MiWAY T20 Challenge 2011-12

Bowlers setup Titans big win

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 21, 2012

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An unbeaten 75-run partnership between David Miller and Daryn Smit helped Dolphins beat Cape Cobras at Kingsmead. Chasing 121, Dolphins had a blip just after the Powerplay as they tumbled from a comfortable 44 for 1 to 49 for 3 within the space of 13 balls. However, Smit and Miller saw through a period of seven boundary-less overs before cutting loose to complete the chase with seven balls to spare. In their innings, Cape Cobras lost wickets at regular intervals and struggled to build any momentum. It was only in the last over of the innings, when Alistair Gray hit two sixes and a boundary in a 21-run over off Kyle Abbot, to set-up a run-a-ball target.

Titans claimed a bonus-point win to jump to the second spot in the points-table with their eight-wicket win (D/L method) over Warriors at SuperSport Park. In a rain-affected game, Warriors had a quick start to their innings. Wayne Parnell, who hit four boundaries and a six in his 23, was the first batsman to be out after 35 runs had been scored off 3.5 overs. A brace of wickets in Alfonso Thomas' next over and a further two in Albie Morkel's second over derailed Warriors charge as they were reduced to 64 for 6 after 13.1 overs when the rains intervened. Chasing a readjusted target of 60 in 11 overs, Titans achieved their target in the eighth over.

Impi's search for their first victory in the competition ended in disappointment as their game against table-toppers Lions was washed out at Willowmoore Park, Benoni. Luke Wright scored a 28-ball 45 as Impi raised 80 for the loss of four wickets in 11 overs but persistent rain led to a washout.

Titans now host third-placed Knights for the qualifier on Sunday. The winner of the game will face Lions in the final on April 1.

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