The Dolphins have all however assured themselves of a spot in at the least the T20 Problem playoffs as they beat the Warriors by three runs on the DLS technique at Kingsmead on Sunday to publish their third successive victory.
The Dolphins have been set 144 to win and have been 128 for 2, needing 16 runs off the final two overs, when their match was rained out; the DLS technique deservedly awarding them the win.
And the Dolphins have their opening pair of Sarel Erwee and Keegan Petersen to thank for the triumph.
Erwee batted extraordinarily effectively within the powerplay, displaying good aggression as he posted 52 off 37 balls, together with 4 huge leg-side sixes.
The left-hander fell with the Dolphins needing 53 extra runs off eight overs, with Petersen then batting by and scoring a well-judged 58 not out off 56 deliveries to safe the victory.
The Warriors did have a few alternatives on the finish to dismiss Petersen, which might have made the ultimate outcome a fair nearer affair.
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The Warriors, who received the toss and elected to bat, made it to a aggressive 143 for 5 because of a top-class effort of 47 not out off 38 balls by captain Sinethemba Qeshile.
He shared a partnership of 71 off 57 balls for the fourth wicket with Jon-Jon Smuts (29) that gave the Warriors an opportunity.
It was a nice all-round bowling effort by the Dolphins, with Keshav Maharaj producing a pair of maiden overs as he conceded simply 12 runs in his four-over stint and seamer Ottneil Baartman taking two for 31.
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