Cape The city – A half-century from Gihahn Cloete and cast 40s from 3 different Warriors batsmen put them in a powerful place after the outlet day in their Home 4-Day Sequence come upon in opposition to the Highveld Lions in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
The left-handed opener, contemporary off a very good 2017/18 season, made 81 (123 balls, 13 fours) at St George’s Park to prepared the ground for the hosts as they reached stumps on 305 for seven.
Eddie Moore (41), Yaseen Vallie (44) and Sinethemba Qeshile (47 now not out) have been the 3 that performed beef up roles after the guests had received the toss and opted to bowl first in new trainer Enoch Nkwe’s first recreation in price.
The Lions battled to make early inroads as Moore and Cloete placed on 84 for the outlet wicket, adopted by way of 67 between the latter and Vallie for the second one.
There was once a duration of battle from the away facet thereafter as Vallie, Jon-Jon Smuts (31), Lesiba Ngoepe (2) and Clyde Fortuin (0) all fell in fast succession.
Aaron Phangiso, the pick out of the bowlers with 4 for 56, took 3 of the ones wickets with the Warriors sliding from 191 for 2 to 210 for 6.
Qeshile and Sisanda Magala (27) then rallied with a 63-run 7th wicket stand to place their facet again in keep an eye on.
The merit was once pushed house past due within the day because of a irritating unbeaten 32-run partnership between the previous and Andrew Birch (16 now not out) that passed the merit to Rivash Gobind’s males.