Dominant Dolphins surge to top of MODC log
Bloemfontein – A strong all-round display by the purple-clad Hollywoodbets
Dolphins on Wednesday saw them claim a significant seven wicket, bonus
point win over the VKB Knights in the Momentum One Day Cup at the Manguang
The win sees the Dolphins climb to the top of the Momentum One Day log,
leapfrogging the Multiply Titans into the pound seat as the halfway mark
of the tournament fast approaches.
The Knights got off to a terrific start after winning the toss and batting
first when the new ball was hard and the field was up. Opener Diego Rosier
took a liking to Mthokozisi Shezi as the left-arm seamer took some tap
from the young opener as the Knights notched up 47 from the first
Dolphins skipper Zondo picked up early the need for spin on the Mangaung
Oval wicket and after Rob Frylinck nabbed the first wicket for the
visitors the left-arm spin of player-of-the-match Kyle Nipper was
Nipper's first wicket was that of Grant Mokoena for 18 and after that the
29 year-old got into a sumptuous groove as he compiled a devastating spell
of left-arm othodox spin.
A partnership developed between the experienced heads of Rudi Second and
Piet van Biljoen before the former was undone by a second splendid
delivery from Nipper that saw him play around a flighted delivery and get
The Dolphins then took the innings by the scruff of the neck and the trio
of Nipper, debutant Senuran Muthusamy and Prenelan Subrayen took control
of affairs and were responsible for eight of the ten wickets to fall.
After Subrayen took the prized scalp of captain Van Biljoen the men from
Durban continued to strike regularly with Muthusamy snaffling his first
two Momentum One Day Cup scalps and Subrayen chipping in with two of his
Skipper Zondo got in the act with a caught and bowled before Nipper picked
up his fourth and career best figures of 4/34 when he had Leus du Plooy
caught brilliantly by Cody Chetty on the fence to wrap up the innings.
The Knights had capitulated from 128/2 to 171 all out, losing the last
eight wickets for 43 runs.
Van Jaarveld bludgeoned his way to 71 from 47 deliveries before he was
unfortunately run out, however his opening stand of 103 with Morné van Wyk
(33) set up the Dolphins’ chase and broke the back of the Knights’
Vaughn van Jaarsveld led the charge with the bat as he put the Knights
bowlers under significant pressure early on in the home sides’ defence of
an under-par 171.
A slight wobble in the middle of the chase might have given the Knights
some semblance of hope however captain Zondo finished with 43 not out from
just 34 balls to quash any ideas the side from the Free State might have
had of making a comeback.
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins continue their road trip with a trip to Port
Elizabeth this Friday for a showdown with the Warriors.
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A quality, career-best 4/34
from Kyle Nipper guided the table-topping Hollywoodbets Dolphins to a
seven wicket win over the VKB Knights in the Momentum One Day Cup in
Bloemfontein on Wednesday.
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