All-round Piedt drives Cobras in Benoni

BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 08:  Pieter Malan of the Cape Cobras during day 1 of the Sunfoil 4-Day Series match between Multiply Titans and WSB Cobras at Willowmoore Park on February 08, 2018 in Benoni, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 08: Pieter Malan of the Cape Cobras during day 1 of the Sunfoil 4-Day Series match between Multiply Titans and WSB Cobras at Willowmoore Park on February 08, 2018 in Benoni, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Dane Piedt starred with bat and ball to give the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras the advantage over the Multiply Titans after two days of their Sunfoil Series clash at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benoni on Friday.

The visiting captain first struck 74 (116 balls, 9 fours), before grabbing three for 43 as the Cape side reached the halfway stage of the game ahead by 260 runs.

They were first bowled out for 428 and then saw the home side reply with 168 for three.

Pieter Malan, who started the day unbeaten on 103, eventually ended as the top scorer with 137 (317 balls, 12 fours, 1 six).

The opener was well supported by Piedt, before they were eventually bowled out in 119 overs.

Eldred Hawken was the pick of the home bowlers with three for 60 with Malusi Siboto (2/66), Rowan Richards (2/76) and Shaun von Berg (2/125) all picking up two wickets apiece.

The Titans lost Tony de Zorzi (14) and skipper Dean Elgar (24) cheaply, but a maiden franchise half-century by Andrea Agathangelou (51 off 89 balls, 8 fours) and Heino Kuhn’s 57 not out (90 balls, 10 fours) helped rebuild.

The pair put on 82 for the third wicket, before the former lost his wicket leaving Rivaldo Moonsamy (17 not out) alongside Kuhn at the close.