27 Mar ANOTHER KLAASEN TON STEERS TITANS TO VICTORY
JOHANNESBURG: The CSA One-Day Cup saw multiple match-winning tons scored in both divisions today, and bowlers also not shying away from the action, with wicket hauls in several matches.
A career best 153-runs from Heinrich Klaasen inspired the Momentum Multiply Titans to victory against the ITEC Knights in Pretoria.
After being put to the bat first by the visitors, Titans were expected to take advantage of the home ground comfort. But after losing two quick wickets in the first powerplay, the Knights looked to dominate the Pretoria-based side.
Gihahn Cloete was caught by Alfred Mothoa off Jacques Snyman with one run and Theunis de Bruyn clean bowled by Migael Pretorius with six runs as Titans slipped to 15/2.
A 177-run partnership between Klaasen and Neil Brand stabilised the innings for the Titans, with both batters going over the half century mark.
Brand was caught by Snyman at the boundary off Romano Terblanche with 87 runs, bringing in captain, Sibonelo Makhanya to the crease.
Klaasen and Makhanya combined for another meaningful partnership, adding 97 runs to the board.
Snyman got the breakthrough when Klaasen holed his delivery to Raynard Van Tonder, ending a brilliant innings with the bat of 153 off 127.
Makhanya (37 off 34), was caught by Pite van Biljon off Mothoa before the bowler caught Donavon Ferreira off fellowman, Pretorius with 18 runs.
With catches being the key to dismissal in the innings, the Knights missed the chances after dropping a substantial number of catches that could have restricted their counterparts.
Corbin Bosch (18*), and Ayabulela Gqamane (9*), ended the innings off on 341/6.
The Knights were off to a good start with their innings when the opening pair reached 50 runs without loss in the first five overs.
The game turned around quickly when Bosch caught and bowled Matthew Kleinveldt (11), and Raynard Van Tonder (5). Aaron Phangiso dismissed Snyman (29), and Bosch returned to dismiss Rilee Rossouw (23) and suddenly the Knights found themselves on 82/4 within that first powerplay.
An unbeaten ton from skipper, Pite van Biljon carried through the innings for the Knights. Van Biljon stood unshaken, smashing the Titans fielders all over the park in 14 boundaries and four maximums.
Van Biljon held a brief 56-run partnership with Patrick Kruger who was caught by Brand off Ayabulela Gqamane with 22 runs.
Brand opened a vicious attack against the Knight’s lower order, leaving van Biljon looking for support on the other end. Brand dismissed Mangaliso Mosehle (22), Romano Terblanche (20), Migael Pretorius (21), Alfred Mothoa (0). Bosch returned to dismiss Mbongiseni Mhlanga without any runs.
Van Biljon remained unbeaten, with 127* off 110, as Knights fell short by 32 runs.
Bosch (4/69), and Brand (4/61), were the picks of the bowlers after claiming four wickets each.
The Imperial Lions took on the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in Johannesburg. The hosts won the toss and decided to put their opponents to the bat first.
Dolphins slumped to 21/4 within the first ten overs. Sisanda Magala struck first, dismissing Bradley Porteous with one run and trapped Bryce Parsons lbw before scoring any runs.
Codi Yusuf delivered another duck to dismiss Slade van Staden.
Malusi Siboto claimed two wickets with the dismissals of Marques Ackerman (6) and Jason Smith (30).
An unbeaten maiden List A century from Andile Phehlukwayo (100*), with the support of Eathan Bosch (68), steered the Dolphins to a defendable total, ending their innings on 224/8.
Yusuf recorded the best figures (4/26 in 10 overs), claiming the wickets of Bosch, Prenelan Subrayen (0), and Thando Ntini (10).
The Dolphins were off to a good start after Eathan Bosch dismissed Kagiso Rapulana with five runs and Phehlukwayo caught Reeza Hendricks LBW with 29 runs.
A half century from Connor Esterhuizen (52), supported by Joshua Richards (44), and Dominic Hendricks (43), added valuable contributions to the Lions’ chase.
Ottniel Baartman registered a single wicket, trapping Richards LBW. This was followed by two important wickets of Mitchell van Buuren, who was run-out by Ackerman, with eight runs and Odirile Modimokoane delivered another LBW dismissal to see off Levert Manje with four runs.
Phehlukwayo then claimed the dangerous wicket of Esterhuizen.
Magala (28*), and Bjorn Fortuin (11*) took the Lions to the target, with three wickets remaining.
SUMMARY OF DIVISION 2 SCORES
- Six Gun Grill SWD vs Northern Cape Heat
- Northern Cape Heat: 231/9 – (E. Jones (70), J. Vandiar (39) / S. Majeza 4/50, S. Whitehead 2/28).
- Six Gun Grill SWD: 235/4 – (J. du Plessis (101*), Y. Vallie (66) / B. Swanepoel 3/41).
SWD won by 6 wickets.
- Hollywoodbets Tuskers vs Eastern Cape Iinyathi
- Hollywoodbets Tuskers: 251/10 – (M. Erlank (83), T. Koekemoer (65) / J.Niemand 3/33, P. Fojela 3/47).
- Eastern Cape Iinyathi: 230/10 – (J. Niemand (88), J. de Klerk (43) / K. Nipper 3/45, Z. Paruk 3/30).
Tuskers won by 21 runs.
- Limpopo Impalas vs Mpumalanga Rhinos
- Mpumalanga Rhinos: 263/8 – (R. Hermann (114), / J. Scheepers 2/41, S. Patel 2/42).
- Limpopo Impalas: 232/8 – (L. Kaestner (73), M. Venter (40) / B. Xenxe 4/33, G. Adams 2/37).
Mpumalanga Rhinos won by 31 runs.
UPCOMING CSA 1-DAY CUP FIXTURES:
WEDNESDAY, 30 MARCH 2022
13H00: Gbets Warriors vs ITEC Knights (St George’s Park, Gqeberha).
13H00: Momentum Multiply Titans vs North West Dragons (SuperSport Park, Centurion).
10H00: Northern Cape Heat vs Eastern Cape Iinyathi (Kimberley Oval, Kimberley).
09H30: Mpumalanga Rhinos vs Six Gun Grill SWD (Uplands College, White River).
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