The Multiply Titans are in buoyant mood after their record breaking antics secured a bonus-point win over the WSB Cape Cobras in the Momentum One-Day Cup on Friday night.
“It’s always nice to beat the Cobras, at PPC Newlands, North v South, a derby game,” Farhaan Behardien smiled.
The veteran middle-order played a key role in proceedings, as he and Aiden Markram added a world record 272 partnership for the sixth wicket, to propel the Titans to 320 for six.
“It was hard at the start, when we were 31 for five, but it was a lot of fun to be out there for the record,” he explained.
The Titans had slipped to 31 for five, but Aiden Markram’s majestic 169, as well as Behardien’s 111 set them up for a bonus-point victory.
“We have had a couple of close games that we were not on the right side of, like the Dolphins game. So it was nice to come out on the right side of this one. The Cobras have had a good season, in the four-day and in the white-ball campaign, so it was a good win to get.”
The senior players in the Titans have stood up strongly in recent matches, with runs for the likes of Dean Elgar, Markram and Behardien. Chris Morris has also been in the runs, finishing strongly against the Lions, but Behardien also paid tribute to another player.
“It was another of our senior players with the ball, Junior Dala, who stood up on the bowling point of view, with a double strike. That set us on our way,” Behardien pointed out.
After that 83-run victory, the Titans want to finish a hectic road trip with a win over the undefeated Warriors.
“We can make it a great weekend with a win on Sunday. The bonus point win is crucial to our story, and hopefully that gives us an edge. The boys are in high spirits after Friday night, so hopefully we can carry it through into Sunday.”
The Titans are still eyeing a play-off place, to push for a trophy in what has been a testing season.
“If we can have a good run, then we can definitely push for honours. It normally takes six or seven wins out of ten, to get to the top. So now we have two, and two bonus points,” Behardien explained.
“If we finish strong, we will definitely be close to the top.”
The Titans have made one addition to their squad, with paceman Alfred Mothoa joining the side.
Multiply Titans squad to face the Warriors: Heinrich Klassen (c), Farhaan Behardien, Gregory Mahlokwana, Imraan Manack, Junior Dala, Theunis de Bruyn, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Aiden Markram, Tshepo Moreki, Chris Morris, Alfred Mothoa, Jonathan Vandiar.