Henry Davids and Jonathan Vandiar shattered a series of records as the Titans got their Momentum One-Day Cup campaign up and running with a bonus-point win over the Cape Cobras at Newlands on Friday.
Davids struck 163 and Vandiar made 153, which allowed the Titans to put on 400 for five after they had won the toss and elected to bat first.
It was the highest total ever scored in List A cricket in South Africa, eclipsing the Cobras’ 379 for seven against the Lions five seasons ago.
But it also smashed the record for the highest total in the format at Newlands by a huge margin – the previous highest was Western Province’s 291 for three against Free State in the 1996/97 season.
Although the Cobras made a concerted effort to chase the target, and offered a moment of hope when Dane Vilas and Omphile Ramela took them to 174/3 in the 23rd over, they were ultimately bowled out for 242 inside 35 overs to lose by 158 runs.