The Dolphins eased to a four-wicket victory over the Knights in Durban.
That the Knights even got to 144-5 was a notable feat, after being 69-5. Theirs was an awful effort marked by deep technical and tactical incompetence. Four of the five batters dismissed were back in the hut with single figures.
However, their skipper, Pite van Biljon, saved them from embarrassment with an excellent 72 off 54 deliveries, while Migael Pretorius contributed 38* in a 74-run partnership which gave the Knights an outside chance.
The Dolphins weren’t that much better, engineering ways to throw their wickets away. The top-three batters all surrendered meekly, swinging carelessly at average deliveries. Then David Miller gave slip-catching practice, guiding a full, wide delivery to him.
It would be funny if it wasn’t such an indictment of the standard of South African domestic cricket.
Khaya Zondo and Robbie Frylinck settled things down going into the back stretch of the innings, the former finishing on 35* off 31 deliveries, the latter on 24 off 15.