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Mosehle blitz guides Titans to Ram Slam title

Titans 161 for 3 (Mosehle 87, Davids 35, Abbott 2-39) beat Dolphins 159 for 5 (Bravo 53, Miller 33) by seven wickets
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A spectacular innings from Mangaliso Mosehle took Titans to the Ram Slam T20 title after a seven-wicket win against Dolphins in Centurion. Mosehle smashed 87 off just 39 balls, with six fours and seven sixes as Titans overcame a target of 160 with 19 balls to spare.

Dolphins were given a solid start, after being inserted to bat, as openers Jonathan Vandiar and Morne van Wyk put on 47 in the Powerplay. However, the momentum swung Titans' way as their bowlers conceded only 30 in the next six overs to keep the score to 77 for 3.

David Miller (33 off 25) and Dwayne Bravo (53 off 30), then, stitched an 83-run stand as Dolphins posted a total of 159. Both fell off successive balls - the last two of the innings- but not before plundering 65 off the last six overs to give Dolphins a competitive score in the final.

The competition's top-scorer, Quinton de Kock was dismissed for 12 in the fourth over after lobbing a leading edge to cover off the bowling of Andile Phehlukwayo. However, Henry Davids and Mosehle first stabilised the innings and then got stuck into their work. Seventy runs were still required off nine overs before Mosehle clobbered Imran Tahir for three sixes and a four off successive deliveries as the game turned decisively in Titans' favour.

A partnership of 123 off 67 balls was broken in the 15th over by Kyle Abbott who held onto a return chance to dismiss Mosehle. Davids, too, was caught behind off the next ball but with 12 required off five overs, it was too late for Dolphins.

Titans 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st25H DavidsQ de Kock
2nd123H DavidsM Mosehle
3rd0H DavidsF Behardien
4th13JA MorkelF Behardien