Cape Town - Colin
Ackermann starred with bat and ball as the struggling Warriors stunned
the in-form Dolphins by seven wickets in their
One-Day Cup clash
at Kingsmead in Durban on Friday night.
visiting all-rounder first took a career-best four for 48 as the hosts
were shot out for 207 in 48 overs, before he struck an unbeaten 56 (57
balls, 7 fours, 1
six) in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 129 with Yaseen Vallie (79
off 102 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes).
The pair guided the Eastern Cape side to victory with five overs to spare.
was an excellent showing by Ackermann, particularly against an
impressive home side that were looking to keep the pressure on the
leaders, but instead faltered
and allowed the away side to make headway in their quest for a play-off
The men from the Eastern Cape are now up to fourth on the table after only a third win from eight games this season.
They were in control throughout the game, even though they lost the toss and were asked to bowl first.
Andrew Birch (3/41) and Anrich Nortje (1/33) left the Dolphins in trouble on five for two early and they never recovered.
Vilas top-scored with 82 (90 balls, 8 fours) and Khaya Zondo hit 41,
but there was little else in terms of support as the hosts set a modest
Tahir then picked up two for 46 to help leave the visitors on 79 for
three, but Ackermann and Vallie ensured there were no more jitters as
they took their side
to a key win.