• Titans overrun Miller ton

    The Titans snatched a victory against the Knights in a thrilling finish in Benoni despite a Man of the Match ton from David Miller.

    Proteas superstar David Miller came to the crease when the Knights were 10-2, but eight balls later he smashed his first six, straight down the ground, and he raced to 50 in just 28 balls.

    He went on to smash eight more sixes and eight fours for an unbeaten 120 off 61 balls.

    Pite van Biljon did well to match Miller as the pair kept the run rate around eight an over with some aggressive stroke play, taking the Knights into a good position at 84-2 after 10 overs.

    Then came the collapse, for shortly after reaching the 100 mark, Van Biljon smashed a delivery from Albie Morkel straight into the hands of Qaasim Adams for 28 in the 12th over and Diego Rosier was run out the following delivery without facing a ball.

    As wickets fell around him, Miller continued his destructive onslaught to take the Knights to 185-6, the second-highest total in the T20 Challenge this season.

    Heinrich Klaasen led the way for his side with support from Grant Mokoena (20 off 24) and Heino Kuhn (16 off 11), until he lost his wicket to the pacey Duanne Olivier on 52 off 30 balls.

    Morkel fell for 13, but David Wiese (34 off 15) joined Farhaan Behardien (30 off 18) to take the game to the wire with a 49-run partnership. Three sixes and a four in the 18th over by Wiese set up a thrilling finish.

    A brilliant delivery from Marchant de Lange lured in the all-rounder as he nicked one to the keeper Tumelo Bodibe.

    With two required off the last ball, Nicky Boje’s men suffered a heart-breaking defeat, a single off a no ball from Shadley van Schalkwyk claiming the win for the Titans by three wickets as they extended their unbeaten run to three.

    Elsewhere, Wayne Parnell’s return to the Cobras helped them to their first win of the season, beating the Warriors by 12 runs at Newlands.

    The Proteas speedster scored 61 off 51 balls, and with the help of West Indies star Kieron Pollard (50 off 27), pushed the home side to 163-8.

    Colin Ackermann’s 60 off 41 balls was the only noticeable batting performance for the visitors.

    The left-arm spin of George Linde (3-23), the off-break of Nkululeko Serame (2-19) and a tight 2-16 from Rory Kleinveldt restricted the Warriors to 151-8.

    Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

    Titans vs Knights scorecard

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