Four-Day Series: Snyman blasts rapid ton on opening day

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The CSA Four-Day Series got off to an explosive start in Bloemfontein, where Knights opening batsman, Jacques Snyman blasted a 71-ball ton against the Warriors to get the competition underway.

In the first day of South African domestic cricket since March, the hosts won the toss and elected to bat.

Jacques Snyman puts Warriors to the sword

Snyman and Matthew Kleinveldt put together a 164-run stand for the first wicket, largely thanks to the former, who smashed 18 fours and two sixes on his way to his fourth First-Class ton.

The 26-year-old was eventually dismissed for 109 off just 78 balls, run out by Matthew Breetzke.

At the time of publishing, the Knights had just crossed the 200-run mark in just 40 overs for the loss of two wickets after Kleinveldt was sent back in the hut for 73, caught by Marco Jansen off the bowling of part-time spinner Jon Jon Smuts.

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Elsewhere, in the North vs South clash between the Cobras and the Titans at Newlands, things were a little more subdued, with the hosts easing their way to 112 for the loss of two after 40 overs.

The two men out are Janneman Malan, who was stumped by Proteas teammate Heinrich Klaasen off the bowling of another international in Tabraiz Shamsi for 13, as well as his brother Pieter, who reached his half-century before edging to Diego Rosier off seamer, Lizaad Williams for 51.

At the crease at the time of publishing were Test batsman Zubayr Hamza, who was on 27, while Tony de Zorzi – playing against his former franchise – was not out on nine.

In the other Four-Day Series fixture taking place on the day, the Lions were at 30 without loss against the Dolphins at Kingsmead in Durban, with Dominic and Reeza Hendricks still at the crease after the visitors won the toss and chose to bat.

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