SuperSport Series, 4th round, 4th day October 31, 2004

Western Province Boland complete innings victory

Western Province Boland 486 all out beat Lions 241 and 219 (van Jaarsveld 80, Willoughby 3-59, Dawson 3-36) won by an innings and 26 runs
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At the Wanderers, Western Province Boland only needed to bat once as they beat the Lions by an innings and 26 runs. A first innings of only 241 cost the Lions dearly as they were bowled out for 219 in the follow-on. Vaughn van Jaarsveld saved the Lions from further embarrassment at the hands of their arch-rivals by scoring 80, the only player to convert a good start into a solid innings. Charl Willoughby was again in the wickets, with Alan Dawson also picking up three in the second innings.

Eagles 302 and 317 (Boje 92, van Wyk 50, Ntini 4-71) drew with Warriors 334 and 151 for 3
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In Bloemfontein, the Warriors and the Eagles drew their SuperSport Series match after both captains decided that there was no chance of a result. The Warriors were rescued by an undefeated 120-run fourth-wicket partnership between Arno Jacobs and Mark Boucher, after they had lost three quick wickets in pursuit of 304.

The Eagles started the day at 238 for 6, and had added 79 more runs when Nicky was the last man out, eight runs short of his sixth first-class hundred. Together with Johannes van der Wath (48), he had made the game safe for the Eagles with a 107-run partnership and left the Warriors a realistic target in 78 overs. Makhaya Ntini again was the destroyer-in-chief, snaring 4 for 71 to take nine in the match for the Warriors.

By losing three quick wickets for 31, the Warriors lost all momentum as they looked to re-establish their innings. Jacobs added 51 to his first-innings 129 to end the match without being dismissed, while Boucher, recently axed by the South African selectors, guided his side through the last 15 overs to finish on 64 not out. The Man-of-the-Match award went to Boje for his efforts with both the bat and the ball.

Titans 290 and 376 for 5 dec (de Bruyn 104*, de Villiers 82, Petersen 65, Morkel 53*) drew with Dolphins 401 and 119 for 2 (Khan 60)
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After coming up short once before this season, the Titans took no chances on a placid SuperSport Park pitch, as they set the Dolphins a target of 266 in 44 overs. By delaying the declaration to allow Zander de Bruyn to get to his hundred, the Titans ensured that they would not suffer a similar defeat again.

Losing three wickets in the morning session gave the Dolphins some hope, but an undefeated 116-run partnership between de Bruyn and Albie Morkel almost ensured that the outcome would end in a draw. Declaring at 376 for 5, they set the Dolphins a target of 266.

The Dolphins showed some aggression, but to maintain the required rate proved to be beyond them. Imraan Khan, awarded Man of the Match, added a quick 60 but it was never enough to make a game of it. At the close, they had reached 119 for 2 when the game was called off.

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