The Multiply Titans had two reasons to smile in Cape Town on Friday night, as they got their Momentum One-day Cup campaign back on track in fine style.
Their 83-run victory over the WSB Cape Cobras was already satisfying enough, but Aiden Markram and Farhaan Behardien added significant gloss on proceedings by notching a world-record partnership for the sixth wicket.
Markram scored a magnificent 169 off only 129 balls, while Behardien added 111 from 100 deliveries. That saw them add 272 for the sixth wicket, and beat the mark of 267 between Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi of New Zealand.
“It was an exceptional performance, in the context of the match, but also for beating a famous world-mark,” Titans CEO Dr Jacques Faul commented.
“To see Aiden get back to the form we know him to have, and for ‘Fudgie’ to once again remind of his ability in the middle-order, was really pleasing for all of us as the Titans family.”
The win over the Cobras also gave the Titans a bonus-point, and they will look to kick on into the play-off places over the course of the next few weeks.
“It has been a tricky campaign for us, but we are still in this competition, and looking to finish strong,” Faul added.
“Hopefully this terrific record by Aiden and Farhaan will be the spur we need to kick onto even better things in the 50-over competition.”
The Sky Blues are in Port Elizabeth today to face the table-topping Warriors from 10:00am.