Titans trump Aces in Durban
The Titans continued their impressive start to the Champions League Twenty20 with a crushing 59-run win over the Auckland Aces in Durban.
After easily beating the Perth Scorchers in their opener the South Africans ensured they remained top of Group A after posting 172 for four batting first.
Opener Jacques Rudolph anchored the innings with 63 from 56 balls before Farhaan Behardien launched the late assault, smacking three sixes in an unbeaten 48 from 23
Auckland never looked like chasing down the target after they lost key men Martin Guptill and Lou Vincent inside the opening three overs.
The Kiwis were bowled out for 113 in 18.1 overs although it could have been worse but for a 45-run stand for the final wicket between Andre Adams, who top-scored with 30, and Michael Bates (14 not out).
Alfonso Thomas and Ethy Mbhalati led the Titans' bowling with three wickets apiece.