Cricket: no-results favour Dolphins in One-day Cup

2011-11-22 00:00

THE three no-results that the Dolphins had to endure at the beginning of the One-day Cup seem to be working in their favour as the tournament reaches the business end.

Inclement weather in Durban and Pietermaritzburg meant that the games against the Cobras, Lions and Warriors had to be called off.

But, the points that the Dolphins shared with these teams saw them placed mid-table going into the second half of the tournament.

And what was more crucial was that their confidence did not take a knock with early losses. Two of the no-results came against two of the stronger sides in the tournament.

The Dolphins were up against a Cobras side which featured the likes of Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and Herschelle Gibbs.

The Durban-based outfit were also facing the tough task of chasing down a Warriors total of 290 before rain stopped play in Pietermaritzburg.

The Dolphins have only lost one match in the tournament so far and have won two on the road.

The Dolphins return to Kingsmead tomorrow for a date with the Titans before they travel to Potchefstroom to face the Lions.

The Dolphins beat the Titans in Pretoria earlier in the tournament and, should they win again tomorrow, their path to the semi-finals will be made a lot easier.

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