Sunfoil Series

Alexander fifer gives Dolphins hope

2016-04-02 08:54
Craig Alexander (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Craig Alexander grabbed five wickets as the Dolphins fought back on a shortened second day of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras in Cape Town on Friday.

Only 53.5 overs were possible as bad light and rain meant that there was hardly any play during the afternoon as the hosts were dismissed for 252 in reply to the visitors’ 183 - a lead of only 69.

There were two standout performers at PPC Newlands, one being fast bowler Alexander as he bagged 5/62 in an impressive 21 overs.

Most of the scoring for the Cobras on day two came from Dane Vilas as he struck 80 (98 balls, 11 fours 1 six).

The Proteas’ wicketkeeper shared in a stand of 101 for the sixth wicket with first-innings bowling hero Wayne Parnell (31) in the most significant stand for their side.

The home side lost too many wickets too regularly with medium-pacer Rabian Engelbrecht adding 3/60 to his name.

The Cobras were eventually dismissed in 88.5 overs, having only just resumed following a lengthy delay.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Bloemfontein 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
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VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, East London 10:00
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Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Johannesburg 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Paarl 10:00
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:30
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 10:00
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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