Sarel Erwee hit an impressive century as the Dolphins batted to 258-7 at stumps against the Titans in the 4-Day Franchise Series final in Durban.
After two rain-disrupted days at Kingsmead, a full day’s play was finally possible on Saturday with the home side resuming on 31-1.
Erwee kicked on with great intent and shared in a 135-run partnership with Marques Ackerman, who also reached his own half-century.
Erwee was then bowled for 100 by Kyle Simmonds, before Ackerman also fell to the spinner for 74.
Khaya Zondo added 21, Ethan Bosch made 12 and Mangaliso Mosehle fell for a duck as the Titans fought back with a few late wickets to keep them in the contest.
Ruan de Swardt (18) and Prenelan Subrayen (0) will resume on day four on Sunday.