Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2012-13, semi-final April 3, 2013

Thomas, Behardien take Titans to final

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Titans 130 for 6 (Behardien 41*, Mbane 2-9) beat Warriors 127 for 9 (Jacobs 51, Thomas 5-24) by four wickets
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Titans booked a place in the final after Farhaan Behardien completed a thriller of a chase against Warriors with just one ball to spare in East London. They will square off against Lions on April 7 in the final in Johannesburg.

Titans won the toss and elected to field. Morne Morkel and Alfonso Thomas took wickets at regular intervals, with Warriors captain and opener Davy Jacobs guiding a floundering innings with a fifty. Thomas took three wickets in the final over to finish with 5 for 24, while Morkel picked up 3 for 32 to restrict Warriors to 127 for 9.

Titans looked good to overhaul the total before Lundi Mbane struck twice in the fifth over to remove Heino Kuhn and new acquisition Herschelle Gibbs. AB de Villiers made a slow 31 in a vital 47-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Behardien, which effectively took the game away from Warriors. Despite late strikes from the Warriors' bowlers, Behardien was able to take Titans home with a match-winning 41 off 26 balls, which included three sixes and a dropped chance by Jacobs off Simon Harmer early in the 13th over. The Warriors captain went off the field with a dislocated finger following the drop, and some time later, his side went out of the tournament.

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  • on April 7, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    Well done Sohail Tanvir.. We want you back in Rythem

  • on April 4, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Well done behardien...of the trio ingram/miller/behardien the latter seems to have booked his place for the CT...well deserved....buck up u other 2!

  • on April 7, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    Well done Sohail Tanvir.. We want you back in Rythem

  • on April 4, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Well done behardien...of the trio ingram/miller/behardien the latter seems to have booked his place for the CT...well deserved....buck up u other 2!

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  • on April 4, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Well done behardien...of the trio ingram/miller/behardien the latter seems to have booked his place for the CT...well deserved....buck up u other 2!

  • on April 7, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    Well done Sohail Tanvir.. We want you back in Rythem