Pietermaritzburg - The Dolphins and the Highveld Lions had to settle for a draw after
the final day of their Sunfoil Series match was completely rained out at the
City Oval in Pietermaritzburg on Monday.
single ball was bowled on the day as the Dolphins ended on their overnight
score of 257/9 in their first innings, trailing the Lions by 257 runs, after
the visitors had compiled an imposing 516/5 declared in their first innings.
rain overnight and a persistent drizzle on day four meant that the umpires
finally had to concede to the elements when they called the match off shortly
after what would have been the start of the post-lunch session.
defending champion Lions would have been particularly frustrated by the
inclement weather as they began the match trailing the log-leading Titans by seven points.
eventually ended with 8.58 bonus points - 4.58 for their batting efforts and
four bowling points.
visitor’s batting had been a particular highlight of the match with Rassie van
der Dussen and Dominic Hendricks both scoring centuries, and sharing the man of the match award, while Temba Bavuma fell just six runs short of
Dolphins collected 4.18 bonus points for their efforts.