ryan Bailey and Second was the stand out performance for the Knights, after a CJ de Villiers double-strike put the visitors under pressure at 120 for 3 at tea.

De Villiers had Gihaan Cloete caught by Mangaliso Mosehle for 24, and followed that up by bowling Rilee Rossouw for just five to leave the Knights in trouble at 51 for 3 in the 21st over.

Bailey was next, falling for a valuable 40 including six fours when he was caught by Henry Davids in the 53rd over.

Obus Pienaar fell two overs later when he was caught behind by Mangaliso Mosehle for eight to give the Titans seamer his fourth wicket.

Shaun von Berg provided excellent support, picking up two wickets, that of Pat Botha for 14 and Johan van der Wath for 10 to round off a fine bowling performance for the home side.

Second, not out on 64, and Dillon du Preez who has yet to get off the mark will resume in the morning.

The morning session was dominated by Knights' medium pacer Malusi Siboto, who picked up four for 47 as he cleaned up the tail to bowl the Titans out for 335.

Siboto's first breakthrough of the morning took care of a threatening 47-run partnership between overnight batsmen Graeme van Buuren and CJ de Villiers when he had the latter caught behind by keeper Rudi Second for 17.

Juan de Villiers and Ethy Mbhalati both followed in quick succession for the addition of just one run as the innings came to an abrupt end.

Dillon du Preez finished with figures of three for 41 while Michael Erlank's two wickets came at a cost of 43 runs from 11 overs.

Van Buuren was the not out batsman, compiling a very useful 55 off 90 balls which included seven boundaries.

In reply the Knights got off to a shaky start, with Mbhalati bowling Michael Erlank for 14 in the seventh over.

Yesterday, a gritty 92 from Titans skipper Henry Davids led the home- side to a strong overnight score of 321 for seven after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Pieter Malan made 65 and Farhaan Behardien chipped in with 37 in a solid all-round Titans batting performance in very hot conditions.


Report Day 1


NASHUA TITANS: Pieter Malan, Mangaliso Mosehle, Henry Davids (capt), Roelof van der Merwe, Heino Kuhn (wk), Ethy Mbhalati, Farhaan Behardien, Graeme van Buuren, Juan de Villiers, Shaun von Berg, CJ de Villiers

CHEVROLET KNIGHTS: Gihahn Cloete, Michael Erlank, Rudi Second (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Ryan Bailey, Obus Pienaar, Pat Botha, Johan van der Wath (capt), Dillon du Preez, Quinton Friend, Malusi Siboto

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