Ilembe beat Dawnheights

2016-10-05 06:00
The Ilembe team.   Photo: supplied

The Ilembe team. Photo: supplied

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Ilembe Cricket Club walked away winners once again after beating Dawnheights at Siripat Ground this weekend.

Dawnheights won the toss and decided to bat first on a tricky Siripat pitch.
Dawnheights decision to bat backfired as they could on only compile a paltry 91/8 in 20 overs.
Ilembe bowlers were at their miserly best as they removed Dawnheights top 5 batsmen for 28 runs.
D. Rautenbach now batting for the other side was the stand out batsmen for Dawnheights posting 37 (not out), he was supported by A. Maharaj with 11.
Top bowler for Ilembe was C. Shange who impressed with figures of 3/7 from 4 overs.

Chasing 92 runs for victory at a calm rate of 4.6 to the over, Ilembe got of to a poor start and were in strife at 31/4 in the 9th over.
Y. Moosa making his debut for Ilembe and B. Ismail, tried to rebuild the innings by putting on 17 runs before Ismail was caught of the bowling of L. Moodley for 4.

The next 3 wickets fell for 32 runs with Dawnheights bowlers taking wickets at regular intervals.
With the score on 82/8 after 17 overs the match was in the balance as Dawnheights needed 2 wickets and Ilembe 10 runs for victory.
You could smell the tension in the air, but it was the Ilembe batsmen pair of R. Kazi 11 (not out) and D. Pillay 3 (not out) who held their nerve to see Ilembe home. Dawnheights bowlers tried their best with L. Moodley 4/33 in 4, A. Maharaj 2/11 in 4 and D. Rautenbach 2/13 after 4 overs.

Ilembe scraped home in the derby by 2 wickets. - Supplied.

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