• Dolphins secure play-off place

    Morne van Wyk chose the perfect time to return to form as his unbeaten half-century guided the Dolphins to an eight-wicket win over the Cape Cobras at Kingsmead.

    The victory sealed their place in the Ram Slam T20 play-offs.

    Van Wyk had managed just 52 runs in his previous five innings as the Dolphins failed to register a victory, but a controlled 60 not out from 52 deliveries provided the platform required for the hosts to chase down a target of 143.

    The victory lifted the Dolphins back into second place on the table with 22 points, putting them in prime position to host Wednesday’s play-off.

    The Warriors utilised the most thrilling avenue possible to keep their adrenaline-fuelled dash to the play-offs on track, as they beat the Knights by six wickets at the Mangaung Oval off the last ball of the game.

    The Warriors went into the last over needing eight runs to win, but lost top-scorer Somila Seyibokwe to Andre Russell’s second delivery to leave eight required from four balls.

    Christiaan Jonker’s boundary off the penultimate delivery left two needed from the last ball, and Jonker duly pulled it off to record the Warriors’ second win in three days.

    They can now qualify for Wednesday’s play-off by beating the Lions at the Wanderers on Sunday, and could even grab a home play-off if they win by a sufficient margin.

    The Highveld Lions became the latest side to fall victim to the alliance between Quinton de Kock and Henry Davids as the Titans humiliated their derby rivals in a rain-shortened affair at Sahara Park Willowmoore.

    De Kock and Davids brushed off the distraction of a lengthy rain delay to put on 118 for the first wicket in 11 overs, which set the Titans up for a total of 158-2 in 15 overs.

    With the target adjusted upwards to 162 from 15 overs by the Duckworth-Lewis Method, the Lions threw everything they had at the Titans bowling but lost early wickets as a result, before eventually finishing on 93-8.

    That gave the Titans victory by 68 runs and a bonus point.

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