Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Release

 No: DOL2123

04 Nov 2020

Embargo: None

 Written by: Dave Macleod


Dolphins tighten their grip against the Lions

Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins tightened their stranglehold on their opening 4-Day Domestic Series clash with the defending champions the Imperial Lions on day three with an empathic, record-breaking batting display and a bold declaration.

The Dolphins returned to the crease at the start of the third day on 189/1, and eventually declared their first innings just before tea on a mammoth 458, a lead of exactly 200 runs.

The lionís share of that came from the record-breaking 344 run second wicket partnership between SJ Erwee and Keegan Petersen, the highest first class partnership of all time at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead.

Erwee bagged his biggest score in Dolphins colours and nearly a second first class double a heart-breaking 199 before he hit a Dwaine Pretorius delivery to Temba Bavuma at short cover, while Petersen was composed and full value for his 173.

Petersen felt that the side did well and although they are in a good position it's going to take some good bowling to win.

"It's going to be a good challenge for us," Petersen said. "Our spinners are in the game all the time but you have to bare in mind they have some good batter, a couple of Proteas, to come so it's going to be a helluva task for us.

"It will be great to start the season with a win because it will put us on the front foot so we want to get out of this game with a bit of confidence."

Skipper Marques Ackerman helped upped the urgency as they sought to extend their lead, and with the pitch starting show inconsistency and some turn, it was a brave declaration that spoke to the Dolphins desire to chase the full points for the victory in the time remaining in the match.

The visitors showed little urgency as they came under pressure from paceman Otneil Baartman and the spin trio of Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen and Senuren Muthusamy.

Dom Hendricks fell for 12, then Rassie van der Dussen was stumped charging Maharaj, leaving the Lions teetering at 51/2. Dangerman Reeza Hendricks was Maharajís third victim as he went back to a ball that stayed low and was trapped LBW.

At the close the Lions were 75/3, trailing by 125 runs going into the final day.

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On debut for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins Keegan Petersen's 173 was crucial as the home side continued to pile on the pressure on the Imperial Lions who finished day three on 75 for three, trailing the Dolphins by 125 runs. Sydney Mahlangu/
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