Jukskei Derby: Titans the perfect start against the Lions
It was the much-anticipated Jukskei derby of the doubleheader Ram Slam T20 Sunday in Centurion.
Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Aiden Markram, Farhaan Behardien, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Dwaine Pretorius were some of the Proteas players on display
A match winning performance from Albie Morkel and AB de Villiers helped the defending champions Multiply Titans begin their RAM SLAM T20 Challenge with a eight-wicket Duckworth/Lewis victory over the bizhub Highveld Lions in Centurion on Sunday.
The pair both scored at a strike of over 250 as the hosts chased down a revised target of 135 in only 11.2 overs to win with a bonus point at SuperSport Park.
De Villiers reached his 38th career half-century with a six from what proved to be the last ball of the match as he ended on 50 (19 balls, 3 fours, 5 sixes).
Captain Morkel finished not out on 41 off 16 deliveries after also clubbing five maximums, with the pair adding a match-winning 85 in 5.1 overs for their third-wicket partnership after Quinton de Kock (39) had given them a flying start.
Only Reeza Hendricks managed a contribution of note after he made an unbeaten 67 (42 balls, 8 fours, 2 sixes) – the 14th 50 of his career.
But a lack of support proved crucial as the Lions fell to a loss