Teen’s dream start

2014-02-14 00:00

DARYN Dupavillon claimed five wickets on debut to leave the Sunfoil Dolphins on top after the opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Chevrolet Warriors at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban yesterday.

The 19-year-old bagged five from 43 and shared nine wickets with Keshav Maharaj after the spinner collected four for 38 on a fine day for the home side.

Buoyed by their Ram Slam T20 Challenge success at the weekend, Lance Klusener’s men dismissed the visitors for 173, before then reaching stumps on 51 without loss.

Only captain Davy Jacob contributed meaningfully for the Warriors with 51 from 106 balls after they had won the toss and batted first under bright sunshine.

The men from Port Elizabeth were made to graft hard early on, reaching 14 for none after nine overs.

Enter Dupavillon into the attack and the teenager delivered immediate success by striking a double blow in his first over, also a maiden.

His second delivery was a quick yorker that snuck under the bat of Michael Price, cleaning up the opener for five from 26 balls, while three deliveries later Vuyisa Makhaphela fell to a stunning catch by wicketkeeper Morné van Wyk diving to his right for a duck.

Six overs later, the youngster’s dream start to four-day cricket continued when an angled and rising delivery into David White (18) was popped straight up allowing Dupavillon to complete a caught and bowled to leave the Warriors on 35 for three.

But Colin Ingram and Ashwell Prince consolidated well, taking their side past 50 in the 22nd over.

They continued to look untroubled and were looking good to take their side into lunch without further trouble.

However, Maharaj struck with what turned out to be the final delivery before the interval when he trapped Ingram leg before wicket for 20, ending a 46-run stand and leaving the Dolphins on top at the break.

Resuming on 81 for four after the break, the Warriors lost their fifth wicket just eight balls into the session when Dupavillon had key man Prince — the veteran Proteas batsman tempted into driving at an away swinger that was edged behind to Morné van Wyk for 34 off 61 balls.

That brought together Jacobs and Ryan Bailey, who found runs difficult to come by in the face of some tight bowling by the home side.

The Warriors needed almost 10 overs to get to 100, crossing the mark in the 41st over.

After putting on 49 together for the sixth wicket in 25 overs together, Bailey (16) fell to a Dupavillon ball that was top-edged to Van Wyk leaving the tea total on 136 for six.

The Dolphins needed just 13.2 overs to take the final four wickets after the break.

Harmer (15) helped Jacobs take the Warriors past 150 in the 66th over, before Daryn Smit ended their 23-run stand, with Maharaj then claiming the final three wickets to dismiss the visitors in 74.2 overs.

In reply, Imraan Khan (36) and Divan van Wyk (15) took the home side to the close 122 runs behind.


Warriors first innings

D White c and b Dupavillon18

M Price b Dupavillon5

V Makhaphela c Van Wyk b Dupavillon0

A Prince c Van Wyk b Dupavillon34

C Ingram lbw b Maharaj20

R Bailey c Van Wyk b Dupavillon16

D Jacobs c Miller b Maharaj51

S Harmer c Abbott b Smit15

A Birch lbw b Maharaj1

J Theron c Zondo b Maharaj1

B Walters not out4

Extras: (b1, lb1, nb6)8

TOTAL: (all out, 74.2 overs)173

Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-14, 3-35, 4-81, 5-81, 6-130, 7-153, 8-154, 9-164, 10-173

Bowling: Abbott 16-6-28-0 (2nb), Maharaj 24.2-8-38-4 (2nb), Alexander 13-2-35-0 (1nb), Dupavillon 13-3-43-5 (1nb), Khan 3-0-10-0, Smit 5-0-17-1,

Dolphins first innings

D van Wyk not out15

I Khan not out36

Extras: 0

TOTAL: (for no wicket, 19 overs)51

Bowling: Birch 6-3-12-0, Theron 4-2-7-0, Harmer 5-0-23-0, Walters 4-1-9-0.

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