Cape Town - A
sparkling century by Dane Vilas helped the Dolphins end
their One-Day Cup regular season campaign with a convincing
win over the Titans in Centurion on Friday.
the result was not enough to book a home semi-final after the Cape Cobras edged out the Warriors in Port Elizabeth to
ensure they will host
the KwaZulu-Natal side at Newlands for the last-four encounter next
was nonetheless a confidence-boosting win for the Durbanites against
the defending champions and runaway winners of the competition’s league
was the star of the show with a thrilling 103 (85 balls, 11 fours, 1
six) - his eighth List A ton - that helped the visitors chase down a
from 40 overs with four wickets and 11 balls still standing.
The Dolphins had won the toss earlier and asked the Titans to take first strike.
Davids, returning from an injury lay-off, was one of three
half-centurions after he made 52 (66 balls, 7 fours, 1 six). The other
two were Heinrich Klaasen (52
off 51 balls, 6 fours) and top-scorer Tony de Zorzi (68 off 82 balls, 5
Rain then ended the innings with the home side on 269 for six after 48.2 overs.
The pick of the bowlers was Senuran Muthusamy after he collected three for 59.
the total was adjusted to 253, the Dolphins were reduced to 93 for four
following two early wickets by Shaun von Berg, who ended with three for
However, Vilas and Muthusamy then combined for a 141-run fifth wicket stand that turn the contest on its head.
the fall of the former, the latter ended on 64 not out (61 balls, 4
fours, 2 sixes) to complete the chase and secure a memorable win.
for the Titans was inconsequential as they already had top spot in the
bag and they will now play the Warriors in the first semi-final on