Cape Town - Best-ever Momentum One-Day Cup figures by Imran Tahir paved
the way for the Dolphins to secure a comfortable 79-run
bonus-point win over the Warriors in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
The Proteas spinner claimed a superb five for
21 in 8.3 overs as the visitors shot out their hosts for 171 as they easily
defended their 251-target - built around an unbeaten half-century by Cody
Chetty - at St George's Park Cricket Ground.
Attie Maposa also chipped in with two for 22 to help the
Dolphins make it two wins from three matches in the 2017/18 campaign.
The men from KwaZulu-Natal had won the toss and opted to bat
first at the start, but most of their batsmen failed to make the most of their
They had slipped to 141 for six after Jon-Jon Smuts (4/55)
and Ayabulela Gqamane (3/26) excelled with the ball.
But Chetty struck 53 (69 balls, 4 fours, 1 six) to left the
Dolphins to a competitive total.
Lesiba Ngoepe struck 44 up front for the Warriors, but they
soon found themselves in trouble on 72 for five thanks to the spin of Tahir and
the seam of Maposa.
Smuts tried to rescue them with 45, but he was eventually
last man out to Tahir, who bettered his previous best domestic 50-over
franchise record of four for 16 for the Titans against the Lions in 2007/08 by
bowling his side to victory.