The Dolphins recorded a crushing victory over the Titans, while the Lions had to rely on boundary count to beat the Knights.
The Lions batted first in Potchefstroom and thanks to another Chris Gayle half-century, 50 off 38 balls, posted 161-7. Shadley van Schalkwyk mixed up his pace brilliantly and returned the impressive figures of 2-17 in his four overs.
In reply, a 25-ball 43 by No 7 Obus Pienaar helped the Knights reach the exact same score at the end of their overs. The tie meant that a super over was required to separate the two sides.
Despite going for 40 runs in his four overs, Lonwabo Tsotsobe was given the responsibility of bowling the solitary over. He repaid the faith his captain had shown in him by taking a wicket and conceding just seven runs. Andre Russell then mirrored his effort also taking 1-7 in his solitary over.
The only way to separate the two previously unbeaten sides was through a boundary count. The Lions edged the statistic and were therefore awarded the four competition points that took them to the top of the log.
In Durban, the Dolphins got their title defence back on track with a bonus point victory over the Titans. The hosts posted an imposing 194-5 on the back of contributions from the top four. Morne van Wyk and Cameron Delport scored 37 and 45 at the top of the order, respectively. Cody Chetty then scored 44 at No 3, before Vaughn van Jaarsveld chipped in with 38.
The scorecard of the chase did not make pleasant reading for the Titans. Corbin Bosch, who finished unbeaten on 30 off 26 balls, was the highest scorer. His late resistance helped the Titans to 130-9 in their 20 overs, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the hosts from picking up a full house of competition points.