Cape Town - Aviwe
Mgijima was closing in on a century as the Cape
Cobras took control of their Sunfoil Series encounter against the Dolphins
after day two in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.
visitors went to stumps on 326 for seven - a lead of 41 - after the
hosts lost their remaining two wickets for three runs on the second
morning to be dismissed
for 285 at the City Oval.
Mgijima then led the way with his unbeaten 95 (156 balls, 9 fours, 3
sixes), while there were also solid half-centuries from Kyle Verreynne
(88 off 164
balls, 15 fours) and Stiaan van Zyl (63 off 99 balls, 12 fours).
represented a strong middle-order showing by the away side and helped
claim the advantage at the halfway point of the crucial round eight
largely dominated the day after making a positive start in which the
final two Dolphins wickets were claimed inside 12 balls - Robbie
Frylinck eventually ending
on 65 not out (80 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes).
The pick of the bowlers was Dane Paterson with four for 58.
Engelbrecht (3/58) then removed the Cobras’ two reliable openers Andrew
Puttick (7) and Pieter Malan (0) to leave the score on 28 for two, the
only real period
that the home side were on top.
The visitors then rebuilt through their three half-centurions to move ahead in the game.