Centuries from Andrea Agathangelou and Rivaldo Moonsamy brought the Titans back to winning ways against the Warriors in the One-Day Cup in Benoni.
They shared a second-wicket stand of 179 to form the base of an insurmountable winning target of 313. The Warriors were bowled out for 208, giving the Titans victory by 104 runs with 68 balls to spare and helping to erase the memory of a stuttering defeat against the Cobras on Friday.
It was a maiden one-day hundred for Agathangelo, who has grasped his opportunity at the higher level with both hands, scoring 214 runs in his first four matches. He dominated an opening stand of 42 with Victor Mahlangu, who contributed just 10, and then went on the rampage with Moonsamy until he was bowled by Sisanda Magala. He had hammered nine fours and four sixes off 157 balls as they took the score to 221-2 after 38 overs.
Moonsamy went on to 107 off 98 (11×4, 2×6) and when he was run out in the 44th over, the Titans had a solid base which Farhaan Behardien (20 off 13) and Albie Morkel (30 off 22) embellished amid a late clatter of wickets.
The Warriors, who lost their coach Malibongwe Maketa to the Proteas at the start of the One-Day Cup, have not been able to put together a decent performance since the first round, when they beat the Highveld Lions.
They were kept in the chase in this match by the sole effort of Gihahn Cloete, who scored a brave 82 from 74 balls, with 11 fours and one six. The Warriors reached 106-2 in the 19th over, but when Yaseen Vallie was caught and bowled by Grant Thompson on 29, the innings collapsed.
A last-wicket stand of 49 between Magala (30) and Ayabulela Gqamane (23) merely delayed the celebration.
Tabraiz Shamsi picked up 3-54, while Junior Dala and Thompson grabbed two apiece.
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