Cape Town - JP Duminy made runs and took wickets as the Cape Cobras consolidated their No 1 status on the Momentum One-Day Cup table with a comprehensive 68-run win
over the Dolphins at Newlands on Friday.
Proteas all-rounder first struck a busy 68 off 62 balls as the hosts reached
265/7 after winning the toss and batting first.
was then the pick of the bowlers with 2-19 as the visitors were bowled
out for 197 in 44.4 overs.
opener Andrew Puttick, fresh from paternity leave, top-scored for the Cobras
with a flowing 79 off 95 balls, while debutant all-rounder Jason Smith looked
at ease through his run-a-ball 50.
Myoli was the pick of the Dolphins bowlers with 3-40, while Imran Tahir
returned figures of 2-51 ahead of his return to national duty.
Durban side were in trouble even before a ball could be bowled as Imraan Khan
could not bat, meaning Tshepang Dithole joined the fit-again Morne van Wyk at
both fell inside eight overs as the visitors struggled to find any rhythm.
best hope, David Miller, was run out for 42, and despite some lusty late
lower-order blows from top-scorer Ryan McLaren (52 off 55), the Dolphins fell
was also a noteworthy return from injury for Proteas left-arm seamer Beuran
Hendricks as he claimed two for 46.
the end it was a bonus-point win for the Cobras, who moved to 19 points at the
summit, with the Dolphins dropping to second-bottom on nine points.