Lions, Dolphins wrap up innings wins

Titans 277 (Elgar 79, Kuhn 45, Oliver 5-53) and 368 for 2 dec (Kuhn 151*, de Bruyn 150*) beat Knights 122 (de Lange 4-34, Richards 4-41) and 164 (Erlank 52, de Lange 7-76) by 359 runs

File photo – Marchant de Lange returned match figures of 11 for 110 © Getty Images

Marchant de Lange produced career-best figures to help Titans stretch their lead at the top of the points table with a crushing 359-run win against Knights in Centurion. De Lange took 7 for 76 in the second innings to follow up his four-for in the first as Knights were routed for for 164, chasing 524. Only Michael Erlank provided brief resistance with a patient fifty.

Titans, who chose to bat, posted 277 on the back of Dean Elgar’s 79 along with handy contributions from Heino Kuhn (45) and Theunis de Bruyn (40). Right-arm seamer Duanne Olivier took his ninth five-wicket haul to restrict Titans.

De Lange’s 4 for 34 and Rowan Richards’ 4 for 41 destroyed Knights in their first innings, bowling them out for 122 and gaining a 155-run lead in the process. Erlank was the top-scorer with 27. Kuhn and de Bruyn then continued their form, sharing an unbeaten 254-run stand to push Titans’ lead to 523 before the innings was declared.

Kuhn, the tournament’s top-scorer, struck 20 fours and a six in his 244-ball 151, while de Bruyn, who is currently third on the run-scoring charts, hit his 150 in just 174 balls, including 18 fours and three sixes.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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