Moonsamy scored an outstanding 129 runs, while his fourth-wicket batting partner Foxcroft, reached 103 to get their side to a daunting, 306/5 at the end of their allotted 50 overs. They shared an imposing 237-run partnership in 123 minutes, taking only 202 deliveries.
Moonsamy already has 265 runs under his belt in his three games at the tournament, at an average of 132.5 runs per innings. He only needs another 73 runs to surpass the tournament record set by Andries Gous (337 runs) in 2013 for the Chevrolet Knights. Both Moonsamy and Foxcroft qualify to play in next year’s ICC under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.
The Titans will have to beat the Nashua Cape Cobras with a bonus point in their clash tomorrow if they want to reach this year’s final.
Defending champions, the bizhub Highveld Lions, lost their undefeated status after suffering a massive, 104-run defeat at the hands of the South Africa U17 Invitational side. Wiaan Mulder (81) and Aaqil Ebrahim (57) impressed with their batting, as they both recorded half-centuries as the national side reached 239/9 in their 50 overs. SA U17’s spin bowler, Lesego Senokwane (5/33), bagged a five-wicket haul as the Lions were bundled out for 135 runs.
The Sunfoil Dolphins remained unbeaten after securing a narrow, two-wicket victory over the Knights thanks to a match-saving innings by wicketkeeper, Gavin Morris (76*). The Dolphins struggled to 79/6 when Morris worked with the tail-enders to scrape the 126 runs that were still needed together. The Knights’ Aiden Brooker, produced an all-round performance, scoring an unbeaten 43 runs and picking up four wickets for 38.
The Nashua Cape Cobras are the only other undefeated side, besides the Dolphins left in the competition after their comprehensive eight-wicket victory over the Chevrolet Warriors today.
The Warriors was restricted to 116 runs with Dayyaan Galiem boasting remarkable bowling figures of 3/10 in his eight overs. He was supported well by Jay Stevens (3/21). The Warriors’ captain, Brad Haller (53), tried to stem the tide with his half-century, but was ultimately unsuccessful.
Unlimited Titans 306/5 (Rivaldo Moonsamy 129, Dean Foxcroft 103; Davis Murwendo 3/54); Zimbabwe 198 (Ryan Murray 59; David Zweni 3/29). Unlimited Titans won by 108 runs.
South Africa u17 Invitational 239/9 (Wiaan Mulder 81, Aaqil Ebrahim 57; Brandon Glover 4/33); bizhub Highveld Lions 135 (Grant Roelofsen 31; Lesego Senokwane 5/33, Chad Classen 2/14). South Africa u17 Invitational won by 104 runs.
Chevrolet Knights 205/8 (Marno van Greuning 50, Aiden Brooker 43*; Sibonelo Makhanya 2/30); Sunfoil Dolphins 206/8 (Gavin Morris 76*; Aiden Brooker 4/38). Sunfoil Dolphins won by two wickets.
Chevrolet Warriors 116 (Brad Haller 53; Dayyaan Galiem 3/10, Jay Stevens 3/21); Nashua Cape Cobras 117/2 (Heinrich Odendaal 51*, Matthew Christensen 37). Nashua Cape Cobras won by eight wickets.