Cape Town - Robbie
Frylinck took a hat-trick for the Dolphins but it was not
enough as they fell to a narrow one-run defeat to the determined
Warriors at St George's
Park Cricket Ground in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
medium-pacer finished with the outstanding figures of three for 23 in
his four overs as the hosts were restricted to a 153 for eight, before
the visitors replied
with 152 for seven in the second match of a double-header at the Eastern
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It was a disappointing end for Frylinck, in particular, who recorded only the third hat-trick in the competition's history.
The Warriors, needing a win to stay alive in the competition, had won the toss and opted to bat first.
after hitting some early trouble thanks to Mthokozesi Shezi's three for
24, Christiaan Jonker put them on course for a sizable total thanks to
his 59 (36 balls,
3 fours, 5 sixes).
the middle-order batsman was the first of Frylinck's three victims as
Sisanda Magala (0) and Andrew Birch (0) followed in the 19th over,
preventing the home
side from a big finish.
then struck two key blows with the ball in the third over - taking out
Sarel Erwee (8) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (0) - to leave the away side on
15 for two.
more quick wickets saw them slump further to 35 for four in the seventh
over, before Morne van Wyk (57 off 44 balls, 4 fours) gave them hope
via a fifth-wicket
partnership with Sibonelo Makhanya (33) that yielded 60.
once the latter fell, the pressure became too much for the Dolphins as
they fell to a defeat that left them with a real scrap to reach the