Written by: Nick Tatham
Muthusamy spins Dolphins to memorable win
Durban - Standard Bank Proteas all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy took seven
second innings wickets as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins pulled off a
memorable 137 run 4-Day Domestic Series win over the World Sports Betting
Cape Cobras in Oudtshoorn on Thursday.
After some substantial rain late on Wednesday and a wet outfield for much
of the day on Thursday, the Dolphins added 24 runs for the loss of two
wickets as they pursued as many runs as possible to give them enough time
to bowl the Cobras out.
Grant Roelofsen was dismissed for 142 while Prenelan Subrayen added eleven
and the Dolphins set the hosts a tantalising 224 to win the game.
The Dolphins managed to control the whole of the fourth innings as they
picked up wickets regularly with the Cobras sending in their bigger
hitters early to try and push for a result.
Muthusamy accounted for the top four in the Cobras innings, with Janneman
Malan top scoring with 39.
It became a game of survival for the Cobras, however the Dolphins bowlers
did not let up and eventually Muthusamy claimed the wickets of Lizaad
Williams and Dane Paterson to bowl them out for 86.
Having been disappointed with their efforts with the bat in the first
innings, captain Marques Ackerman couldn't fault the side in the following
"It was a great win for us today," a relieved Ackerman said. "It has been
a tough campaign for us so far but hopefully this result will be the turn
around that we need going into the rest of the second half of the season.
"I always felt that it was just a matter of time before it all fell into
place and despite our first innings it came together brilliantly starting
with Grant's (Roelofsen) hundred."
The Dolphins needed to bowl well in the second innings because it was a
sporting declaration from the captain, however Muthusamy showed why he
made his Proteas debut recently.
"Senuran's seven wickets were incredible and I am just really happy with
the way the boys fought in that second innings to bowl them out for 86.
"We are really stoked and are looking forward to building on this going
forward," Ackerman added.
The Dolphins return home to face the table-topping Imperial Lions at the
Pietermaritzburg Oval next week.
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SUMMARY OF SCORE - Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras Day Four
Dolphins 1st Inn 174 all out (A Phehlukwayo 61 S Muthusamy 37 G Linde 6/51)
Cobras 1st Inn 255 all out (S Muthusamy 3/92 P Subrayen 3/29 K Mungroo
3/17 S Khomari 68)
Dolphins 2nd Inn 304/3 dec (G Roelofsen 142 M Ackerman 69 G Linde 5/87)
Cobras 2nd Inn 86 all out (S Muthusamy 7/36 P Subrayen 2/34)
Dolphins win by 137 runs
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A fantastic spell of bowling
from Senuran Muthusamy saw him take 7/36 as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins
registered their first win of the 4-Day Domestic Series campaign when they
beat the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras by 137 runs in Oudtshoorn on
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