Titans 70 for 4 (Kemp 16*, Toyana 4*) trail Dolphins 176 (Amla 58 Watson 50, Mbhalati 5-26) by 106 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
The bowlers dominated day one of the SuperSport Series final at Durban as 16 wickets fell. Ethy Mbhalati took the honours with 5 for 26, helping to dismiss the Dolphins for 176, but the Titans then slipped to 70 for 3 during the final session as Nantie Hayward picked up a brace.
The Titans had put the Dolphins into bat and despite removing Imraan Khan in the seventh over there was little sign of the action to come. Doug Watson compiled a solid half-century as they moved passed 100 for the loss of just two wickets. But Mbhalati then struck his first blow, bowling Watson, and the collapse set in.
Mbhalati tore through the middle order and within 19 overs of losing their third wicket, the Dolphins were all out. Only Hashim Amla offered any further resistance, striking 58 off 115 balls with eleven boundaries.
However, the Titans didn't have it all their own way in reply as Hayward nipped out both openers in a fiery opening burst. With the international duo of Martin van Jaarsveld and Zander de Bruyn also back in the hutch the Dolphins are well and truly alive in this final.