• Titans on brink of home final

    Mangaliso Mosehle smashed a career best 65 off 36 balls to set up the Titans for a 40-run bonus point victory over the Warriors at St. George’s Park.

    The Ram Slam victory on Saturday all but guarantees the Titans direct qualification to a home final.

    The Titans now have 30 points from eight matches and can technically still be overhauled by the Cape Cobras but the latter would have to win all three of their remaining matches, which are all away from home, with a bonus point and hope the Titans come unstuck in their remaining matches.

    The Titans have both their remaining matches at home. They are undoubtedly the tournament favourites and whoever wants to beat them will have to find the answer to their opening partnership of Quinton de Kock and Henry Davids who again set things up with their stand of 72 in 9.1 overs.

    The Warriors did not help themselves by dropping five catches, three of which were offered by De Kock. By the time they finally accepted his fourth life, the Titans were well and truly on their way. Mosehle and Farhaan Behardien added 69 for the third wicket in only 6.3 overs and then Mosehle scored most of the runs for the unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 13 off 10 balls.

    The Warriors fought manfully to the end but losing three wickets up front for only eight runs was a fatal body blow. Chris Morris took three wickets for only 15 runs and is now the leading wicket-taker in the competition (15) while De Kock has become the third player to achieve an aggregate of over 300 after Kevin Pietersen and Reeza Hendricks.

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