CENTURION – Theunis de Bruyn continued his rich run of form in the CSA T20 Challenge to help the Titans take a big step towards the semi-finals with a six-wicket win over the winless Knights at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.
The Proteas batsman, the competition’s leading run-scorer, clubbed an unbeaten 45 off 37 balls to help rescue his side from some early trouble to win with four deliveries to spare.
The result kept the defending champions in fourth place on the table, but they now also have a chance of still stealing home advantage in the playoffs, should the Cape Cobras or Warriors slip up in the final set of regular-season fixtures on Sunday.
With the fifth-placed Dolphins still pushing from behind, Mark Boucher’s side were in need of victory and they delivered it despite being put under pressure by the Central Franchise, who were desperately searching for a first win of their campaign.
The away side managed to post 148/8 after being put in to bat first – a modest total, albeit one that gave them a chance.