Sunfoil Series

Wicket drought in Bloem

2014-04-04 20:32
Khaya Zondo (Gallo Images)
Bloemfontein - Batsmen continued to make hay at Chevrolet Park on Friday as just five wickets fell for the addition of 364 runs, and at the end of it the Dolphins would have been the happier side even if their bowlers failed to make an impact on the Knights openers in their Sunfoil Series encounter.

While Khaya Zondo went on to score his second ton of the campaign, two other batsmen made half-centuries and no one scored less than 24 as the Dolphins posted 564 for seven declared.

The Knights responded strongly, with Reeza Hendricks and Gihahn Cloete taking them to 105 without loss from 31 overs to leave them 459 runs behind.

Their hopes of overhauling the Cape Cobras in the final standings is now well and truly over, so their focus is likely to shift to avoiding defeat and securing second position.

Zondo began the day on 71 not out while Cody Chetty was 14 not out, and the pair extended their partnership to 102 before they were finally parted by Dean Elgar.

The left-armer bowled Chetty for 54, and eight overs later the Knights had further success when Malusi Siboto bowled Zondo for 119.

However there was more frustration to come for the hosts as Daryn Smit added 69, and Kyle Abbott and Keshav Maharaj both scored 33 at around a run a ball.

Maharaj’s dismissal in the 162nd over brought the declaration with a couple of hours remaining in the day, but none of the Dolphins’ six bowlers could achieve a breakthrough.

Hendricks went to stumps unbeaten on 57, while Cloete was 42 not out.

Read more on:    knights  |  dolphins  |  sunfoil series  |  bloemfontein  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

27 October 2016
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v VKB Knights, Durban 09:00
Highveld Lions v Warriors, Johannesburg 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Cape Town 10:00
03 November 2016
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Paarl 10:00
Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans, Potchefstroom 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, Port Elizabeth 10:00
05 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:00
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
12 January 2017
Warriors v BuildNat Cape Cobras, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Multiply Titans v Highveld Lions, Benoni 10:00
19 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Highveld Lions, Pietermaritzburg Oval 10:00
26 January 2017
Multiply Titans v BuildNat Cape Cobras, Centurion 10:00
VKB Knights v Warriors, Bloemfontein 10:00
Team P W PTS

Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.