Rain casts shadow on Titans' Sunfoil hopes

11 January 2017 09:30:26 EST
Mark Boucher feels it is unfair the Titans have had their lead trimmed just because of bad weather.

Mark Boucher is hoping for a better weather forecast after the rain washed away a portion of the Multiply Titans’ lead at the top of the Sunfoil Series.


 
Stand-in South Africa Twenty20 captain Farhaan Behardien returns for Boucher’s Titans in the Jutskei derby against the Highveld Lions this week in Benoni, following the abandonment against the VKB Knights in Bloemfontein caused by heavy rain.
 
The defending champions and the improving Knights took five points each as a result and their lead at the top over the Hollywoodbets Dolphins is down to less than a point.
 
“A draw or a rained out game puts you on the back foot, no matter what,” Boucher said.
 
“I don’t know if the rules are right for such games, but they were like that in the first place, so we’ve got to live with it and try and get some wins under our belts in the next couple of weeks.
 
“We’re still on top of the log, so I'm not panicking. Hopefully the weather will stay away and we can get a result in Benoni with a good few bonus points as well.
 
“The derby is always special and both teams will look forward to it.
 
“They will be determined to bounce back after the last game and our guys are just looking to get some cricket going.”

Meanwhile, South Africa are 4/11 to win the third Test match against Sri Lanka, who are 16/1 to avoid series whitewash at the Wanderers Stadium.

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