Cape Town - A second career century by Aviwe Mgijima followed by a solid
second-innings bowling display left the Cape Cobras
well-placed for a victory push against the Dolphins after three
days of action in their Sunfoil Series encounter in Pietermaritzburg on
Right-hander Mgijima made 107 not out (172 balls, 11 fours,
3 sixes) as the visitors were bowled out early on day three for 350 - a lead of
65 - before restricting the hosts to 260/8 in their second innings.
It meant the Dolphins were ahead by 195 with two
wickets remaining going into day four - not the best of positions especially
after beginning well at the start.
The Cobras lasted only four overs as they lost their
remaining three wickets quickly.
But it was sufficient time for Mgijima to reach three
figures and Rabian Engelbrecht to completed career-best franchise figures of
five for 77 - the second five-for of his career.
The Dolphins then continued their fightback by reaching 160
for two in their second innings thanks to Vaughn van Jaarsveld’s 57 (89 balls,
10 fours) and 45 by Morne van Wyk.
But things then went all wrong as they lost wickets in a
hurry, although Robbie Frylinck was again defiant until the close with his
Tshepo Moreki (2/37), Mthiwekhaya Nabe (2/43) and debutant
Junaid Dawood (2/67) nabbed two wickets apiece to leave their side favourites
with a day to play.