Titans beat Lions in a thrilling last ball match in CSA T20 Challenge

Titans beat Lions

Momentum Multiply Titans pulled off a thrilling two-wicket win over DP World Lions thanks to a last-ball bye in their CSA T20 Challenge match at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday night.

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Corbyn Bosch, 19* off 14 balls (3×4) was the hero as he scored most of the 10 runs required to win in the final over, but it was a breathless end as he missed the final ball, but keeper Ryan Rickelton kept the runs from taking place. Missed. -A chance to dismiss Lungi Ngidi (2*), and bowler Kodi Yusuf also missed an attempt to dismiss Bosch as the Titans just got home.

The Titans won the toss and elected to bowl, with the Lions reaching the target of 154/8 in their 20 overs, before the hosts did not have a single batsman to reach 30 runs, giving them a thrilling win. There were enough cameos. ,

The chase got off to a very good start as openers Luan-Dre Pretorius (29) and Rivaldo Moonsamy, 24 off 15 balls (3×4, 1×6) put on a 49-run partnership for the first wicket, with the fifth bowled by Evan Jones. 14 runs that came in the over were also included. ,

However, the success came to the Lions in the final over of the powerplay as the batsmen attempted to take quick singles, but the ball went to Temba Bavuma, who dropped the stumps and sent Moonsamy in, ultimately making the score 50/1. Its.

This led to a fightback from the Lions as Pretorius tried to clear long-on but found Jones at the fence off Wiaan Mulder, Jack Lees (5) was run out by some smart fielding from Jones, and Sibonelo Makhanya (4) passes Joseph to Rickelton. They fell to 71/4 in the ninth over.

Dayan Galim, making 26 off 12, joined Neil Brand (29) at the crease and played a brilliant cameo, putting on a 34-run partnership off 20 balls, hitting two big sixes and three fours and leading his team back Tried to bring. game.

But just as they were in command, Nakaba Peter stepped up to turn the game around again, bowling Galim with a fast ball and then yorking David Wiese (2) with a double strike to leave the Titans 109 after 15 overs. Brought it to /6.

Brand and Junior Dala (8) were both caught in the deep off the bowling of Jones in the 18th over, leaving the Titans slipping to 135/8 before Bosch dismissed them on the line to cap a thrilling finish.

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The first innings featured a mix of good bowling and fielding from the hosts which never let the visitors get away from them as they took wickets regularly throughout the innings.

Reeza Hendricks looked good top-scoring with 48 off 35 balls (5×4, 1×6), while Ngidi, 2-26, and Bosch, 2=42, were the top wicket-takers.

The Lions’ innings got off to a bad start as in-form Rickelton (6) was caught by keeper Pretorius off the bowling of Galim at the start of the third over and Rassie van der Dussen (6) was out LBW by Wiese at the end of the fourth over. done. Leaving them at 21/2.

Bavuma, 21 runs off 13 balls (2×4, 1×6), and Hendricks looked to revive the innings with a positive partnership of 56 runs off 31 balls for the third wicket.

Bavuma looked in good position but as he looked to kick off, he tried to scoop Ngidi but ended up giving a simple catch to Tabraiz Shamsi at short fine leg, with the score 67/3 after nine overs.

The 10th over was huge as Hendricks took center stage, hitting two fours and a six off Bosch’s over, scoring 16 runs, taking the Lions score to 83/3 at the half.

But Hendricks was unlucky as he fell just two runs short of scoring a half-century in the next over and was out LBW to Shamsi when the ball looked like it was slipping off his leg, leaving his score at 88/4.

Mulder (25) and Delano Potgieter (21) together added 27 runs to the score and Potgieter was looking dangerous after hitting a four and two big sixes, but was run out by his partner.

Potgieter missed a slower delivery from Dala, the ball went straight to the keeper and Mulder set off for a dangerous bye, only for Pretorius to fly off his gloves and hit the non-striker’s stump brilliantly to send Potgieter into his path. But sent.

Jones (5) did not last long and was caught by Ngidi on the off side to Wiese as the Lions slipped to 124/6 at the start of the 17th over.


After this, Bosch took the last two wickets, he brilliantly caught Mulder in the follow through at the end of the 18th over and had Bjorn Fortuin (11) caught in the deep on the last ball of the innings.

Momentum Multiple Titans: Luan-Dre Pretorius (wk), Rivaldo Moonsamy, Jack Lees, Sibonelo Makhanya, Neil Brand (c), David Wiese, Dayan Galim, Corbin Bosch, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

DP World Lions: Ryan Rickelton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, Delano Potgieter, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuyn (c), Kodi Yousuf, Tshepo Moreki, Nqaba Peter

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