De Bruyn ton enables Titans to complete weekend double

Theunis de Bruyn scored his second century against the Warriors.

Theunis de Bruyn scored his second century against the Warriors.

Theunis de Bruyn made his second match-winning contribution of the weekend as his magnificent hundred took The Unlimited Titans to a seven-wicket victory over the Chevrolet Warriors at St. George’s Park.

The 22-year-old had already played a major role in the bonus-point win on Friday, and on Sunday his 152 not out took the Titans from the sticky position of 44 for two after 10 overs to a victory target of 279.

The result took the Titans, who were pointless at the start of the weekend, up to fourth place, where they trail the knockout positions by six points.

The Warriors won the toss and elected to bat, and may wonder whether they could have shown more aggression given the solid platform that they laid down.

The top three of Jon-Jon Smuts (44), Michael Price (71) and Colin Ingram (73) all contributed strongly without truly getting on top of their opposition, taking the Warriors to 181 for two in 39 overs.

Although Christiaan Jonker struck an unbeaten 41 from 19 balls, Marchant de Lange struck three times in the final over to give himself figures of 4 for 54 and leave the Warriors with no more than a par score.

It still required plenty of chasing though, particularly after openers Henry Davids and Dean Elgar failed to make telling contributions.

However, De Bruyn was unflustered as he added 61 with Graeme van Buuren (25) and then an unbroken 175 with Farhaan Behardien, who scored a run-a-ball 62.

De Bruyn struck three sixes and 16 fours in his 144-ball innings, allowing the Titans to stroll home with 15 balls to spare.