Dolphins 176 and 176 for 1 (Watson 88*) lead Titans 269 (Morkel 79, Toyana 54) by 83 runs
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A frustrating day for both teams in Durban as light allowed only 25 overs to be bowled on the third day of the SuperSport Series Final between the Dolphins and the Titans.
The first interruption occurred before a ball was even bowled, when the Dolphins opening batsmen accepted the offer of the light. Play did get under way after nearly fours hours but was eventually called off just before 15:00 with the Dolphins progressing to 176 for 1 with the loss of Imraan Khan for 71. Together with Doug Watson (88*) they had set a new Dolphins opening partnership record of 176. The irony was that the two batsmen had declined the umpires' offer to take the light the ball before Khan was dismissed. With the new batsman arriving at the crease the offer was once again made, one that they couldn't turn down. As the players left the field a slight drizzle started to fall.
The Titans will not be pleased with their bowling performance after wasting the new ball and the conditions by bowling far too wide outside of the off stump allowing the Dolphins to leave in excess of 75% of balls bowled.
With much of the same weather expected tomorrow, play will hopefully start 30 minutes earlier on day four with the Dolphins leading by 83.