Border won the toss and elected to bowl first.
WP saw themselves in trouble when they lost three wickets (Behardien 4, Chiecktey 7 and Hamza 4) in the first hour of the day’s play to opening bowlers Sinovuyo Ntuntwana and Phaphama Fojela.
Van der Berg walked into the crease and dug deep to recover WP’s innings. WP were at one stage 110 for eight wickets down but the 57-run ninth wicket partnership between Van der Berg (50 not out) and Mpilo Njoloza (32) ensured that their side move past the 150 mark before they were bowled all out for 192 in 53.2 overs in the first innings.
Border found themselves to be in similar position as WP after losing three wickets in the first hour of their innings. Right-arm medium, Thokozani Peter made an impressive return to the WP side when he denied Border any form of solid partnerships. He concluded the day with 4 wickets for 21 runs in 10 overs and was assisted by Brendan Young and Mpilo Njoloza who took one wicket apiece to reduce Border to 87 for 7 after 33 overs at close of play. They trail by another 105 runs with three wickets remaining in the first innings.
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WP team: Matthew Kleinveldt, Mujahid Behardien (w/k), Taariq Chiecktey, Zubayr Hamza (Capt), Shaheen Khan, Jason Smith, Hayes Van der Berg, Thokozani Peter, Brendan Young, Mpilo Njoloza and Brian Shushu
Border team: Gionne Koopman, Martin Walters (Capt), Kevin Bennett, Somila Seyibokwe, Darryl Brown, Marco Marais, Thapelo Letsholo (w/k), Thandolwethu Mnyanda and Phapham Fojela
Umpires : Brad White, and Laurance Willemse
Reserve Umpire : Bongani Ntshebe