Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Release

 No: DOL2046

21 Jan 2020

Embargo: None

 Written by: Nick Tatham

Strong day two sees Dolphins edge ahead against Knights

Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins finished day two of their 4-Day Domestic Series match with the VKB Knights on the front foot as they reduced the visitors to 86 for four in their first innings, a lead of 249 runs going into day three.

The Dolphins played the waiting game on the opening day of the contest and continued well with the bat as they continued where they left off with Erwee pushing on from his 112 overnight score.

Erwee was eventually dismissed for 136 which included 15 fours and 321 deliveries. He lost his wicket with the score on 242 and a partnership worth 84 runs with Senuran Muthusamy.

Muthusamy continued to on his way at the other end as he went past the fifty run mark for the nineteenth time in his first class career.

Daryn Dupavillon chipped in with an important 27 as the Dolphins moved past the 300 run mark before they were bowled out for 335.

Muthusamy was the last man out for 80. He faced 169 balls and hit five fours and a six.

Tshepo Ntuli was the pick of the Knights bowlers picking up four for 121 in 47 overs.

The Knights started patiently too with the Dolphins opening bowlers putting the ball in the right areas before the dangerous Raynard van Tonder was dismissed for 31 with the score on 48.

Okuhle Cele then came on and bowled with discipline which rewarded him with two key wickets in Grant Mokoena for seventeen and then Knights captain Pite van Biljoen for a single.

The Knights were 52 for three when they lost their captain.

Thirty runs later a subdued innings from Patrick Kruger came to an end when he became Prenelan Subrayen's second victim for 15 off 52 balls.

Andries Gouws and Wandile Makwetu took the Knights to the close - which was brought about prematurely due to bad light - with the total on 86 four four.

Cele's bowling effort on day two saw the seamer finish with the day with two for six in seven overs, an economy rate of under one run an over.

The Knights will start the third day with a deficit of 249 runs to overcome with 99 runs required to avoid the follow-on.

For more information visit www.dolphinscricket.co.za.

SUMMARY OF SCORE - Hollywoodbets Dolphins v VKB Knights Day One

Dolphins 1st Inn
335 all out (S Erwee 136 S Muthusamy 80 S Makhanya 44 T Ntuli 4/121)
Knights 1st Inn 86/4 (O Cele 2/6 P Subrayen 2/33)
Knights trail by 249 runs

Should you require any further assistance please contact Nick Tatham (083 610 1232) or email nick@gameplanmedia.co.za.

Follow the Hollywoodbets Dolphins on social media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DolphinsCricket/
Twitter: @DolphinsCricket
Instagram: @DolphinsCricket


Image Caption Photographer Click to download the hi-res pic
Hollywoodbets Dolphins logo - JPEG  

Hollywoodbets Dolphins Okuhle Cele picked up two wickets for six runs as the home side put the VKB Knights under pressure as they ended day two on 86 for four, trailing the Dolphins first innings score by 249 runs at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Tuesday, Gerhard Duraan/


Conditions of usage of photographs: All photographs supplied and hyperlinked herewith may be used free of charge, with full credit to the photographer and agency as provided. The photographs may not be modified or retouched in any way, but may be cropped to suit the layout requirements of the publications. The photographs provided may be used exclusively for editorial purposes, and may be reprinted in any newspaper, magazine, television programme or on any website. These photographs may not be used for any commercial or promotional purpose, including but not limited to posters, advertisements, commercials, promotional email correspondence, point-of-sale material or any retail promotion. Should such usage be desired, please contact us at the details below.
Is this of no value to you?
This media release is intended for use by media professionals covering this specific activity or sport. Should this release not be relevant you, please advise us immediately and we will be glad to remove your name from this particular database. It would be useful to us if you could advise us which subjects you would like to continue receiving releases on.
For any further information, or if you cannot access the images, please contact:
Gameplan Media
(031) 764 3017