SuperSport Series

McLaren a hero for Knights

2010-10-01 18:54
Ryan McLaren (File)

Kimberley - Dropped Proteas all-rounder Ryan McLaren was a hero for the Chevrolet Knights on the second day of their SuperSport Series match against the Dolphins at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Friday.

McLaren (3/59) got rid of three of the Dolphins’ prominent batsmen, sending Loots Bosman (20) and brothers Hashim (0) and Ahmed Amla (0) to the showers.

McLaren was recently left out of the Protea-team in favour of Wayne Parnell.

He up-rooted the leg stump of Bosman, after narrowly missing it on the previous delivery.

Bosman was so annoyed at losing his wicket, he took out the other two stumps with a swipe of his bat.

The two Amla-brothers were caught in the slips. Hashim was caught at second slip by Boeta Dippenaar, while Ahmed was caught at first slip by Reeza Hendricks.

All three wickets fell within six deliveries.

McLaren also scored a valuable half-century in his side’s first innings.

He conceded 22 runs in his first four overs, but conceded only one run in his next three overs, while getting rid of the big fish in the Dolphins' batting line-up.

The Dolphins are in trouble at 143/5 on stumps after the second day’s play, with a deficit of 264 runs.

Daryn Smit (40*) and Jon Kent (16*) still have the potential to frustrate the home side’s bowling attack and work down the deficit.

The Dolphins' captain and opening batsman, Imraan Khan (46), gave some resistance before losing his wicket to Dillon du Preez (1/28) with Obus Pienaar assisting in the field.

Dave Miller (20) also got going with the bat before being caught by Morn van Wyk off the bowling of Victor Mpitsang (1/22).

Captain Van Wyk wasn’t able to reach his century, losing his wicket on 97. He was caught by Dave Miller off the bowling of Kyle Abbott (3/59).

The Dolphins' seam bowler caused the most damage to the Knights lower order batting, also getting rid of Pienaar (45) and Thandi Tshabalala (15).

Van Wyk scored nine fours and four sixes in his innings. He was on 87 and his team on 281/5 at the start of the second day’s play.

He and McLaren (68) shared an 88-run partnership over the sixth wicket.

It was the 15th time in his first class career that McLaren had reached a half-century. He struck 12 fours in his innings.

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