One Day Cup

Dolphins eliminate Lions from One Day Cup

2018-01-24 21:42
Morne van Wyk (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Three wickets apiece by Senuran Muthusamy and Prenelan Subrayen followed by a Morne van Wyk half-century helped the Dolphins keep alive their hopes of a One-Day home semi-final with a bonus point victory over the Highveld Lions in Durban on Wednesday.

The hosts won comfortably with 36 balls to spare after initially shooting out the visitors for 194, before chasing down their target and eliminating the men from Gauteng from the competition in the process.

The Dolphins will now need to win their final league-phase encounter against the Titans on Friday and hope the Cape Cobras lose to the Warriors in order to secure a home-semi-final.

The men from KwaZulu-Natal lost the toss at the start and had to bowl first, but they turned in an excellent effort with the ball to shoot out the Lions in 46.1 overs, thanks in the main to Muthusamy (3/30) and Subrayen (3/37) at Kingsmead.

There were plenty of starts for the batting side with Reeza Hendricks (47), Dominic Hendricks (42), Ryan Rickelton (26), Kagiso Rapulana (24) and Rassie van der Dussen (23) showing promise.

But a collapse of seven for 63 left the Lions in trouble at the halfway stage.

There was an early wicket for the visitors when Aya Myoli removed Sarel Erwee (12), but from there Van Wyk dropped anchor with an unbeaten 83 (134 balls, 8 fours).

Vaughn van Jaarsveld (41) and Khaya Zondo (46 not out) also played good cameos in support of Van Wyk – the latter sharing an unbroken 88-run stand at the end to get the Dolphins to victory with six overs to spare.

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