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March 17, 2006
Goolam Bodi's fourth first-class hundred helped put the Titans in a dominant position against the Warriors on the second day at Benoni. He stood a lonesome figure for much of his team's innings; only Justin Kemp (39) and Albie Morkel helped forge significant partnerships. However, the Titans already hold a 161-run lead which, going into into the third day, could help determine the outcome of this match.
A hundred from Derrin Bassage and 65 from Alan Dawson gave Cape Cobras the upper hand on day two of their match against the Eagles. Bassage, who started the day on 75, was bowled by Ryan McLaren for exactly 100, but the rest of the middle-order failed to offer any substantial innings, with only HD Ackerman reaching 30 before Dawson came to the crease. Dawson pulled a hamstring while bowling yesterday, and required the use of a runner (JP Duminy); he hardly needed him, though, as his innings of 65 contained 12 fours to lead the Cape Cobras to 324. In reply, the Eagles lost Ryan Bailey for seven, and trail by 108 runs.
The Lions squandered the strong position they held yesterday on the second day against the Dolphins at Johannesburg. Vaughn van Jaarsveld's fine knock ended on 125 and he was the first to fall with the score on 209 for 5; they then collapsed to 269 all out, with Andrew Tweedie picking up 4 for 74. In reply, the Dolphins ended the day within touching distance of the Lions' total, thanks to Imraan Khan (56) and Hashim Amla who fell one short of his 11th first-class hundred. The Dolphins trail by 31 going into day three.
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