Kyle Abbott stars in Dolphins' win over Titans in South African Cricket Series

Kyle Abbott was Dolphins bowling star, finishing with figures of five wickets for 40 off 13 overs © AFP

Johannesburg:  Dec 30, 2012

Dolphins won for the first time this season in the South African Cricket Series with an innings and 247-run triumph against Titans Saturday.

Defending champions Titans were the architects of their misery, putting the home team into bat at Kingsmead in Durban, and failing to stem a run tide that reached 548 for six declared.

Titans were all out for 167 early Saturday and, forced to follow on, fared even worse during a second spell at the crease as they managed a meagre 134 with only Roelef van der Merwe (54) posting a significant score.

Kyle Abbott was Dolphins’ bowling star with five for 40 off 13 overs, including three maidens, and Calvin Savage took three for 40 to leave Titans bottom of the table and winless after four outings.

Knights are another team regretting the call they made after winning the toss as they put Highveld Lions into bat and trail by 356 runs going into the final day at Senwes Park in north-western university town Potchefstroom.

Lions made 348 and 313 for eight declared with Knights 293 and 13 for 0 in reply after a third day in which Lions number three Themba Bavuma stole the show with a knock of 132 off 193 balls that included 20 fours.