VAN DER DUS SEN SHINES FOR LIONS
AN unbe aten c entury fr om R assie v an der Duss en enabl ed the Highv eld Lions t o be at the Titans b y one r un in their R am Sl am T20 mat ch at Senwes P ark, P otchefstroom, y esterday.
The visit ors, chasing 180 f or vic tory, finished the da y on 178 f or six, despite the e fforts o f an unbe aten 69 fr om Heino K uhn.
The Lions inning s s tarted o ff in the most unf ortunate manner , l osing t wo wickets in the thir d and f ourth o vers.
Caribbean import Chris Ga yle w as caught b y Junior D ala on the thir dman boundary o ff Ethy Mbhal ati, and Temba Ba vuma w as r un out g oing f or an none xistent r un. And the Lions were in tr ouble on 16 f or t wo.
Van der Duss en and Lions c aptain Neil McK enzie inspir ed the r etrieval with a 117 run p artnership f or the thirdwicket.
Van der Duss en, br ought int o the team when Ga yle w as injur ed, s cored a magnific ent 6 1ball 101, which included t wo boundarie s and six maximums, enabling the Lions t o r each 179 f or thr ee.
The Titans, in s earch o f the 180 they needed t o triumph, g ot o ff t o an ide al s tart but w ere s oon 7 0 f or three, l osing thr ee wick ets f or s even runs. K uhn and Heinrich Kl aasen made a r esolute e ffort t o r egenerate the inning s with a 66r un s tand f or the f ourth wick et. — S uperSport.