Dolphins beat Knights by 4 wickets


The Dolphins are up and operating within the CSA T20 Problem after they notched up their second win of the event with a 4 wickets win over the Knights at Kingsmead on Saturday.

They began the event with a win over the Cobras on Friday they usually adopted up with this one over the Knights that has propelled them to the highest of the pile and gave them the tag of early favourites for the knockout phases.

Knights, who gained the toss and elected to bat, reached 144/5 of their allotted 20 overs with captain Pite van Biljon high scoring with an unbeaten knock of 72 off 54 and adopted by Migael Pretorius with 38.

The primary destroyers for the Dolphins with ball in hand have been Keshav Maharaj and Robbie Frylinck who ended with two wickets apiece and Eathan Bosch taking the opposite one.

In reply, the Dolphins encountered some teething issues with the early lack of Sarel Erwee (17), Senuran Muthusamy (eight) and Grant Roelofsen (21) however David Miller and Khaya Zondo held issues collectively within the center phases.

Dolphins’ run chase was rocked when Miller (29) and Mangaliso Mosehle (1) have been eliminated in fast succession by Alfred Mothoa to depart them stuttering on 86/5 after 12 overs.

The Dolphins have been pissed off by the bowling of Mothoa (2/37), Ferisco Adams (2/26), Shaun von Berg (1/19) and Migael Pretorius (1/26) however Zondo (31) and Robbie Frylinck (24) guided them to the ending line on 145/6  and 11 balls to spare.

With the bat, Knights began within the worst doable method with Maharaj trapping Patrick Kruger (zero) and Andries Gous (zero) in entrance with the primary and the third of balls of the match respectively.

It received worse for the Knights a couple of overs later when Robbie Frylinck eliminated Jacques Snyman and Farhaan Behardien in fast succession to depart the Knights on 21/four.

Van Biljon and Adams went on the rebuilding job within the center overs however their extremely promising partnership was damaged when the latter was bowled by Bosch.

The Van Biljon launched into one other partnership of 75 off 36 with Pretorius (38) within the closing phases of their innings the place the Knights managed to squeeze 68 runs within the final 5 overs.

The Dolphins are again in motion on Sunday in opposition to the Warriors whereas the Knights are up in opposition to the Cobras on Monday.