Sunfoil Series

Batsmen dominate in East London

2016-10-06 20:18
Khaya Zondo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Half centuries from Khaya Zondo and Keshav Maharaj meant the Dolphins enjoyed another good outing on day two of their Sunfoil Series opener against the Warriors at Buffalo Park in East London on Thursday.

But it was not a bad day for the hosts either as they reached the halfway stage of the game on 104/1 in reply to the visitors’ 478 all out, with Colin Ackermann unbeaten on 56 (122 balls, 5 fours).

The Dolphins, under new coach Grant Morgan, started out the day on 281/5 and then lost captain Morne van Wyk (19) and Sibonelo Makhanya (11) as they fell to 360/7.

But Zondo and Maharaj provided a strong eighth-wicket stand of 108 to leave their side excellently place – the former making a measured 81 (150 balls, 13 fours) and the latter an aggressive 72 (71 balls, 7 fours, 4 sixes).

Basheer Walters finished as the pick of the bowlers with 4/72, while Andrew Birch claimed 3/83.

In reply, the Warriors lost Michael Price (2) in the third over, but an unbroken 100-run stand between Ackerman and Eddie Moore (46) meant they were fighting back well by the close.

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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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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
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
Thursday, 22 March 2018
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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