Spinners Seal South African First-Class Title For Dolphins
Dolphins did subsequently share the prize with the Eagles (2004-05) and the Titans (2005-06), but their success in the current campaign was just reward for a term in which they made history by becoming the first franchise to reach all three franchise finals. They were joint winners of the Momentum One-Day Cup with the Imperial Lions, who then beat them in the Betway T20 Challenge final.
But Dolphins managed to bounce back from that to secure the most prestigious title on offer in what was the final match before a shift towards a new provincial system from next season.
Imraan Khan's charges entered the final day in the box seat as the visitors resumed on 92 for four. Twelve runs into the day and they lost their remaining key batsmen in captain Grant Thomson (2) and Neil Brand (10), both falling to the slow left-arm wizardry of Muthusamy.
The bowler then outfoxed Dayyaan Galiem (10), with Subrayen's double strike wrapping up his 10-for. The match then ended with Muthusamy dislodging top-scorer Rivaldo Moonsamy (41) rounding off a resounding victory for the hosts.
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