Cape Town - Robbie
Frylinck struck two sixes from the final two deliveries to help the Dolphins to close the gap on the top two in the One-Day Cup with
a thrilling three-wicket final-ball win over the
Cape Cobras in Paarl on Wednesday.
The Proteas all-rounder, who earlier took three wickets, held
his nerve facing up to the inexperienced Ferisco Adams as the visitors
made heavy weather
towards the end of a 290-run chase at Boland Park.
They should have cruised to victory after a supreme 161-run opening stand between Sarel Erwee and Morne van Wyk.
Van Wyk recorded the 24th century of his career after a constructive
107 (137 balls, 10 fours, 1 six), while fellow opener Erwee clubbed 80
(69 balls, 9 fours,
pair had left their side in a powerful position and they were on 240
for three at the end of 43 overs - with 50 needed from seven overs.
Adams (2/69) then removed Sibonelo Makhanya (19) and Calvin Savage (3),
with George Linde (2/48) starting the slide by removing Van Wyk and
(20) taken out by Mthiwekhaya Nabe (1/46), leaving the Dolphins in a
state of panic.
still needed 13 from the final six balls and Frylinck kept his cool
with 14 off six deliveries to take the Dolphins to within a point of the
Cobras and Titans at the summit.
Earlier, it was JP Duminy who led from the front as the home side amassed 289 for six.
The captain plundered 86 (66 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes), with Pieter Malan hitting 62 (88 balls, 5 fours).
was the pick of the Dolphins bowlers, taking three for 44, and ended as
their star man at the end after his big-hitting took them over the