Written by: Dave Macleod
Maharaj fireworks helps Dolphins on day three
Durban - The fastest CSA 4-Day Domestic Series half century at the
Imperial Wanderers from Keshav Maharaj helped the Hollywoodbets Dolphins
to 235 all out while the Imperial Lions ended day three on 21 for one,
requiring 228 runs to win on the final day.
The Lions put up a strong fight with the bat early on day three with Ryan
Rickelton and Lutho Sipamla putting on a stand of 63 for the ninth wicket.
Eventually Rickelton was dismissed for 194 while Sipamla made an important
The Lions were then bowled out for 362 with Keshav Maharaj finishing with
figures of six for 126 while Senuran Muthusamy ended with two wickets.
In reply the Dolphins lost wickets regularly and were in trouble at 52 for
four, leading the Lions by 65 runs at that stage.
The Dolphins maintained a healthy run rate throughout their innings on
Tuesday with Grant Roelofsen's 33 coming off just 31 deliveries.
Keegan Petersen was instrumental in holding the innings together as he
went an important half century, he was eventually dismissed for 56.
Roelofsen fell with the score on 33 and then first innings centurion
Eathan Bosch was dismissed for four.
The fireworks then started as Keshav Maharaj went to the fastest half
century in the 4-Day Domestic Series at the Imperial Wanderers when he
went to 50 off just 30 deliveries.
He continued to dominate the Lions bowling attack but was eventually
dismissed for a crucial 89 off 62 balls. He departed with the Dolphins 225
He hit eleven boundaries and three sixes. When Maharaj was dismissed the
Dolphins had extended their lead to 238 runs with one second innings
wicket in hand.
The Dolphins were eventually bowled out for 235, setting the Lions 249 to
win the match.
It was a dream start with the ball for the Dolphins who picked up the
wicket of Dominic Hendricks for a duck, bowled by Daryn Dupavillon.
The Lions then finished the day on 21 for one, needing 228 runs to win
while the Dolphins require nine wickets on the fourth and final day on
SUMMARY OF THE SCORE
Hollywoodbets Dolphins 375 all out (E Bosch 104 K Petersen 48 M Ackerman
48 L Sipamla 3/53 B Hendricks 3/69)
Imperial Lions 362 all out (R Rickelton 194 K Maharaj 6/126)
Hollywoodbets Dolphins 235 all out (K Maharaj 89 K Petersen 52 W Mulder
Imperial Lions 21/1 (R Rickelton 13*)
Lions require 228 runs to win.
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A destructive 89 from 62 balls
from Keshav Maharaj helped the Hollywoodbets Dolphins set the Imperial
Lions 249 to win their 4-Day Domestic Series clash on the final day on
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