South Africa – 2020-21 – Keshav Maharaj

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With CSA’s domestic structure changing, this means the Lions, Knights, Warriors and Cobras have played their last matches

The Dolphins and Titans have qualified for South Africa’s first-class final, which will be played over five days in Durban next week and marks the end of the franchise era.

That means the four other teams that have made up the top tier of the domestic structure for the past 17 summers – the Lions, Knights, Warriors and Cobras – have played their last matches. From next season, South Africa will return to a provincial set-up with 15 teams competing in two divisions.

The Dolphins have reached the final in all three formats this season, sharing the one-day cup with the Lions and losing to them in the T20 tournament.

Results Summary

The Dolphins leapfrogged the Knights into top spot in Pool A with a seven-wicket win over the Warriors in Port Elizabeth to qualify for a home final. With rumours of rain around the Eastern Cape coast, the Dolphins were in a hurry to assert themselves and bowled the Warriors for 124 in the first innings. Wickets were shared between the five-man attack, with Eathan Bosch’s 3 for 18 the best return.

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