Cape Town - A stunning eighth career five-wicket haul by Robbie Frylinck helped the Dolphins storm back late on day one of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Highveld Lions at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.
The all-rounder took 5/22 with his seven overs of medium pace, reducing the hosts to 79/6 after initially being bowled out for 253.
Sean Jamison (4/56, including a hat trick) and Bjorn Fortuin (3/50) were the best of the Lions bowlers earlier in the day when they shared seven wickets to give their team the advantage after the first innings of the game.
The visitors had won the toss and recovered well initially following a second successive first-ball duck for Imraan Khan.
Khaya Zondo top-scored with 55 (80 balls, 10 fours), while there were useful 40s from Daryn Smit (43) and new Proteas call-up Keshav Maharaj (41).
But no one kicked on as the Dolphins were all out in 63.4 overs shortly after tea. Apart from Jamison and Fortuin, Hardus Viljoen picked up 2/47.
The Lions then made a brisk start thanks to captain Stephen Cook (31) and Rassie van der Dussen (20) as they raced to 39 in the ninth over.
But both were removed by the outstanding Frylinck as six wickets fell for the next 39 runs to change the complexion of the match and leave the home side 174 runs adrift.