Rain denies Lions' victory push

Titans 294 (Behardien 108, Wiese 69, Pretorius 6-66) and 169 for 8 (De Bruyn 62, Viljoen 6-75) drew with Lions 295 (Petersen 203, de Lange 4-49)

File photo: Alviro Petersen scored 203, nearly 70% of his team’s total score © AFP

Heavy rain in Potchefstroom meant no play was possible on the fourth day, meaning Titans and Lions had to settle for a draw. The rain would have frustrated Lions more, as it was they who held the edge going into the final day after securing a one-run lead.

Titans, opting to bat, were rattled by a six-for from Dwaine Pretorius, but a century from Farhaan Behardien and his 157-run stand with David Wiese lifted the team to 294. Lions, in reply, soon found themselves struggling at 145 for 8, but Alviro Petersen‘s counterattacking 203 guided his side to 295. Petersen stroked 34 fours and two sixes during his 252-ball knock, and accounted for nearly 70% of his team’s total score.

Lions then made further inroads with the ball, as Hardus Viljoen collected 6 for 75 to wreck Titans’ top order. Theunis de Bruyn was the only batsman to manage a half-century, his 62 dragging the team to 169 for 8 before stumps were called on day three.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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