Jonathan Vandiar got the Titans off to a strong start against the Lions on Sunday. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

CENTURION – Jonathan Vandiar and Farhaan Behardien hit half-centuries as the Sunfoil Series Gauteng derby between the Titans and Highveld Lions laboured to a draw on the final day at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday.

The hosts had resumed day four on 50/2 in their second innings, and they eventually reached 205/7 before declaring – setting the visitors a victory target of 250.

But the Lions managed to reach 80/2 in 22 overs as the match ended tamely.

Vandiar moved from his overnight 27 to finish on 61 (111 balls, 12x4), while Behardien top-scored with an unbeaten 67 (117 balls, 7x4, 1x6).

There were two wickets each for pace duo Dwaine Pretorius (2/31) and Beuran Hendricks (2/37).

Stephen Cook (5) fell cheaply in the Lions chase, but Reeza Hendricks (30 not out) and Omphile Ramela (29) ensured there was no drama, thanks to a 51-run second-wicket stand.

Both wickets for the Titans were taken by leg-spinner Shaun von Berg (2/37).

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