We take a look at the top five milestones in the One Day Cup this season.
Robbie Frylinck hits the fastest 50:
In the match between the Dolphins and the Titans, Frylinck hit the fastest half-century (50 off 19 balls) of the tournament surpassing Qaasim Adams’ fifty in 20 balls for the Titans last season. With the Dolphins at 259-5 (44.1 overs), the 32-year-old all-rounder came to the crease and he smashed his side to a five-wicket victory with three balls to spare.
Titans set the highest One Day Cup total:
Newlands played host to the highest total scored in South African List A cricket. The Titans smashed 400-5 against the Cobras to surpass the previous high score of 379-7 set by the hosts against the Lions in 2011-12. In the process, the Johannesburg-side also smashed the record for the highest total at Newlands, easing past the previous total set by Western Province who scored 291-3 against Free State in the 1996-97 season.
Highest-stand for any wicket by a Titans pair:
The Titans’ record-breaking high score was spearheaded by a record of its own – Henry Davids and Jonathan Vandiar’s record 313-run opening partnership. Davids blasted 163 off 132 balls, while Vandiar smashed a career-best 153 off 124, which comfortably eclipsed the 229 set by Martin van Jaarsveld and Faf du Plessis against the Eagles in 2008-09.
Jon-Jon Smuts claims career-best figures:
After his side posted a measly total of 185 in 47.5 overs, Smuts took career-best figures of 4-4 to bundle the Knights out for 121, the third-lowest 50-over total at the Diamond Oval since Bangladesh posted 151 in 2002 against the Proteas. He also managed to score 33 off 56 balls as he picked up the Man of the Match award for captaining his side to a 64-run victory.
Jason Smith the new kid on the block:
The 22-year-old all-rounder, in his first full One Day Cup season, set his best figures of 4-38 to help the Cobras to a 57-run victory. After a slow start to their campaign, the Cobras lost their opening match to the Knights and were desperate for a win over the Warriors in East London. He contributed 29 off 26 balls to put on 76 for the fifth wicket with Dane Vilas. Their contribution helped the Cobras set 319-6, which they defended thanks to regular wickets from Smith to help bowl the hosts out for 262.
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