12 Nov 2017
Written by: Nick Tatham
Dolphins open their RAM SLAM account with win
Centurion - The highest ever total in a day T20 at SuperSport Park
Centurion and a brilliant hundred from Sarel Erwee handed the
Hollywoodbets Dolphins their first win of the 2017 RAM SLAM T20
Challenge against the WSB Cape Cobras by 15 runs on the DLS method on
The Dolphins handed T20 debuts to left-arm spinner Smangaliso Nhlebela
and young seamer Eathan Bosch for the clash on the highveld.
The Cape Cobras won the toss and put the Dolphins in to bat on a
batting-friendly wicket in Centurion and Dolphins opener and RAM SLAMMER
of the day Sarel Erwee thrashed a brilliant 103 not out from 58 balls,
which along with a belligerent 67 from Khaya Zondo saw the Dolphins post
a strong 231/2 from their 20 overs.
It was a bright start from the men from Durban with Sarel Erwee and
Morné van Wyk starting well as the pair scored 27 off the first two
overs before Van Wyk fell for 19 from seven balls.
Dane Vilas joined Erwee and the momentum continued with the right-hander
hitting Vernon Philander for four off his first ball.
The duo then continued to dominate the Cobras bowling attack as they
battered 67 runs for the second wicket with Vilas bludgeoning 32 from 21
deliveries before he was caught in the deep with the score on 95/2 after
The runs continued to flow for the Dolphins when captain Khaya Zondo
A record stand of 136 from just over 10 overs between the two saw the
Dolphins cruise past 200 runs as they set a formidable 231/2 in their 20
The Dolphins started well with the ball when the sides newest Protea Rob
Frylinck claimed the prize scalp of Richard Levi for seven in the second
With the Cobras 11/1 the third and fourth overs were prosperous for the
Dolphins as Keshav Maharaj claimed the wicket of Temba Bavuma and then
JP Duminy was run out leaving the men from the Mother City reeling at
27/3 from four overs.
The ever-calm Hashim Amla continued on his way and he and Aviwe Mgjima
started building a steady partnership before the weather turned and the
game had to be reduced.
After the lightning threat had diminished the Cobras returned to the
field needing 38 from 10 deliveries to win the game. A strong four
deliveries meant that they needed 24 from the final six deliveries.
Andile Phehlukwayo was entrusted with the final over and he only
conceded eight to hand his side the victory by 15 runs.
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Sarel Erwee struck a brilliant
103 off 58 balls to steer the Hollywoodbets Dolphins to victory in their
RAMSLAM opener at SuperSport Park on Sunday afternoon.
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