Majestic Aiden Markram Secures Draw For Titans
A maiden career double century by Aiden Markram ensured that there were no final-day jitters by the Momentum Multiply Titans as their four-day Domestic Series match against the VKB Knights ended in a draw at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday.
The Proteas opener amassed an unbeaten 204 off 342 balls (27 fours, 1 six) - also the highest individual score of the 2020/21 campaign - to help the hosts bat out the final day and end on 386 for three.
There were also half-centuries from Dean Elgar, the new South Africa Test captain falling 10 short of a ton with 90 (189 balls, 10 fours), and Sibonelo Makhanya (68 off 108 balls, 8 fours, 2 sixes).
Those performances essentially denied the visitors a chance to press on for a victory they so desperately craved and one that would have given them a huge advantage in the race to reach the final.
In the end, they had to be content with far fewer points that took them to a total of 102.08, narrowly ahead of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins (100.92) ahead of the last round of round-robin games next week. The Titans (86.84) remained top of their pool.