Cape Town - Daryn Smit
was closing in on a century in his final appearance for the Dolphins as they fought back late against the Cape Cobras on day two
of their Sunfoil Series clash at Kingsmead in Durban on Friday.
33-year-old, who has spent 14 seasons at the KwaZulu-Natal franchise and is
leaving for England at the end of the season, was unbeaten on 95 (175 balls, 9
fours) at stumps, although his team was still in a fair bit of trouble on 237/6
at the halfway stage of the contest.
them still trailing by 144 runs, although things could have been far worse
after they had slumped to 88/5 prior to Smit’s heroics.
Kleinveldt (2/41) ripped through the top order, while Lizaad Williams (2/52)
and Jason Smith (2/37) were also amongst the wickets to leave the homes side in
trouble after the hosts had extended their overnight 298/6 to 381 all out.
Mgijima had been the main tormentor for the visitors down the order thanks to
his blistering 52 (41 balls, 6 fours, 1 six).
despite Senuran Muthusamy returning his maiden five-for in first-class cricket
as he ended with a best-ever 5/67.
Dolphins opener then fell for a duck as the home side slipped into huge
trouble, before Smit and Calvin Savage (40) shared in a 115-run sixth wicket
partnership to keep the hosts in the game.
ended a few overs early due to bad light, Robbie Frylinck (20) was keeping Smit
for company in an unbroken 34-run stand.