The home side won the toss and elected to bat first.
Following a 72-run opening stand between Henco Olivier (35) and Kagiso Rapulana (40), North West saw themselves losing 3 wickets in just 33 runs. Andre Malan and Fortuin entered the crease and together they constructed a fifth wicket partnership of 108 runs. This partnership was followed by another record breaking 238-run sixth wicket partnership between Fortuin and Edrich Lubbe (94 not out).
Fast Bowler Beuran Hendricks lead from the front for WP taking 3 wickets for 78 runs while Mpilo Njoloza, Matthew Kleinveldt and Lesiba Ngoepe all returned with 1 wicket apiece.
At close of play, North West are 461 for 6 in 101 overs.
WP: Taariq Chiecktey (w/k); Sybrand Engelbrecht, Zubayr Hamza, Beuran Hendricks, Matthew Kleinveldt, Pieter Malan (capt), Lesiba Ngoepe, Mpilo Njoloza, Brandon Young, Jason Smith, and Thokozani Peter
North West: Hencon Olivier, Kagiso Rapulana (capt), Wihan Lubbe, Andre Malan, Marques Ackerman, Bjorn Fortuin, Edrich Lubbe (w/k), Brady Barends, Johannes Diseko, Siviwe Gidana, Julian Souter.
Jurie Sadler (Reserve Umpire)