Von Berg five-fer puts Titans in command

Shaun von Berg (Gallo Images)
Shaun von Berg (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Shaun von Berg's five-wicket haul laid the foundation for the Titans to dominate the opening day of the Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras at Newlands in Cape Town on Thursday.

The leg-break bowler took 5/88 in 25.3 overs, the 19th five-for of his career, as the visitors dismissed the hosts for just 235 after winning the toss and electing to bowl first.

Aiden Markram then struck a brisk 58 (65 balls, 10 fours) to help the defending champions close on 108/1.

The opener shared an unbroken stand of 75 with Grant Mokoena (39) for the second wicket to leave their side trailing by just 127.

Earlier it was Von Berg that lead the way with the ball.After David Wiese (2/45) had done the initial damage, the Cobras were fighting back on 166/4 thanks to Stiaan van Zyl, who top-scored with 65 (140 balls, 8 fours).

Justin Ontong (45) was the other substantial contributor, but there was little else on offer for the winless hosts.

Dala also chipped in with 2/42 as the Titans closed in a strong position.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
42% - 8900 votes
11% - 2292 votes
19% - 4065 votes
2% - 527 votes
1% - 189 votes
2% - 493 votes
5% - 1039 votes
9% - 1800 votes
3% - 724 votes
Water sports
1% - 196 votes
American sports
1% - 264 votes
3% - 668 votes