The Warriors kept alive their slim hopes of qualifying for the Ram Slam T20 play-offs by beating the Cape Cobras by 12 runs in East London on Wednesday night.
The Dolphins’ decline in the Ram Slam Challenge since losing Kevin Pietersen accelerated when they went down by eight wickets to the Knights on Saturday.
An opening partnership of 90 between Reeza Hendricks and Rilee Rossouw gave the Knights the foundation for a 29-run win over the Highveld Lions in Potchefstroom on Wednesday night.
Quinton de Kock smashed a brilliant 85 from 51 balls to set up a nine-run win for the Titans over the Cape Cobras at Newlands on Friday night.
So farewell, then, Mitchell Johnson, the enigmatic Australian quickie who announced his retirement from Test cricket on Tuesday, never to be forgotten by the Proteas.
Play was due to start early Monday to make up for Sunday’s washout, but rain again kept the covers on, holding up day three of the Proteas’ second Test against India in Bengaluru.
David Wiese, returning from injury, applied a stranglehold which gave the Titans a one-run win over the Knights in the Ram Slam Challenge in Bloemfontein on Friday night.
Ryan McLaren’s performance in a four-match stint with Hampshire this year, which helped them keep their place in the first division, has earned him a full contract.
The Cape Cobras pulled off a spectacular victory over the Knights in their Ram Slam match with an all-round display of power-hitting in Kimberley on Wednesday.
South African cricketers have been warned that they are targets for match fixers in the domestic game.
South Africa scraped their way to a draw in their sole preparation match before the first Test against India on 5 November.
The Knights, desperate to go one better in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge and secure some silverware, have brought back West Indian Andre Russell for the campaign which kicks off on Sunday.
Mystery surrounds the departure of Knights coach Sarel Cilliers, who has been succeeded by Nicky Boje, the former Proteas left-arm spinner, in a temporary capacity.
A solid innings of 70 from Colin Ingram paved the way for a five-wicket win for the Warriors over the Cape Cobras in Paarl on Sunday.
In a thrilling, close-run match, the Knights ended the Warriors’ early surge in the Momentum One-Day Cup, winning by 13 runs in Bloemfontein on Friday night.