A desperate Titans side knocked over the previously unbeaten Cobras in Centurion on Friday night.
The hosts won the toss and inserted the competition leaders on a ground that is known to favour the chasing team. The Cobras got off to a solid enough start with openers Richard Levi and Andrew Puttick contributing 33 and 55, respectively.
Levi was the first man to go with the score on 71 in the 13th over. The bowlers took control from that point onwards and dismissed the Cobras for 208 in the 42nd over.
In reply, a Theunis de Bruyn 60 led the Titans to a six wicket victory. They also reached their target in the 39th over to ensure they picked up the bonus point as they try to recover from their terrible start to the competition.
In East London, the Knights beat the Warriors by 47 runs. The match was set up by a 133-ball 123 from Gerhardt Abrahams. The opener batted deep and helped the visitors post 266-6 in their 50 overs.
No score over 250 had ever been chased at the ground in this format and that record remained in tact. Werner Coetsee’s spell of off-spin was the difference on the night. His 10 overs yielded 4-38 and restricted the Warriors to 219 all out in the 47th over.
The match in Potchefstroom saw the Dolphins take control of the second position on the log when they beat the Lions by three wickets in a contest reduced to 47 overs a side. Temba Bavuma’s 93-ball 80 ensured the Lions posted something to keep their bowlers interested. The hosts were eventually dismissed for 214 in the 46th over.
It was never going to be enough, and although the Dolphins lost more wickets that they would have liked, they got home with 17 balls to spare. Robbie Frylinck’s 4-30 with the ball and Khaya Zondo’s unbeaten 70 were the two performances that got the Durban-based franchise over the line.