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CSA 4-Day Domestic Series Round Up: Day 2 Latest News

Beuran Hendricks

Latest news round up and match reports from day two of the CSA 4-Day Domestic Series.


Imperial Lions’ Hawken and Hendricks destroy Knights

Eldred Hawken continued his excellent induction for the Imperial Lions by claiming another five-for that roared them into a powerful position at the halfway stage of their 4-Day Domestic Series clash against the VKB Knights in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The fast bowler, who claimed eight wickets on debut for the log-leaders in the previous round of games, followed that up with five for 36 as the visitors were rolled over for 158 just as the heavens opened during the late afternoon.

And after they returned, the visitors were asked to follow on and fell into further strife as Beuran Hendricks nabbed two for nine, adding to his earlier four for 54, to make it six in the day for him as the Central Franchise limped to stumps on 33 for three - trailing by 167 runs.

Their two innings were in response to the defending champions amassing 358 earlier in the day, a total built around an impressive 150 (275 balls, 28 fours) by Dominic Hendricks.

The left-hander, 142 not out overnight, initially saw his side collapse woefully from 331 for four to their eventual total - a capitulation of six wickets for just 27 to start the day as Corne Dry ended with five for 84.

But Hawken and Hendricks destroyed the Knights' batting by sharing nine wickets as they were bundled out in 50.5 overs.

Raynard van Tonder ended as the top scorer with 34.

The same two pacemen made the ball talk in the 13 overs sent down in the second dig leaving the away side in all sorts of strife at the close - with 13 Knights wickets eventually sent tumbling on the second day in Johannesburg.

Khomari helps Cobras build lead

Rain in Oudtshoorn put a dampener on the second day of the 4-Day Domestic Series clash between the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins at the Recreational Ground on Tuesday.

Either side of that, however, Simon Khomari's half-century drove the hosts into a strong position as they reached 254 for six in the 54 overs sent down - 80 runs ahead of the visitors' opening day 174. The left-hander was their mainstay early on through his 68 from 186 balls (6 fours), leaving his side well placed despite the large amount of time already lost in the round six fixture.

Khomari was out in the middle at the start of play when his side resumed on 55 for two. First he extended his partnership for the third wicket to 54 with David Bedingham (37), who fell to spinner Senuran Muthusamy (2/50).

Kyle Verreynne (15) then fell not long after to the pace of Daryn Dupavillon (1/37), but Khomari kept going alongside Aviwe Mgjima (36) by adding 78 for the fifth wicket.

After both fell, George Linde (29) and Jason Smith (20) put together a 49-run unbroken stand that took their side to stumps in control of the game.

Titans fail to build on De Zorzi platform


Tony de Zorzi scored a confident 81 to put the Momentum Multiply Titans in a strong position before they lost late wickets to leave their 4-Day Domestic Series clash against the Warriors delicately poised in Centurion on Tuesday.

The left-hander carved 12 fours and a six in his 156-ball innings that looked to have put his side on their way to a strong position.

However, they lost wickets in clusters with Sisanda Magala (3/67) involved both times to reach stumps on 277 for seven at SuperSport Park - still trailing by 28.

It left the match on the edge ahead of the second half over the next two days.

The Warriors had started day two batting but lost their last two wickets quickly to be dismissed for 305 - Dayyaan Galiem the pick of the bowlers with three for 48.

De Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn (54 off 101 balls, 10 fours) and Heinrich Klaasen (47) then provided a solid beginning to the reply - the former duo sharing a 115-run stand for the second wicket.

They reached 196 for two at one stage and were powerfully placed only to lose three quick wickets for 19 runs to slip to 215 for five.

Magala and Lutho Sipamla (2/34) did the damage first, with another two quick ones dropping a little while after when the Titans went from 267 for five to 277 for seven.

It left them with not much to work with heading into day three as the two teams finished level pegging.

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