Chloe Tryon and Tazmin Brits steal headlines on day three of Provincial One-Day tournament

Chloe Tryon in action for South Africa. © Getty Images

Chloe Tryon continued to impress with a brilliant 81-ball 91 as KZN Coastal beat Lions by nine runs on day three of the Provincial One-Day tournament in Johannesburg on Monday (October 25). Meanwhile, Easterns and Dragon trumped Titans and Western Province, respectively, in the other two fixtures.

Batting first, KZN Coastal lost Courtney Gouden and Nondumiso Shangase early. However, Nadine Moodley and Tryon struck a partnership and took the innings forward. The former made 63 runs from 74 balls, while Tryon top-scored with a counter-attacking 91 before getting out to Yolani Fourie.

The rest of the batting line-up fell like a pack of cards as KZN Coastal were all out for 190 in 44.2 overs. Fourie took three for 24 in her three overs. 

Chasing a revised target of 161 from 38 overs, the Lions had a good start. Kirstie Thomson and Sharne Mayers scored 40 and 45, respectively. However, once they got out, the middle-order collapsed, and they were dismissed for 151 in 36.3 overs. Nonkululeko Mlaba was the pick of the bowler with five for 17 in eight overs. 

Meanwhile, Easterns made 198 for eight in 47 overs, thanks to half-centuries from Lerato Langa and Bernadette Greeff. With the Easterns bowlers taking wickets in regular intervals, Titans fell short by 20 runs, their first defeat in the tournament this year. 

Masabatta Klass and Sune Wittmann starred for the Dragons as they restricted Western Province to 201 for nine in 48 overs. With an updated target of 168 runs from 37 overs, Tazmin Brits scored a 72-ball 82 to take the team across the line.

Brief Scores:

KZN Coastal 190/10 in 44.2 Overs (Chloe Tryon 91; Yolani Fourie 3/24) beat Imperial Lions 151/10 in 36.3 Overs (Sharne Mayers 45; Nonkululeko Mlaba 5/17) by 10 (D/L method).

Easterns 198/8 in 47 Overs (Lerato Langa 57; Nicolein van Rensburg 4/ 24) beat Titans 160/10 in 30.5 Overs (Sune Luus 60; Tsholofelo Marema 3/39) by 21 runs (D/L method).

 Western Province 201/9 in 48 Overs (Faye Tunnicliffe 77; Sune Wittmann 4/35) lost to Dragons 168/5 in 31 (Tazmin Brits 82; Leah Jones 3/18) by 34 runs (D/L method).

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