The Titans were bowled out for only 53 in their first innings on Sunday before the Dolphins enforced the follow on to take control of the 4-Day Franchise Series final in Durban.
The home side was cleaned up for 295 early in the day before Prenelan Subrayen became the chief destroyer with the ball.
The men from Pretoria had no answer with the bat as Dean Elgar top-scored with 16, the only Titans batsman that managed to reach double figures.
It was the Titans’ lowest ever first-innings score in franchise cricket as Subrayen finished with spectacular figures of 6-24.
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The Dolphins didn’t hesitate to ask the Titans to bat again, given the amount of play that was lost on day one and two.
They made a better start in their second innings, however, with Yaseen Valli and Theunis de Bruyn posting a 56-run partnership for the second wicket.
A couple of quick wickets by Subrayen and Senuran Muthusamy before the close of play slumped the Titans to 92-4 at stumps, trailing the Dolphins by 150 runs with one day remaining.