Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Release

 No: DOL2135

30 Nov 2020

Embargo: None

 Written by: Dave Macleod

Dupavillon blitz puts Dolphins in control

Durban - In a day of high drama the Hollywoodbets Dolphins took charge of their 4 Day Domestic Series match against the VKB Knights with returning paceman Daryn Dupavillon leading the charge with a staggering seven wicket haul.

In his first match back from injury the seamer destroyed the Knights middle order as they collapsed to 116 all out.

In reply the home side had moved into a dominant position of 169/7 overnight, a lead of 53 with three wickets in hand.

Grant Roelofsen will return to the crease on Tuesday morning unbeaten on 64, determined to ram home the Dolphins advantage.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the visitors made a solid start to their innings and were patient in the face of some disciplined bowling from the Dolphins.

Daryn Dupavillon's first wicket on a memorable day was that of Matthew Kleinveldt, well caught at third slip by Keegan Petersen.

Jonathan Vandiar and Rynardt van Tonder matched the Dolphins for patience and put together 46 before Van Tonder misjudged a Ruan de Swardt delivery and was bowled for 24.

Dupavillon then picked up the wicket of Patrick Botha, also bowled, close to the lunch break and the Knights went into lunch on 83 for three.

Following the break Dupavillon found a dangerous rhythm from the Umgeni End of the ground and ripped through the middle order of the Knights.

He bowled Vandiar for 39, then bowled Behardien for 16, Mokoena two balls later for a duck and then also bowled Shaun von Berg for two, l4aving the Knights reeling at 96 for seven.

Senuran Muthusamy's accurate left arm spin then came to the fore for the Dolphins as he picked up two wickets in the 42nd over of the innings, trapping both Wandile Makwetu and Gerald Coetzee in front LBW for eight and a duck respectively.

To finish off an incredible innings for himself, Dupavillon trapped Migael Pretorius in front for seven giving him figures of seven for 38 - his second seven wicket haul in first-class cricket.

The Knights innings came to an end on 116 all out.

In their reply, the Dolphins lost three wickets early before Marques Ackerman and Khaya Zondo righted the innings with a solid fourth wicket partnership.

When Ackerman was run out for 22  Grant Roelofsen came in and compiled a fifty partnership with Zondo for the fifth wicket.

With an on-song Roelfsen taking control, Mangaliso Mosehle chipped in with a brisk 19 to take the Dolphins into positive territory in the first innings before he fell LBW to Patrick Botha.

Hollywoodbets Dolphins v VKB Knights
1st innings
VKB Knights 116
J. Vandiar 39
D. Dupavillon 7/38
S. Muthusamy 2/15

Hollywoodbets Dolphins  169/7
G. Roelofsen 64*
K. Zondo 35

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Returning paceman Daryn Dupavillon starred for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins as he demolished the VKB Knights batting lineup on the opening day of their 4 Day Domestic Series match at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead. Gerhard Duraan/

VKB Knights batsmen Grant Mokoena is cleaned bowled by Daryn Dupavillon on the opening day of their 4 Day Domestic Series match at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead. Gerhard Duraan/

VKB Knights skipper Shaun Von Berg becomes another victim of Daryn Dupavillon on the opening day of their 4 Day Domestic Series match at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead. Gerhard Duraan/


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