Cape Town - Bad light was the ultimate winner as the Dolphins and Titans had to
settle for a draw late on the fourth evening of their Sunfoil Series clash in
Durban on Sunday.
Jaarsveld struck a century – 122 (156 balls, 13 fours, 2 sixes) - to give the
hosts some early belief in their pursuit of an unlikely 354 victory target in a
little over two sessions at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.
Vandiar also made 69 (14 balls, 4 fours) as they eventually finished on 336/6 –
18 runs shy in the four remaining overs and under grey skies with the part-time
spin duo of Dean Elgar and Henry Davids in operation.
stage, Keshav Maharaj (39 off 22 balls) and Andile Phehlukwayo (40 off 24
balls) were going all guns blazing for the Dolphins, although the log-leading
Titans did have the knowledge in the back of their minds that the introduction
of pace would force bad light to come into play.
So with the
result slipping away and wickets not forthcoming, captain Davids did just that
by recalling his kingpin Marchant de Lange, the pick of the bowlers with 4/90,
forcing play to end.
Heino Kuhn ended with 80 (126 balls, 9 fours, 1 six) and Elgar made 66 (135
balls, 6 fours, 1 six) to allow their side to declare on 208/4.
stayed top of the table with the result, just under seven points clear of the
bizhub Highveld Lions, while the Dolphins stayed fourth.