Ashwell Prince, Colin Ingram rescue Warriors against Titans

Ashwell Prince made 76 in 170 minutes off 127 balls, including nine fours.

Johannesburg: Sep 28, 2012

A 100-run fourth-wicket stand between Ashwell Prince and Colin Ingram helped Warriors to reach 271-9 Thursday after the first day of a South African Cricket Series match against Titans.

Ethy Mbhalati took two cheap early wickets to leave Warriors reeling on 69-3 at Saint George’s Park in coastal city Port Elizabeth before fluent Prince and resilient Ingram brought stability.

Prince made 76 in 170 minutes off 127 balls, including nine fours, before miscueing a drive off fellow Protea Paul Harris and being caught at mid-off by David Wiese.

Ingram, who then formed a 65-run partnership with wicketkeeper Athenkosi Dyili, tried to slam a Wiese delivery over mid-wicket and was caught by Pieter Malan having contributed a 69 laced with eight fours.

Lions were all out 265 against Dolphins in Johannesburg as they set out to recover from a 10-wicket mauling by the Cobras last weekend in the opening round of the four-day championship.

Middle-order Thami Tsolekile (70) was the only Lion to score more than 30 runs against a visiting attack spearheaded by Kyle Abbott (4-43) and Craig Alexander (3-64).

Dolphins were 7-0 by the close at the Wanderers, while a waterlooged Boland Park pitch in Paarl prevented any first-day play between the Cobras and the Knights.(AFP)