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February 18, 2008
Titans, who also have a game in hand over the Cobras, easily beat their rivals by five wickets in a one-sided match despite Herschelle Gibbs' hundred, and Cobras title hopes were further dented when they then lost to Zimbabwe Chevrons.
The Warriors, who opened with back-to-back defeats, have now won three on the trot. Two convincing wins this week over the Lions and the Dolphins put them within a point of the Cobras. The defeat checked a good start by the Dolphins who earlier in the week had easily beaten the Eagles.
The Eagles, who won the SuperSport Series before Christmas, have been well off the pace and although they beat Zimbabwe on Wednesday, two hefty losses has left them languishing in the bottom half.
Zimbabwe's win over the Cobras in Harare was their first of the competition, and face a basement battle with the Lions in Potchefstroom this week. After winning their opening game, the Lions have lost three in three and slipped below Zimbabwe on net run rate.
The batting has not been to the fore with only four coming in the 16 matches so far, with the Eagles' Morne van Wyk topping the pile with his 128. The Warriors' Juan Theron is the leading wicket-taker with 11.
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