Dean Elgar carried his bat through to the declaration, scoring a massive 237 as the Titans ran up 500-6 against the Dolphins in Pietermaritzburg.
It was 31 shy of his highest first-class total, but scored off 370 balls at a rate of 64, with 26 fours and three sixes.
He was well supported by Heinrich Klaasen, who smashed 111 off 170 ball (10×4, 2×6). The pair came together on day one, with Elgar on 88, Klaasen on six and the total 205-2. The Dolphins needed to make quick strikes, but the Titan two proceded to put on 239 in 56 overs, until Klaasen fell to Kerwin Mungroo.
The Titans batted on for 10 more overs, losing three quick wickets, but the damage had been done and the psychological target of 500 achieved.
In reply, the Dolphins were 30-1 off 17 overs when bad light stopped play.
Elgar has had a magnificent year, scoring five centuries in his last eight matches, including Test tons against England (136) and Bangladesh (199 and 113) and 139 in the first Sunfoil match of the season.
Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix