A final day century by Sibonelo Makhanya was not enough to save the Dolphins as they slipped to a heavy nine-wicket loss to the Highveld Lions in a 4-Day series clash at Kingsmead in Durban on Monday.
Craig Alexander claimed three of the five remaining wickets to wrap up a superb 186-run win for the Highveld Lions over domestic 4-Day Series leaders the Cape Cobras on the final day of their clash in Paarl on Thursday.
Dane Piedt was the star of a spectacular collapse by the bizhub Highveld Lions that saw them suffer a heavy 4-Day Franchise Series defeat to the Cape Cobras on the third day of their match in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The Warriors missed a golden chance to get one hand on the Sunfoil Series trophy and instead had to settle for a dramatic draw against the Knights deep on the final day of their clash at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday.
Keshav Maharaj's career-best bowling figures spurred the Dolphins on to a first Sunfoil Series win of the season as they beat the Warriors by 55 runs on the final day at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.