Titans leg-spinner Shaun von Berg admitted that he thought his dream of playing for the Proteas had slipped away.
Duanne Olivier took four wickets as Australia accepted the challenge of the chase, beating South Africa A by five wickets in Benoni.
A spin-pace combination put the Titans in a strong position as they held the Knights to 304-7 on day one of their Sunfoil Series match in Bloemfontein.
Led by Zubayr Hamza’s 60 and 62 from Shaun von Berg, the SA Invitation team gave the Bangladesh tourists a tough work-out in the tour warm-up at Benoni.
Shaun von Berg took 4-40 on a day dominated by spin, to help the Titans claim a vital 33-run win against the table-topping Dolphins on Sunday.
Shaun von Berg’s 10-wicket haul was vital to the Titans’ innings victory over the Cobras this past weekend, as they jumped to the top of the Sunfoil Series standings.