Cape Town - A
maiden century from Reeza Hendricks help the Highveld Lions
secure a thrilling last-ball victory over the Dolphins in
their T20 Challenge
match in Potchefstroom on Sunday.
The Highveld Lions secured a six wicket triumph.
opener ended unbeaten on 102 (72 balls, 12 fours), but it was the
composure of Wiaan Mulder that got them over the line after the visitors
threatened to snatch
victory from the jaws of defeat.
169 for victory, the home side were cruising along merrily on 158 for
none - needing 11 from 11 balls - with Hendricks' fellow opener Rassie
van der Dussen
(57 runs off 42 balls, 5 fours, 1 six) providing an excellent support
act at Senwes Park.
Andile Phehlukwayo (2/26) dismissed the latter as well as Mangaliso
Mosehle (0) first ball to leave nine to get from the final over.
came from the first three of Robbie Frylinck's (1/35) over, before two
more batsmen fell in Nicky van den Bergh and Dwaine Pretorius, both for
1, with Mulder
facing and three needed from the last ball.
The young all-rounder kept his cool to script a second win for the Lions that vaulted them to second on the standings.
the Dolphins needed a blistering unbroken 52-run seventh wicket stand
to give themselves hope after they had slumped to 116/6 with 3.1 overs
van Wyk (42) was the only top-order batsman to shine, leaving pressure
on the lower order with Sibonelo Makhanya thumping 46 off 34 balls
alongside Keshav Maharaj
(10) to give the Durbanites hope.
But it proved a few runs short as the home side made a heavy work of what should have been a straightforward win.