Another Cook century, more wickets for Morris

Summary of results

Cape Cobras moved to the top of the table after the second round of the 4-day Franchise Series, beating Lions by one entry and 71 careers at Wanderers in Johannesburg for his second win in two games. His victory was achieved by hundreds of Janneman Malan and David Bedingham in the first innings of Cobras, and sealed with a day to spare for a seven-legged tour of Captain Dane Piedt. The hundreds of Malan and Bedingham, his first time for Cobras in four-day matches with the two men who had moved to the franchise this season, were accompanied by three-fifties on a dominant hitting screen when Cobras reached 529 to take a lead of 425. Stephen Cook succeeded in response to the rearguard of the century, but the Lions collapsed from 341 to 4 in 96 to 354 in seven perverse to deliver Cobras 25.7 points.

In Kimberley, a well-balanced game between Knights and Dolphins became spells inspired by the seamstresses Duanne Olivier and Ottniel Baartman who shot the Dolphins by 135 on the third day . The dolphins began their second inning with a narrow lead of two races after the two teams reached 268 and 266 on the first dig, but 48 for 2 during the night, lost eight windows by 87 while Baartman slipped the maximum order with 3 for 30 and Olivier dried his tail to finish with 4 for 35. The Knights slipped to nervous 60 for 4 in their pursuit of 138, but the 62nd of Luthando Mnyanda and the 40 undefeated of Ryan McLaren sealed the first victory of the season of the Knights. [19659003] The high level rain that swept the last T20I of the Zimbabwe tour also ruined the fight between Warriors and Titans in Centurion. The game ended in a draw after the bad light reduced the second day and the rain eliminated much of the third, when only eight deliveries were released. The warriors had passed 300 in their first innings even though Chris Morris drew attention by 6 to 66, with starter Edward Moore leading his bat with an unbeaten 116. Anrich Nortje and Simon Harmer then shared eight windows to defeat the Titans for 267 the last day. after the weather had given its opinion, but the captains shook hands before tea when it became clear that it would not be possible to get a result.

Theunis de Bruyn on his way to his first century of trial AFP

On the national radar

Both Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar fell at a good price on tickets affected by the rain of Titans, while Elgar fell fourth on Harmer's ball. With Farhaan Behardien also in love with a duck, the tickets of the Titans were united by Test Hopeful Theunis de Bruyn, who passed 4000 first class races in the course of his 103. The first entries of Morris will not have escaped the attention of national coach Ottis Gibson, who said: "We know when he is in shape what he can do and what he is doing now, and that is good for him and it is good for us, his name will certainly be in the image. of time to do exactly what he's doing now in the cricket franchise, and that gives us the opportunity to put Chris Morris in shape, who can produce performances as he is doing now. "

Also on the selection radar, Reeza Hendricks scored 41 points and 13 batting at No. 4 for the Lions against Cape Cobras.

Best performance

With a century in each game so far, Cook has moved to the top of the competition with 297 at 74.25. Not far behind him is the left-hander of the Warriors, Moore. He scored his first century of the season, and eighth overall in first-class cricket, which denied a marauding Morris in Centurion. Moore added a fast 73 in the second innings, and seems to be in good shape after his 41 in the first game of the season against the Lions.

For bowlers, Morris's grounds must surely be sending a message. He leads the wicket roster with 12 victims at 16.33, but it should also be borne in mind that he ran out a bit as the game snaked back into a tie, with 57 runs in eight attempts while Moore and Yaseen Vallie took to the attack. [19659003] Olivier's match figures of 8 for 85 against the Dolphins placed him just behind Morris, with 11 two-game windows, while Senuran Muthusamy's left-hand twist of eight wickets in the same game culminated with an excellent performance of him after he picked up a first turn 62.


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