Cape The city – Nicky van den Bergh recorded the primary double century of the season because the Highveld Lions took entire command in their 4-Day Home Collection derby towards the Titans in Benoni on Wednesday.
The proper-hander crunched an unbeaten 217 (227 balls, 29 fours, 2 sixes) – a fixture report person ranking and profession best possible – because the hosts accrued 593 for 5 declared.
There used to be additionally an entire life best possible first class ranking for his spouse that helped him get there, Dominic Hendricks, who batted for a marathon 10-and-a-half hours to attain a affected person 197 (453 balls, 20 fours).
The pair placed on a stand of 390 for the 5th wicket, some other fixture report however now not a contest best possible after it fell 3 runs wanting the unbroken 393 shared via JP Duminy and Dane Vilas for the Cape Cobras towards the Lions in Potchefstroom again in 2014/15.
Through the shut, the reigning champions had already misplaced 5 wickets after ultimate on 95 for 5, nonetheless wanting an not likely 269 to steer clear of an innings defeat at Willowmoore Park.
It used to be Van den Bergh and Hendricks that began the day batting along side their aspect on 288 for 4. They endured to benefit from the bowling all through the innings of the Johannesburg-based aspect with the previous conveniently beating his earlier best possible ranking of 172 for North West towards KwaZulu-Natal made in Potchefstroom in 2013/14 to finish a 10th century of his profession and maiden double ton.
Left-hander Hendricks fell 3 shy of that milestone, however nonetheless went on to overcome his previous easiest ranking of 176 now not out for Gauteng towards KZN in Johannesburg all the way through 2012/13 on his solution to a 12th first class three-figure ranking.
The Lions in the end declared when he used to be pushed aside via pick-of-the-bowlers Henry Davids (2/29).
The answer from the Titans used to be a meek one as 3 of the highest 4 have been out for single-digit rankings. Andrea Agathangelou’s 16 used to be the one differential with Nandre Burger (2/19) nabbing two early wickets that left the house aspect on 53 for 4.
Farhaan Behardien (41) controlled so as to add 38 with Davids (14 now not out), ahead of changing into the 5th wicket to fall leaving his aspect limping to stumps in serious trouble.