• De Zorzi to the fore against Warriors

    Tony de Zorzi scored a confident 81 to put the Titans in a strong position before they lost late wickets to leave their 4-Day Domestic Series clash with the Warriors delicately poised in Centurion on Tuesday.

    The left-hander carved 12 fours and a six in his 156-ball innings that looked to have put his side on their way to a strong position.

    However, they lost wickets in clusters with Sisanda Magala (3-67) involved both times to reach stumps on 277-7 at SuperSport Park – still trailing by 28.

    It left the match on the edge ahead of the second half over the next two days.

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    The Warriors had started day two batting but lost their last two wickets quickly to be dismissed for 305 – Dayyaan Galiem was the pick of the bowlers with 3-48.

    De Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn (54 off 101 balls, 10 fours) and Heinrich Klaasen (47) then provided a solid beginning to the reply, the former duo sharing a 115-run stand for the second wicket.

    They reached 196-2 at one stage and were powerfully placed only to lose three quick wickets for 19 runs to slip to 215-5.

    Magala and Lutho Sipamla (2-34) did the damage first, with another two quick ones dropping a little while after when the Titans went from 267-5 to 277-7.

    It left them with not much to work with heading into day three as the two teams finished level.

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