Aiden Markram’s 32-ball 45 and 3-21 to help the Titans claim a second bonus-point win, is our Play of the Day.
It was a repeat of last year’s final, which saw the defending champions, the Titans, take on the runners-up, the Warriors, in East London on Friday.
Despite the absence of AB de Villiers, the visitors still managed to post 172-4 in their 20 overs. This was largely due to 22-year-old Markram, who led the Titans’ recovery after finding themselves on 9-2 halfway through the third over.
Markram hit two fours and two sixes for his 45, taking the Titans to 89-3 before he lost his wicket.
Farhaan Behardien and Albie Morkel benefited from the base set by Markram and powered forward with a 24-ball 43 and a 24-ball 33 respectively to set a 173-run target for the Warriors.
Tabraiz Shamsi and Lungi Nigidi stunned the hosts, who made a good start at 50-0. The pair took two wickets apiece to rattle the Warriors at 56-4.
Markram bowled beautifully in the follow-up, removing the hosts’ middle order, sending Christiaan Jonker (12), Jerry Nqolo (0) and Solo Nqweni (0) back to the pavilion.
Steyn and Ngidi then wrapped things up as the Warriors were knocked over for 111, to make it three of three.
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