Mangaliso Mosehle smashed 87 off 39 balls to help the Titans cap off a dominant campaign with a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the Ram Slam T20 final against the Dolphins at SuperSport Park.
The Titans won their first domestic T20 title in three years with 19 balls remaining after chasing down a below-par 159 by the Dolphins in 16.5 overs. The Titans finished on 161-3.
Mosehle was the hero for the home side, hitting seven sixes on his way to a match-winning innings. Although Mosehle and Henry Davids (35), with whom he put on 123 in 67 balls for the second wicket, fell to successive deliveries from Kyle Abbott, by that stage the game was won.
With just 12 runs needed from 33 balls, Farhaan Behardien and Albie Morkel merely needed to keep their heads, which they did to record a comfortable win.
It was well deserved trophy for the men from Pretoria who won eight games in a row in the league phase and finished 13 clear at the top of the table.
Albie Morkel was able to call on no fewer than eight bowling options, all of whom did a job as the Dolphins were strangled in the middle period of their innings. With runs hard to come by, Morne van Wyk (29), Jonathan Vandiar (26) and Kevin Pietersen (10 from 11 balls) all holed out as they tried to get the scoreboard going.
A late blast from Dwayne Bravo and David Miller gave the visitors something to bowl at as they took 65 off the last six overs, with Bravo making 53 from 30 balls and Miller scoring 33.
However, Mosehle showed him match-winning ability to take the game away from the visitors. He hit 24 runs off Imran Tahir’s second over, who conceded 33 runs in his three overs.