Kuhn helps Titans pull off late win

Titans 440 (Kuhn 129, de Bruyn 123) and 175 for 6 (Kuhn 62, Adams 38) beat Dolphins 357 (Imraan 83, Mbhalati 4-48) and 255 (Imraan 107, Shamsi 3-38) by four wickets

File photo: Heino Kuhn (left) scored 129 and 62 © BCCI

A 57-ball 62 from the opener Heino Kuhn helped Titans to a four-wicket victory against Dolphins in Benoni. Set a fourth-innings chase of 173, Kuhn’s blast laid a strong platform for Titans, who also rode on a handy 38 from Qaasim Adams to secure the win inside 34 overs.

Titans win, though, was mainly set up by Kuhn’s performance in the first-innings, as he and Theunis de Bruyn both scored centuries, powering the team to 440 and collecting a vital innings lead. Kuhn struck 16 fours and a six during his 129, while de Bruyn’s 123 featured 19 fours. This was despite a five-for from Keshav Maharaj, and a 4 for 101 from Craig Alexander.

Earlier, Dolphins, having been inserted, managed 357 in their first innings on the back of fifties from Imraan Khan, Khaya Zondo and Daryn Smit. Imraan got among the runs again in the second innings, stroking a patient 107, but received little by way of support from his team-mates, as Dolphins folded for 255.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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