Written by: Nick Tatham
Dolphins fight after poor day one start
Durban Ė The Hollywoodbets Dolphins showed some good fighting spirit
following a poor start on day one of their 4-Day Franchise Series clash
with the Multiply Titans at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Monday.
The Dolphins decided that they would bat first on a fairly gloomy day in
Durban, and the home side were put under early pressure with the loss of
three quick wickets that saw the team three wickets down for nine runs.
SJ Erwee was the first wicket down for one, he was followed by Vaughn van
Jaarsveld who was dismissed for six and Cody Chetty followed, caught
behind for two.
Captain Khaya Zondo and the experienced Dane Vilas got together and
cautiously tried to get the Dolphins back into the game.
The pair put on a stand of 52 runs for the fourth wicket and took the
Dolphins to 61 before Vilas was caught behind off a good delivery from
Sibz Makhanya was the next to fall. He was caught in the gully for a duck
and then two runs later Zondo was caught at point for 23.
At 63 for six wickets, it didnít get better for the Dolphins as Grant
Roloefsen fell for five, 69 for the loss of seven wickets.
Then the fightback started with a measured stand between Keshav Maharaj
and Eathan Bosch.
The pair looked assured at the wicket and added crucial runs for the
Bosch went to his highest score for the Dolphins with 40 before he was out
LBW to Shaun von Berg with the total on 143.
Maharaj continued on his way and with the help of debutant Lwandiswa Zuma,
the duo added another 40 runs for the ninth wicket before rain brought a
premature end to the dayís play.
Maharaj registered his fourth 50 for the Dolphins, finishing the day on 73
not out, his highest score in Dolphins colours, and with the help of the
gutsy Zuma, who resumes on Tuesday on four, the pair have taken the
Dolphins to 183/8 at the close.
SCORE SUMMARY - HOLLYWOODBETS DOLPHINS V MULTIPLY TITANS DAY
Dolphins 183/8 (Keshav Maharaj 73* Eathan Bosch 40)
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