The first match of the day featured the Dolphins against the Titans. The Dolphins got off to a terrible start losing three wickets for 34 runs in the first seven overs but they managed to turn the match around winning by eight runs.
Two of the Dolphins wickets were run out and Protea poster boy David Miller was dismissed for just one run after being caught by Mangaliso Mosehle off a Henry Davids delivery. Khaya Zondo and Vaughn Van Jaarsveld then went on a rampage bringing up 117 runs off 76 deliveries.
Jacque Rudolph and Henry Davids opened for the Titans and they were immediately reduced for 1-1 in the first over following Davids dismissal.
The Dolphins fielded well restricting the Titans to just single runs until Proteas T20 captain Faf du Plessis and Farhaan Behardien tried sparking up some magic.
Behardien was then clean bowled by Daryn Smit leaving the Titans in serious trouble on 56-4. Mosehle tried to restore parity thereafter but it was too late as they could only afford reaching a total of 146-7.
The next match pitted the Protea laden Highveld Lions against the Chevrolet Warriors. The Lions collectivity was built around hard hitting Quinton de Kock, Alviro Peterson, Aeron Phangiso and spin merchant Imran Tahir.
They are also the current holders of the Ram Slam T20 challenge but they got a rude awakening from the less fancied Warriors losing by 26 runs.
The Warriors won the toss and selected to bat. They, however, struggled to set up a formidable total losing their top order batsmen for 56-6.
Phangiso was a thorn in the flesh as he bundled out 2 wickets for 10 runs in succession. Ryan Bailey (61) then built a partnership with Simon Harmer (38) and the pair went for every boundary they could get. They guided the Warriors past the 100 runs mark posting the teams total innings to 140-7.
De Kock (26) and VD Dussen (14) got the Lions off to a roaring start hitting 40 in the first seven overs. Once the pair was dismissed, the Warriors put pressure on the Lions using spinners to restrict runs. Peterson was run out for nought and so was Dwayne Pretorious.
It was gloom thereafter for the Lions who could only manage just 114 all out losing the match by 26 runs.
The last match of the day pitted the home side, Cape Cobras up against the Chevrolet Knights. The Cobras lost the match by 7 runs as Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith failed to guide them to victory.