The Warriors attack, led by off-spinner Simon Harmer, once again showed how effective they are at Buffalo Park in East London as they reduced the Multiply Titans to 111 for five on the second day of their Sunfoil Series match on Friday.
That means the Titans are still 171 runs behind the Warriors’ first-innings score of 282, but Farhaan Behardien is still at the crease on a determined 43 not out so there is still hope that the visitors can fight their way to some sort of parity.
The Titans lost wickets at regular intervals to Harmer, who has played five Tests, the Kolpak star finishing the day with four for 37 in 17 overs.
Chris Morris is batting with Behardien on five not out and will certainly need to stay there for much of the third morning if the Titans are to recover, the all-rounder having earlier been the best of the visiting bowlers with four for 42 in 21 overs.
The Titans made a great start to the day as the Warriors could only add a single to their overnight score of 203 for four before Morris had Yaseen Vallie caught behind for an impressive 69.
Junior Dala (15-2-67-3) then removed Clyde Fortuin for just a single, but Harmer contributed significantly with the bat as well as he scored 46 to lift the Warriors to a better score than they would have imagined when they lost the other set batsman in Jon-Jon Smuts, who was bowled by Shaun von Berg (24-7-75-3) for 44.
Harmer then had an even better time in the field.