Durban - A blistering century by Gihahn Cloete lit up what was
effectively the opening day of the crucial final-round Sunfoil Series encounter
between the Dolphins and the Warriors in Durban on Saturday.
Only 63 overs were sent down on day three because of a wet
outfield at the start.
But it was enough time for the visitors to reach 245 for
five after they had lost the toss and were asked to bat first by the hosts.
Opener Cloete smashed 105 (92 balls, 17 fours, 1 six) with
captain Jon-Jon Smuts unbeaten on 38 at the close.
Senuran Muthusamy was the pick of the bowlers after bagging
three for 50.
The opening two days of the final round match were washed
out by rain.
The result of the clash is crucial to the destiny of the
title, with the Warriors heading into the game top of the table and needing to
win the game to all but assure themselves of the 2017/18 four-day crown.
A draw or less will mean the champions will be determined by
the results of the other two matches.