SuperSport Series, Round Five, 1st day November 17, 2005

Runs in short supply on a day of attrition

Cricinfo staff

The Dolphins made the most of winning the toss at an overcast Kingsmead, bowling the Warriors out for 191 and then reaching 88 for 2 by the end of the day. Steven Pope's 74 gave Warriors' middle order stability, but the top and bottom of the order offered little resistance, with occasional offspinner Dale Benkenstein taking a career-best 4 for 16 at the death.

At Bloemfontein, Cape Cobras spent most of the day grinding their way to 251, Thami Tsolekile, who took three hours to bring up his fifty, making a stubborn 91. The Eagles survived 11 overs at the end, closing on 19 for 0.

It was much the same story at Benoni where the Titans took six hours in making 225. They had some excuse for slow play as at one stage they were 72 for 5 before Zander de Bruyn (78) and Kruger van Wyk (74*) staged a recovery. The Lions safely negotiated the last 40 minutes in reaching 21 for 0