Sunfoil Series

Cobras hold slight edge

2013-01-17 19:09
Beuran Hendricks (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Beuran Hendricks bagged a five-wicket haul as the Cape Cobras and the Dolphins were involved in a see-saw first day in their Sunfoil Series clash at Sahara Park Newlands with honours slightly in favour of the hosts at stumps.

The Dolphins were all out for 174 just before tea and, in reply, the Cobras were 130-4 at the close of play, still 44 runs behind the visitors.

After winning the toss and electing to field first under slightly overcast and humid conditions, the Cobras got an early breakthrough with Johann Louw getting rid of Imraan Khan who mistimed a cover drive and hit the ball straight to point where skipper Justin Ontong took a sharp catch.

Full scorecard: Cobras v Dolphins

Jonathan Vandiar followed soon afterwards, fishing after a ball a touch wider down the leg-side and the edge went through for an easy catch by Dane Vilas with Justin Kemp picking up his first wicket.

Vaughan van Jaarsveld lasted just three balls before he became Kemp’s second victim as he defended loosely and edged the ball back onto his stumps and the Sunfoil Dolphins were in a spot of bother at 45-3.

The Dolphins’ woes continued as Lizaad Williams dismissed Khaya Zondo for nine with the batsman getting an edge through to the slips and the Dolphins were stuttering at 66-4.

Divan van Wyk continued to stand firm as he was joined by Cody Chetty with the opener going to the break unbeaten on 37 off a fighting 83 balls and Chetty at the other end on nine off 25 balls.

The Durbaites went to lunch on 79-4, but a magical spell by Hendricks was soon to rip the heart out of the Dolphins batting order.

Picking up 13.1-3-47-5, the 22-year-old helped the Cobras take firm control of their match by tea time with the Dolphins all out for 174 with the only salvation for the visitors being a gritty eight-wicket partnership of 52 between opener Divan Van Wyk (92) and Calvin Savage (15).

Van Wyk continued to hold the fort before he was dismissed for 92 off 161 balls, again by Hendricks who got just a little bit of swing and found the edge through to the keeper.

Tea was taken early and the Cape Cobras' reply got off to an equally shaky start with Andrew Puttick falling for 13 with Savage striking off the first ball of his spell as Puttick edged through to the keeper for a good catch. Alistair Gray 36 (59 balls), Stiaan van Zyl 29 (53) and Justin Ontong 28 (43) all struggled to make their starts count.

Dane Vilas and Qaasim Adams, however, combined to steer their side to safety at stumps.


Cape Cobras: Alistair Gray, Andrew Puttick, Stiaan van Zyl, Justin Ontong (captain), Qaasim Adams, Dane Vilas (wicketkeeper), Justin Kemp, Johann Louw, Dane Piedt, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams

Dolphins: Imraan Khan, Divan van Wyk, Jonathan Vandiar, Vaughan van Jaarsveld, Cody Chety, Khaya Zondo, Daryn Smit (captain/wicketkeeper), Kyle Abbott, Calvin Savage, Keshav Maharaj, Mthokozisi Shezi

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