Cape Town - A
counter-attacking rearguard half century by Robbie Frylinck helped rescue the Dolphins from trouble on day one of their Sunfoil Series
encounter against the Cape Cobras in Pietermaritzburg on
all-rounder was still batting on 63 (68 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes) when bad light
ended play just after tea and his side on 282 for nine at the City Oval.
was one of two half-centurions for the hosts, with the other being Dane Vilas,
who smashed 70 off 76 balls (12 fours).
Dolphins will be ruing not making the most of batting first after they won the
in trouble from the outset when Morne van Wyk (0) fell in the second over and
then lost wickets in clusters.
reaching 55 for one, Sarel Erwee (20), Khaya Zondo (4) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld
(44) fell in quick succession to leave them on 75 for four.
Muthusamy (34) then helped Vilas rebuild, but shortly after a 76-run fifth
wicket stand, they slipped from 151 for four to 207 for eight.
Frylinck to pick up the pieces and he added 62 with Rabian Engelbrecht (20) for
the ninth wicket, before the latter fell just after tea when bad light was
about to set in and end the day almost 30 overs short.
Paterson finished as the pick of the bowlers with three for 57, while Tshepo
Moreki (2/70) and Dane Piedt (2/74) grabbed two wickets each.