January 10, 2002

Titans and Jumbos tie in SuperSport Park thriller

CricInfo Reporter

With two of Friday's scheduled three Standard Bank Cup matches abandoned without a ball bowled, it was left to Northerns Titans and the Eastern Province Jumbos to provide the drama as Friedel de Wet edged a four off the last ball of the match to secure a tie at SuperSport Park.

No play was possible in the games between Western Province and KwaZulu-Natal at Newlands and Boland and Easterns in Paarl, but the Titans and the Jumbos more than made up for this with a thrilling finish.

The Jumbos had built their 238 for eight around Dave Callaghan's 65 with Carl Bradfield (44) and Mark Benfield (45) chipping in with handy contributions and looked to have the match pretty much wrapped up when they had the Titans reeling at 184 for eight at the end of the 39th overs.

But Mulligan George and De Wett took 18 off the 42nd over, 14 off the 43rd and nine off the 44th to leave them needing six off the last over to win. George was bowled by Johan Botha for 23 off the third ball of the over following two dot balls, De Wett and Greg Smith took a bye off the fifth and De Wett edged the final ball to the third man boundary to level the scores. He finished not out on 31 off just 15 deliveries to earn the man of the match award.