Written by: Nick Tatham
Dolphins stumble over impressive Titans
Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins suffered their third loss of their
2017 Momentum One Day cup campaign on Sunday, when they went down by 33
runs in a rain-affected game against the Multiply Titans at Sahara Stadium
The Dolphins put the Titans in to bat on a tricky surface and would have
been happy with their start as the Titans were restricted to 52/3 inside
15 overs. The first three wickets were shared between Rabian Engelbrecht,
Rob Frylinck and Prenelan Subrayen.
Titans’ opening batsman Henry Davids threatened to play another aggressive
knock against the home side until he injured his hamstring which
restricted his movement and led to the in-form right-hander eventually
being outfoxed by Frylinck for 34, leaving the Titans 73/4 just after the
A healthy partnership between Albie Morkel and Farhaan Behardien then
developed for the visiting team as they pulled the Titans out of a shallow
hole to 144 before Morkel was bowled by a good slower ball from Frylinck
Behardien continued to score as freely as conditions allowed along with
the dangerous David Wiese who compiled a destructive and decisive 37 from
25 deliveries to help the Titans to a competitive 204/8 in their allotted
The Dolphins’ chase was interrupted by more rain and their target was
revised further when they left the field with the total on 35/2 after the
eighth over. After the break the Dolphins’ target was set at 189 from 34 overs.
With the revised total and a difficult surface to contend with, chasing
that total down was going to be a tough task, one that was a bridge too
far for the Dolphins who eventually fell 33 runs short of the mark set.
The Dolphins were looking for a significant partnership early in
the innings, however some tight bowling from Aiden Markram, who accounted
for Morné van Wyk and Cameron Delport in his first two overs, put the
Dolphins under pressure initially.
Sarel Erwee and Vaughn van Jaarsveld attempted to build the innings after
the rain delay and put on 40 runs for the third wicket before Van
Jaarsveld became Shaun von Berg’s first victim when he holed out to Tony
de Zorzi for 19.
Erwee and Zondo then continued to try and pick away at the required total
before the former lost his wicket when he inside edged one onto his pad
before it popped up into the gloves of Heino Kuhn off the bowling of Von
Berg for 38.
Zondo’s innings began to flourish with Andile Phehlukwayo at the wicket
with him after Sibonelo Makhanya fell first ball. The duo rustled up a
stand of 39 before Phehlukwayo was well caught by Von Berg for a brisk 25.
The Dolphins never managed to get going after that and fell from 120/6 to
155 all out as batsmen lost their wickets trying to stay in touch with the
required run rate.
With that loss the Dolphins remain at the summit of the Momentum One Day
Cup log with just one more round robin game in hand. They will host the
VKB Knights at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Thursday, 23 March.
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The Hollywoodbets Dolphins
came unstuck against an in-form Multiply Titans side in the Momentum One
Day Cup on Sunday, when they lost by 33 runs at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.
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