Jacobs, Theron And Ntini Help Warriors To Second Win
Warriors 158-6 (Jacobs 59, Boucher 41) beat
Victoria 130-9 (Hussey 29, Theron 3-22) by 28 runs
Champions League Group A, Port Elizabeth
The Warriors made it two wins out of two by beating Victoria by 28 runs in a Champions League Group A match in Port Elizabeth.
Batting first, the 'home' side made 158 for six before four-time Australian champions Victoria closed on 130 for nine in reply.
Leading the way for the Warriors was captain and opening batsman Davey Jacobs, who smacked 59 in 39 balls with nine fours and a six as he gave his side the ideal start as Victoria's much vaunted bowling attack struggled to settle.
They did hit back, however, Andrew McDonald taking the wickets of Ashwell Prince (16) and JP Kreusch (1) to return two for 22 after Jacobs had been run out.
Mark Boucher hit a quickfire 31 and Johan Botha 20 to keep the Warriors in a strong position despite Dirk Nannes, Shane Harwood and Clint McKay all taking a wicket apiece.
Victoria then struggled in reply, losing Rob Quiney (1) and Brad Hodge (16) early and although Aaron Finch made 25 and David Hussey 29 to resuscitate the innings, the Warriors kept things tight and continued to take wickets, the experience of Makhaya Ntini (2-33) and the emerging skill of Juan Theron (3-22) proving too much for the Australians.
They were backed up by Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Nicky Boje, Botha and Kreusch, who all took a wicket apiece.
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