SB Pro20 series April 11, 2005

Weekend for records as Bosman goes mad

Eagles 225 for 6 (Bosman 104, Beukes 57) beat Lions 95 (Tshabalala 4-13) by 130 runs
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Records were broken at Sedgars Park in Potchefstroom as Loots Bosman lost all control to smash his way to the first domestic 100 in this format of the game, helping the Eagles to 225 also the highest total in South Africa.

Opening the innings with Jonathan Beukes, Bosman rained balls into the crowd as he hit nine sixes and seven fours in his 45 ball stay at the crease. His 50 came off 29 balls while his 100 only took 41. Beukes was almost unnoticed as he scored 57 off 43 balls. Their opening partnership of 151 was also a tournament record.

With four wickets falling for 19 runs, inside the first four overs the game was all but over, and with Thandi Tshabalala taking a further 4 for 13 the Lions crumbled to 95 all out, a loss of 130 runs - another record.

Titans 203 for 5 (Kemp 85*) beat Dolphins 200 for 4 (Smith 62, Pollock 59) by 5 wickets
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The most exciting game of the Series was played at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, with the Titans beating the Dolphins by 5 wickets, after both the teams managed to get to the 200-run milestone in 20 overs.

The Dolphins, batting first, became only the second team in South Africa to score 200 runs in the PRO20 Series, with Shaun Pollock scoring 59 off 26 balls and Kyle Smit 62 off 49 responsible in laying the foundation. Morne van Vuuren with 35 off 18 balls kept the momentum going as the Dolphins finished on 200 for 4.

A target of 201 was always going to be difficult and at 90 for 3 after 10 overs it looked as if the Dolphins were heading for the win. But in strode Justin Kemp and after facing 39 balls he had 85, blasting the Titans past their target. His eight sixes, three fours and two wickets with the ball made him an easy choice for the "Master Blaster" award.