Written by: Nick Tatham
Rain halts Dolphins & Cobras Durban clash
Durban - One innings was possible on Friday night at Sahara Stadium
Kingsmead before the heavens opened and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and WSB
Cape Cobras had to settle for two points in their RAM SLAM T20 Challenge
Friday's wash-out meant that the Dolphins
have only managed to play two of their six matches in the RAM SLAM this
season and unfortunately for the men from Durban, they have had their last
three matches all lost to the elements.
The Dolphins won the toss and elected to field first and they started
brightly as Mthokozisi Shezi accounted for Temba Bavuma in the third over
of the contest.
Cobras wicket-keeper Kyle Verrynne was next to go when he was neatly
stumped by Dane Vilas off Imran Tahir's bowling for 14 and the Cobras were
40/2 as JP Duminy joined the in-form Hashim Amla at the wicket.
The pair added 33 for the third wicket before a quicker ball from Keshav
Maharaj had Amla playing a false shot and caught in front, LBW for 40.
The Dolphins would have felt confident with the visitors 73/3 from 11
overs as Qaasim Adams came to the wicket to join his captain.
Adams battled throughout but provided the ideal foil for Duminy who struck
the ball sweetly with one blemish being a dropped catch on the deep
midwicket fence by Sarel Erwee when he was on 56.
Tahir picked up Adams with the final ball of the 19th over for 23 as the
Cobras went into the final six deliveries on 147/4.
Andile Phehlukwayo then found himself on the receiving end of a
belligerent Duminy, who hit him for 24 in the final five balls which
included three sixes and a four as he finished 85 not out off 44 balls.
This over took the Cobras to an imposing 172/4 from their 20 overs.
The Dolphins innings only lasted 13 deliveries with Sarel Erwee being the
only casualty as he chopped on a Dane Paterson delivery for six and the
Dolphins were 8/1 when the umpires called the players from the field with
rain and lighting surrounding Kingsmead.
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins travel to Port
Elizabeth next to take on the Warriors at St George's Park in the RAM SLAM
T20 Challenge on Sunday.
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Imran Tahir was the pick of
the Hollywoodbets Dolphins bowlers as he picked up 2/31 in his four overs
in the rained out RAM SLAM T20 Challenge clash with the WSB Cape Cobras at
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday.
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