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Dolphins and Titans set for epic final at JB Marks Oval

The Dolphins and Titans will contest the CSA T20 Challenge final on Saturday, 5 November after both sides completed comfortable wins in their respective semi-finals on Wednesday, 2 November

The Dolphins and Titans will contest the CSA T20 Challenge final on Saturday, 5 November after both sides completed comfortable wins in their respective semi-finals on Wednesday, 2 November.

The Dolphins picked up a 20-run win against the Boland Rocks largely due a superb bowling performance from Prenelan Subrayen (3/18) in four overs. Jon-Jon Smuts (2/17) also took key wickets of Clyde Fortuin and Christiaan Jonker to put the Rocks in a spot of bother.

Ottneil Baartman (1/29) and Eathan Bosch (1/22) also delivered when it mattered most. The Rocks struggled in chasing 147 for victory and were eventually restricted to 126/8 in 20 overs.

The Dolphins had earlier managed to score 146 all out with the top run-scorer of the CSA T20-challenge, Grant Roelofsen hitting 26 (30) and Keegan Petersen contributing 25 (19).

Grant Roelofsen, the leading run-scorer in the CSA T20 Challenge will be a key player for the Dolphins in the final on Saturday against the Titans. Photo: Barco Greeff.

Subrayen added extra impetus with a quick-fire 22 (11) at the latter stages of the innings.

In the other semi-final, the Titans beat the Knights for the second time in three days, when they completed a 38-run win.

It was not the firework display when Dewald Brevis smashed his 162 (57) earlier in the week, as he this time fell for 9 (10).

The Titans had to bank on Sibonelo Makhanya 45 (36) and Theunis de Bruyn 36 (28) to take them to 158/6.

Jiveshan Pillay is in good form for the Titans.

The Knights faltered in the chase only making 120/8, as their tournament hopes crumbled under overcast skies. The spin of Neil Brand (3/24), Simon Harmer (2/22) and Aaron Phangiso (1/16) were instrumental in the win.

Finalists, the Dolphins and Titans, met in the opening match of the tournament which the Titans won by 34 runs.

The Dolphins will surely want to get revenge and take the title, whilst the Titans will want to show why they have been the form team with a tournament victory.

Rain could spoil the party on Saturday with a 66% change of rain forecast. If the game gets rained out a reserve day has been put in place on Sunday, 6 November. Sunnier skies are expected on Sunday as well.

The final will start at 14:30. Tickets are R1.

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