The Multiply Titans condemned them to a record low score in their RamSlam T20 Challenge final and ultimately strolled to victory by seven wickets with 53 balls to spare at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday night.
Morris conceded just a single in each of his first two overs and took two wickets to put the Dolphins under immediate pressure after they had been sent in to bat, and with the rest of the attack providing superb support and the fielding being excellent, the visitors were bundled out for just 100, the lowest ever total in a franchise T20 final.
Morris returned to claim the last two wickets with successive deliveries in the 19th over, finishing with magnificent figures of four for 13, the best ever in a franchise T20 final.
The Titans produced probably their best display in the field of the campaign, strangling the Dolphins with relentless pressure.
Moments after both openers were out to Morris, Morne van Wyk falling for six and Vaughn van Jaarsveld for 14, Lungi Ngidi, who also bowled brilliantly, bowled Sarel Erwee for three and the Dolphins were 28 for three inside the first six overs.
Ngidi retuned in the 11th over to get Zondo out for seven and finished with outstanding figures of two for 15 in his four overs, and when Sibonelo Makhanya (7) failed to make it home in time to beat Junior Dala’s tremendous throw from cow-corner, the Dolphins had slumped to 63 for five.
The gentler pace of Malusi Siboto (3-1-10-2) also offered no respite for the visitors as he delivered a double-wicket maiden in the 13th over, removing Dane Vilas (21) and Robbie Frylinck (0). With those two big-hitters gone, the Titans were home and dry.
A belated attack by Andile Phehlukwayo (21) and Keshav Maharaj (14) added 24 for the eighth wicket, but at no stage were the Titans under pressure as Dala (3-0-21-1) removed Maharaj in the 18th over and Morris then returned to dismiss Phehlukwayo and Mthokozisi Shezi, with a tremendous yorker that hooped in at the base of off-stump.
While Morris took the limelight with his record-breaking performance, the entire Titans attack, including spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, who bowled four overs for just 26 runs, could feel extremely proud of their display.
Chasing just 101, Quinton de Kock immediately took the attack to the Dolphins bowlers, his 39 off 27 balls setting up an early finish.
Exciting prospect Rivaldo Moonsamy fell to Frylinck for seven, but with De Kock on fire the Titans were well on their way to a hat-trick of titles.
De Kock fell trying to take on the off-spin of Zondo, but AB de Villiers was hot on his heels and blazed 27 off 13 balls, with three sixes, before he was caught on the boundary off Shezi with the Titans on the brink of victory.
The responsibility of completing the crushing victory fell on Aiden Markram (18*) and Behardien (4*), with the Titans ending the T20 competition yet again on top.