Sunfoil Series

Hamza, Malan help Cobras close on Dolphins

2017-10-24 18:59
Pieter Malan (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Half-centuries by Zubayr Hamza and Pieter Malan ensured the Cape Cobras reached the halfway stage of their Sunfoil Series encounter against the Dolphins in a solid position at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Tuesday.

The hosts reached stumps on day two with 284 for six on the board – trailing the visitors’ 327 that was made earlier in the day by 43.

Hamza and Malan were the two key men for the Cobras contributing 88 (142 balls, 13 fours) and 56 (99 balls, 8 fours) respectively, while Justin Ontong hit 49.

There was still further batting to come with set men Kyle Verreynne (19) and Vernon Philander (18) due to resume on Wednesday.

Kerwin Mungroo was the pick of the Dolphins bowlers with his two for 41.

Earlier, Dane Vilas went on to make 161 (200 balls, 21 fours, 1 six) as the men from KwaZulu-Natal lost their last two wickets for 17.

Philander was the best of the bowlers on his return from injury after he ended with four for 25.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Bloemfontein 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, East London 10:00
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Johannesburg 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Paarl 10:00
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:30
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 10:00
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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