The Warriors failed to take advantage of their dominant performance against the Dolphins on day one of their Sunfoil Series game in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
Having bowled their opponents from Durban all out for 145 earlier on day one, the Warriors could only reach 204, and took a slender lead of 59 runs into the second innings.
Having started the day on 100-4, it initially looked like the home side were set for a big total, but the Dolphins bowlers managed to keep things tidy.
It was 23-year-old Kerwin Mungroo, playing in only his second Sunfoil Series game for the Dolphins, who was the best bowler for the visitors as he picked up five wickets for 45 runs.
The Dolphins began their second innings with intent, looking to avoid a repeat of the first. Sarel Erwee and Morne van Wyk put on 90 for the first wicket.
Despite losing Senuran Muthusamy for just one, the top three all weighed in with half centuries, and at the end of the day, Vaughan van Jaarsveld and Sibonelo Makhanya had put on 84 for the third wicket.
Simon Harmer, who picked up an impressive six wickets in the first innings on day one for the men from PE, was as tidy in the second. He ended the day on figures of 1-64 as he stood out for the home team.
The Warriors, second on the table, will be hoping to slow down the Dolphins on day three, and swing the game back in their favour.
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