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Momentum One Day Cup Round Up: Wins for Cape Cobras and Titans

Farhaan Behardien (31 not out) for Titans

In the Momentum One Day Cup today there were wins for Cape Cobras and Titans.

Galiem and De Zorzi enable Titans to get off the mark

Dayyaan Galiem starred with the ball and Tony de Zorzi with the bat as the Momentum Multiply Titans finally won their first match of the Momentum One-Day Cup season with a comfortable five-wicket bonus-point victory over the Warriors in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

 The defending champions had started the 2019/20 campaign with successive defeats over the past 10 days - but there was no stopping them from breaking their duck after an emphatic display in round three. 

All-rounder Galiem led the way with four for 27 in an impressive 10 overs to help restrict the hosts to 233 for eight.

Eddie Moore recorded a third List A ton for the Warriors and Rudi Second hit a half-century but the pair lacked support after their side lost the toss and were put into bat.

Opener De Zorzi then flayed 98 off 104 balls (10 fours) as the visitors coasted to their target with a massive 68 balls to spare.

The Titans were full value for the win at St George's Park, controlling the game for most parts, except for when Moore and Second were together.

Galiem had them in trouble on 21 for two, before the two dug in with a 109-run third-wicket stand. Stand-in captain Second was first to go for 51 (71 balls, 3 fours).

Marco Marais (17) and Yaseen Vallie (23) did enough to help Moore to get to his century.

But after that the Warriors lost four for 25 at the death to post a modest 234.

The Titans' chase revolved around De Zorzi. His innings allowed the others to play more freely around him with useful contributions coming from his partners.

Henry Davids made 21, Grant Thomson hit 23, Dean Elgar (24), Heinrich Klaasen (27) and Farhaan Behardien (31 not out) all chipped in with run-a-ball knocks to seal what proved to be an easy win.

Hamza sinks Dolphins with maiden List A ton

A maiden List A century by Zubayr Hamza laid the foundation for the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras to edge the Hollywoodbets Dolphins by five runs on the DLS Method in their round three Momentum One-Day encounter in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

The Standard Bank Proteas batsman was in supreme form, striking 129 off 133 balls (8 fours, 1 six) to help his side amass 320 for six.

After a brief rain delay during the chase - and the target being revised to 286 in 43 overs - Jason Smith bagged three for 36 to restrict the hosts to 280 for nine.

It ended a closely-fought affair and inflicted a first loss of the 2019/20 term on the in-form KwaZulu-Natal outfit.

The Cobras were full value for their win, though, especially after the way they batted.

Another Protea, Pieter Malan offered them a strong start with his innings of 71 (81 balls, 8 fours) after they won the toss and batted. He put on 111 with Hamza for the second wicket, before Smith (29) and the top-scorer combined for 62 during their third-wicket partnership.

George Linde (49) also joined the fun when he helped Hamza add 78 for the fourth wicket - the Cape side eventually setting 321.

The Dolphins had a good go at the target thanks once again to the in-form Grant Roelofsen. The young wicket-keeper, who hit his maiden ton on Friday, made 69 off 80 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes), sharing in stands of 74 with Sarel Erwee (30) for the first wicket and then 68 alongside Vaughn van Jaarsveld (41) for the next wicket.

But quick wickets by Smith pegged back the Dolphins.

Khaya Zondo (44) and Robbie Frylinck (32) did their best to keep pace, but scoreboard pressure eventually caught up with them as the Dolphins fell agonisingly short.

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