Qaasim Adams hit a career-best 76 to put a major dent in the Sunfoil Dolphins’ bid to defend their RAM SLAM T20 crown, as The Unlimited Titans registered a 19-run victory at Sahara Park Willowmoore.
Adams came to the crease with the Titans struggling on 17 for two in the fourth over, and with high winds from surrounding thunderstorms causing a fair bit of disarray around the ground.
The left-hander duly created some havoc of his own, hitting 11 boundaries in a 53-ball knock that carried the Titans to a formidable score of 176 for seven.
Although four Dolphins batsmen reached 25, none were able to replicate Adams’ innings and so the visitors never looked likely to chase their target down.
Defeat left the defending champions five points adrift of the Chevrolet Knights in third place, having played a game more. Friday’s clash with that opponent in Kimberley now assumes utmost importance.
The Titans are a further point back, and will need other results to go their way if they are to somehow sneak into the playoff.