Fylinck magic takes Dolphins home in Pretoria run-fest
Centurion – The fastest half century in Momentum One Day Cup history from
Rob Frylinck off just 17 deliveries saw the Hollywoodbets Dolphins chase
down a mammoth 324 to win by five wickets in their 50-over cup opener
against the Multiply Titans at Supersport Park Centurion.
It was a blistering display from Frylinck who came in when the Dolphins
still needed 65 runs to win off just under six overs and his clean
striking from the outset, after Maharaj had given the visitors some
impetuous, was sublime.
“I have been doing this for a while and most of the time we have come up
short so to win the game today for a dear friend of mine, Clint Stoltz,
who passed away from cancer this week was incredible.
“He definitely gave me the strength to get us over the line today,” a
gracious Frylinck commented.
It was always going to be a difficult task chasing down such an ominous
total and keeping wickets in hand was going to be key. The openers SJ
Erwee and Morné van Wyk set down a marvellous platform putting on 117 for
the first wicket from just over 20 overs.
Both batsmen went past half centuries before Erwee misjudged the length of
a Junior Dala delivery and bottom edged it to Heinrich Klaasen behind the
stumps for 70 from 83 balls.
Erwee’s partner Van Wyk continued to compile a knock as he too went past
the half-century milestone as he and Cody Chetty tried to chip away at the
Their partnership got to 53 before Van Wyk was out-smarted by the crafty
Dean Elgar as he ran past one and was stumped by Klaasen for 61.
Chetty continued on his way although he lost Van Jaarsveld at the other
end and when the left-hander fell to Albie Morkel, Chetty was joined by
his captain Zondo.
Morkel’s slower deliveries on a track that didn’t quicken up after dark
was the undoing of Chetty as he top-edged one around the corner to David
Wiese the ball after he went to a patient 50.
Maharaj then entered the fray at six and proceeded to dispatch the Titans
bowlers to all parts on his way to 38 off 22 balls. He holed out to Davids
at deep-square leg with over ten runs an over needed.
The task was never out of Frylinck's realm and he proved it with some pure
ball striking as captain Zondo milked the singles and handed his
all-rounder the strike which proved to be the difference at the end of the
The Dolphins would have been disappointed with their display with the
ball. Their out-of-sorts bowling cost them nearly three extra overs in
wides with the shift to white ball cricket proving a little more difficult
to adapt to than they would have liked.
Despite the Titans’ large total the Dolphins bowlers might have felt a
little hard done by at times with a number of lucky shots falling in gaps
or just past the keeper.
Calvin Savage was the pick of the Dolphins bowlers after the seamer picked
up 4/60 in his allotment of 10 overs. Mthokozisi Shezi also contributed to
the seven wickets that the Titans lost by finishing with 2/78.
The catching from the side from KwaZulu-Natal was good as they snaffled up
all of their chances however coach Grant Morgan would not have been happy
with the ground fielding with a number of fumbles and miss-fields costing
them crucial runs.
The Dolphins return home to take on the bizhub Highveld Lions on Friday,
24 February at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. The Dolphins have partnered with
the More Balls Than Most campaign and would like all supporters to come
dressed in blue for their next home match.
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An incredible display of power
hitting at the death of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins chase by Rob Frylinck
(54*) saw the Dolphins chase down a mammoth 324 to win by 5 wickets
against the Multiply Titans in their opening Momentum One Day Cup fixture
at Supersport Park Centurion on Friday.
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