The Multiply Titans gave 100% with the ball as they reduced the Warriors to 158 for five on a second day that was reduced to just two-thirds of the scheduled action due to inclement weather in their Sunfoil Series match at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Saturday.
Leading the way for the Titans was seamer Malusi Siboto, who barely conceded more than a run an over and picked up two important wickets as he ended the day with two for 12 in 11 overs, of which six were maidens.
The Titans could only add 11 more runs to their first-day score as they were bowled out for 321, with fast bowler Anrich Nortje ensuring that there was a quick end to the innings with two for 49 in 17.3 overs.
Simon Harmer was the best of the Warriors bowlers with four for 99 in 35 overs, but he did not bowl on the second day and that was a trend that was followed when the Titans bowled to the visitors.
It was new-ball bowlers Migael Pretorius and Corbin Bosch that caused big problems for the Warriors up front as they reduced them to six for two.
The Warriors counter-attacked with a partnership of 112 in 27 overs between Colin Ackermann (54) and Yaseen Vallie (64), but leg-spinner Shaun von Berg broke the partnership by having Vallie caught.
Siboto then claimed the vital wicket of Ackermann, the leading run-scorer in the 2016/17 competition, caught in the slips, and added the scalp of Jerry Nqolo for a duck.
The Warriors are still less than halfway to the Titans score, but the in-form Jon-Jon Smuts (23*), the captain, and Clyde Fortuin (9*) are the not out batsmen overnight as rain and bad light brought a premature end to the day’s action