MATCH DRAWN: The players shook hands in the changeroom and have agreed on a draw.
Up next we face the HollywoodBets Dolphins in the #4DaySeries final.
2 DOWN: Great knock skip! Dean Elgar (68) is caught off Bjorn Fortuin, Heinrich Klaasen is next in.
We are 138-2 and need 175 to win.
1 DOWN: Aiden Markram is caught behind and departs for a well played 64. The wicket brings an end to the 125 run opening partnership.
MILESTONE: Go Deano go! That 55* is his 60th career first-class half-century 👏🏻.
Our openers share a 113-run partnership. we require 200 runs to win.
HALF-CENTURY: Another drive through the cover region to get a milestone! Aiden Markram has 53* at the end of the 28th over. 👏🏼.
LUNCH: Our openers Dean Elgar (22*) and Aiden Markram (37*) bring us to lunch on 61-0, going at 3 runs an over. Great start men 💪🏼.
DECLARATION: The hosts have decaled on 308-9 with a lead of 312. We require 313 for victory.
CAUGHT: Beuran Hendricks is caught in the mid wicket region for 5. Neil Brand gets his first. Lions are 289-9 and lead by 302.
RABADA IS GONE: He is caught behind off the Protea bound Lizaad Williams. Lions are 291-8 after 75 overs.
LIZAAD STRIKES: The first to go this morning is Bjorn Fortuin who is caught for 22 off Williams.
Kagiso Rabada is up next. The Lions have moved to 278-7 at the end of the 73rd over.
DAY 4: It’s the final day of showdown here at the Wanderers. The Lions were 247-6 at the end of day 3 with a lead of 251 runs.
STUMPS: Day 3 finishes with the Lions on 247-6 and they’ll take 251 run lead into the final day. We have it all to play for tomorrow.
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BAD LIGHT: Play has been halted here at the Wanderers due to bad light. We’ll have to wait and see if the players can return to the field.
Lions are 247-6 after 67 overs with Wiaan Mulder (35*) and Bjorn Fortuin (7*) at the crease.
WICKET: Cele dismisses Hendricks, this time Reeza on 96, great bowling Kush!
Lions are 223-6 after 61 overs and have a lead of 227.
CAUGHT: van den Bergh (15) edges the delivery from Ntini and gets caught behind. Ntini is off the mark.
After 51 overs the Lions are 187-5 with a lead of 191 runs.
TEA: A good session with the ball following the 3 wickets, we go in for tea on 153-4. The Lions lead by 157 runs, 42 overs gone.
CLIPPED: Temba Bavuma (5) is caught in the slips by Aiden Markram, Dayyaan Galiem has 2.
The Lions are 149-4 and lead by 153.
CAUGHT: Rassie van der Dussen (14) is caught behind off Dayyaan Galiem. Dayyaan Galiem is off to celebrate his wicket.
Lions are 133-3 after 37 overs.
LBW: Ryan Rickelton is trapped in front and departs for 58. Lizaad Williams has 2, Rassie van der Dussen is the new man in.
Lions are 96-2 with a lead of 100 runs.
LUNCH: The Lions are 43-1 after 14 overs when the players go off for lunch. Lizaad Williams dismissed Dominic Hendricks for 1 in the session and the Lions take a 47 run lead into the break.
WICKET: Picking up where he left off. Williams gets the breakthrough, D Hendrick is caught behind for 1. R Hendricks is next.
Lions 14-1 after 5 overs, they lead by 18.
INNINGS: We are 202 all out after 75 overs and trail by 4 runs.
Aiden Markram (100) got his 6th century of the competition before Lutho Sipamla picked up the last wickets.
CENTURY: Congratulations Aiden Markram on reaching your 17th first class century!
The right-hander plays is calmly down the ground to get to 100*, his 6th century in the competition.
We are 200-6 after 74 overs and behind by 6 runs.
DAY 3: The sun has come out today and the conditions are looking ideal.
We’ll start at 09:30 with Aiden Markram (85*) and Dayyaan Galiem (7*) resuming on the overnight score of 169-5.
STUMPS: An interrupted Day 2 concludes due to poor light, the players didn’t return to the field after Tea.
Day 3 will be an early start, 09:30, with Aiden Markram (85*) and Dayyaan Galiem (7*) resuming on 169-5, we are at a deficit of 37 runs.
UPDATE: The players haven’t returned from the changeroom with rain causing a delay in the resumption of play.
We are 169-5 and trail by 37 runs. Updates to come.
TEA: Aiden Markram gets to tea on 85* partnered by Dayyaan Galiem (7*). 2 wickets fell in the session and we are 169-5 at the interval, behind by 37 runs.
The covers have been brought on here at the Wanderers following some light rain.
LUNCH: A well timed 4 by Quinton de Kock (13*) concludes the 31st over and we go to lunch on 89-3. He is partnered by Aiden Markram (44*).
2 wickets fell in the session, Neil Brand (16) and Heinrich Klaasen (2) both getting caught off Rabada. We’ve reduced the deficit to 117 runs.
UPDATE: The rain has stopped, the covers have come off and the sun is peeking through the clouds
Play will get underway from 11:30 with 81 scheduled today.\
DAY 2: This is the scene at the Bullring on day 2 of our 4 Day Series match against the Lions. Updates on start times to come from 09:30.
We were 45-1 and behind by 161 runs at stumps yesterday. We have Aiden Markram (23*) and Neil Brand (9*) in the middle.
STUMPS: At the end of day 1 we are 45-1 and trail by 161 runs. Aiden Markram (23*) and Neil Brand (9*) were in the middle at the close of play.
Day 2 will get underway from 10:00 tomorrow, catch the match live on SuperSport.
1 DOWN: Dean Elgar (2) is caught by Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada gets the Lions first wicket. Neil Brand is in at 3.
We are 15-1 after 7 overs.
INNINGS: Great bowling by our attack and the Lions finish on 206 all out in the 67th over. Lizaad Williams our lead destroyer with 3-54 supported by Dayyaan Galiem (2-28) and Okuhle Cele (2-41).
Now the focus shifts to our batsmen.
2 IN THE OVER: Nicky van den Bergh departs for 41, he is run out bowlers end after Rabada drives it back into his stumps. In the very next delivery Kagiso Rabada (1) is caught behind.
Jys ma gun met die bal Lizzy!
LIZZY HAS 2: Williams finds the edge of Bjorn Fortuin (1) and Quinton de Kock takes the catch behind. Bowled Lizzy!
Kagiso Rabada is in at 9. Lions are 191-7 after 61.
EDGED: Markram takes a catch in the slips and Mulder departs for 7. Lizaad Williams gets his first.
Bjorn Fortuin joins Nicky van den Bergh (35*) at the crease. Lions are 185-6 at the end of the 59th.
TEA: Two more wickets fell in the second session and Lions are 178-5 at Tea. They have van den Bergh (28*) and Mulder (7*).
CELE GETS A BIG ONE: D Hendricks departs on 99 after getting pinned lbw by Cele. Wiaan Mulder is next in.
Lions are 155-5 after 46.2.
WICKET: Galiem gets his first, Bavuma is trapped in front and heads back to the hut for 9.
Lions are 115-4 after 37.
LUNCH: We head in for the break with the Lions on 84-3, with Domenic Hendricks (51*) and Temba Bavuma (0*).
Tabraiz Shamsi’s breakthrough was followed up by Thando Ntini dismissing Reeza Hendricks (8) and Rassie van der Dussen (6) getting caught off Okuhle Cele.
DRINKS: The players are afforded the first drinks break after 15 overs.
The Lions are 53-1, Tabraiz Shamsi got the breakthrough.
TEAM: Here is our playing XI:
Dean Elgar (C)
Quinton de Kock (wk)
TOSS: The Lions have won the toss and chosen to bat first.
GAME DAY: We’ve crossed the Jukskei and we at the Imperial Wanderers to take on the Lions.
Toss and team news to come from 09:30 with the game starting at 10:00. Catch the action live on SuperSport.