Cape Town - Centuries
by Sarel Erwee and Cody Chetty helped the Dolphins produce a
defiant final day Sunfoil Series display to secure a draw against the
Titans at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday.
went into day four with their backs to the wall at 160 for two, still trailing
by 124 runs, but they put up a brilliant fight to end the match on 427 for
Chetty were in the heat of the battle, producing telling tons.
made 132 (223 balls, 17 fours, 1 six), his fourth first-class century, while
Chetty produced a career-best 142 not out (257 balls, 18 fours, 2 sixes) - the
ninth time he had managed a three-figure total.
overnight pair put on 148 for the third wicket, before Alfred Mothoa (1/54)
Khaya Zondo (23) then put on exactly 50 with Chetty for the fourth wicket,
until the stand was broken by Shaun von Berg (1/103).
the final strike as Dane Vilas went on to record his highest score since
joining the Dolphins to help secure safety.
The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten
58 (68 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) and shared in a fifth wicket stand worth 99.
Shamsi failed to find a wicket on day four and ended with two for 158.