Wiese helps Titans beat Warriors by 87 runs

2014-04-07 00:00

THE Unlimited Titans swing bowler David Wiese finished with a match haul of 10-111 as he propelled the hosts to a 87-run win against a valiant Chevrolet Warriors in their Sunfoil Series match at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

The Warriors, set a winning target of 395 runs, were dismissed for 307 shortly after tea yesterday.

The belligerent David White hit a career-best 142 off 210 balls with 24 fours and tore the attack apart.

The prospects for a Warriors win looked bright with the Warriors on 265 for 3 and White in full cry.

White continued to torment the attack and treated every bowler, with the exception of Wiese, with contempt.

But Wiese rocked the middle and lower order by taking five wickets in the space of 25 balls. It included the scalp of the big-hitting White.

Wiese bowled with nagging accuracy, swung the ball and also constantly hit an area on a length where the pitch had cracked. He finished with 6-59 in 16 overs.

Wiese started the Warriors-collapse when he bowled Ryan Bailey for 18 after the latter and White had completed a 50-run partnership in 53 minutes as the Warriors slipped to 265 for four.

In the next over, he trapped Somila Seyibokwe in front for five.

He then turned the match on his head by taking three further wickets in his next eight balls.

First he trapped White in front, and six balls later, Simon Harmer was trapped in front for one before Andrew Birch was bowled for a duck two deliveries later.

Grant Thomson, who bowled a very economic spell just prior to and after tea, removed the dangerous big-hitter Basheer Walter when he bowled him for 14 to reduce the score to 307 for nine.

Shaun von Berg concluded a memora­ble win when he had Athenkosi Dyili caught behind by Mangaliso Mosehele for nine to wrap it up as the Warriors were dismissed for 307. Von Berg finished with 2-88 in 20.1 overs. Thomson captured 1-14 in eight overs, while Cobus Pienaar managed 1-40 in eleven overs.

White proved he is no one-season wonder by scoring 882 runs during the 2013/2014-season, including three centuries.

The season, which started with a whimper for the Titans in the four-day competition, finished with a bang as they concluded two consecutive wins.

They beat the second-placed Chevrolet Knights by 32 runs during the previous round of Sunfoil Series match, and beat the Eastern Cape-franchise by 87 runs yesterday.

The Titans scored 353 runs in their first innings, despite Walters’s 4-67 in 27 overs. The hosts restricted the Warriors to 234 in their first innings. Wiese took 4-52.

Qaasim Adams (89), Ernest Kemm (62) and Thomson (53) propelled the Titans to 275 for 6 (declared) in their second innings.

For the Warriors, their lack of substantial seam bowling support for Walters and Birch added to their woes in the latter part of their season. Their middle order was also suspect, especially after vastly-experienced Ashwell Prince retired.

SCOREBOARD

Titans first innings 353

Warriors first innings 234

Titans second innings 275/6 decl

Warriors second innings

D White lbw b Wiese142

M Price b Wiese13

C Ackermann c Davids b Pienaar51

JT Smuts c Mosehle b von Berg28

R Bailey b Wiese18

S Seyibokwe lbw b Wiese5

S Harmer lbw b Wiese1

A Dyili c Mosehle b von Berg9

A Birch b Wiese0

B Walters b Thomson14

T Mnyaka not out0

Extras: (b5, lb6, w10, nb5)26

TOTAL: (all out, 76.1 overs)307

Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-158, 3-215, 4-265, 5-273, 6-280, 7-283, 8-283, 9-307, 10-307

Bowling: De Lange 13-2-58-0 (1w), Wiese 16-3-59-6 (1w), Von Berg 20.1-3-88-2, Dala 7-1-35-0 (3nb), Pienaar 11-1-40-1 (2nb), Davids 1-0-2-0, Thomson 8-2-14-1

Result: Titans won by 87 runs.

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