Rain has last say in Durban

2011-11-05 00:00

RAIN spoiled an opportunity for the Dolphins to kick-start their push for limited-over honours against the Cobras in Durban yesterday, and both teams had to be satisfied with sharing the points in a match that lasted only 10 overs.

Grey skies greeted the players at Kingsmead yesterday, although a fair-sized crowd had gathered.

With a team including Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir, the Dolphins won the toss and predictably elected to bat.

Protea fast bowler Dale Steyn stormed in and bowled with good control until Loots Bosman played a straight drive for four, which was the start the Dolphins needed.

In the next over, captain Imraan Khan played a similar shot for the same result, but the batsman had work to do in coping with the ball keeping low and darting around.

Cobras captain Justin Kemp brought on ­Rory Kleinveldt to get a wicket, but to no avail. Kleinveldt looked flat and out of his depth and gifted runs to Bosman and Khan.

After 10 overs the light drizzle was just enough to see the players off the field at 41/0, and it picked up in intensity as the evening went on.

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