Lions 9 for 0 trail Titans 204 (Cullinan 70, Terbrugge 5-42, Coetsee 3-60) by 195 runs

With Charl Langeveldt injuring his back, David Terbrugge gave the South African selectors a timely reminder of his form as his 5 for 42 bowled the Titans into submission at Potchefstroom. Batting first after winning the toss, Daryl Cullinan (70) and Justin Kemp (42) briefly stopped the Titans' slide with a 83-run fourth-wicket partnership, but the Lions were evntually bowled out for 204 - Werner Coetsee and Garth Roe shared the remaining wickets. The Lions were 9 for 0 when bad light ended play 11 overs early.

Warriors 40 for 2 trail Western Province-Boland 206 (Gibbs 76, Hayward 4-45, Zondeki 3-50) by 166 runs

At Newlands, the Warriors pace duo of Mornantau Hayward and Monde Zondeki proved too good for Western Province-Boland, with only Herschelle Gibbs and Derrin Bassage coming to terms with a difficult pitch. Batting at No. 4, Gibbs joined Bassage at 0 for 2, and they added 123 runs before Bassage was caught behind for 45. Gibbs followed soon for 76, an innings that included 52 runs in sparkling boundaries. A further 50-run partnership between Conde Lange (37) and Rory Kleinveldt (24) assisted in getting the home team to 206. At the close, Warriors had progressed to 40 for 2 with Klienveldt bagging both wickets.

Eagles 254 for 7 (Jacobs 83, Bosman 65) v Dolphins

At Durban, the Dolphins' bowlers were made to work hard as the Eagles crawled to 254 for 7 when bad light stopped play three overs early. The hard-hitting pair of Davey Jacobs (83) and Loots Bosman (65) proved troublesome, stroking 25 fours between them. Klusener and Russell Symcox each picked up two wickets with Mfuneko Ngam improving with every outing.