Dolphins in charge vs Lions

2013-12-21 00:00

THE Sunfoil Dolphins were well in command after two days of their Sunfoil Series match against the bizhub Highveld Lions in Potchefstroom yesterday.

Batting a second time, the Dolphins led at the close of play by 197 runs with eight wickets in hand.

Kyle Abbott produced an excellent spell of pace bowling to work his way through the Lions’ batting, where no batsman was able to build a major innings.

Resuming at a precarious eight for two, there was some resistance from Dominic Hendricks, who batted through the opening session. Hendricks was to record the top score with 41 off 111 balls before playing on.

Temba Bavuma and Zander de Bruyn added 39 and 30 respectively in slightly quicker time, but five wickets fell in the afternoon session.

Eddie Leie joined Junior Dala shortly before the scheduled tea break, but the pair resisted so well that not only did they play out the full half hour extension, but also batted on after tea.

Graham Onions eventually broke the partnership of 47 in 16 overs to end with 3-43. Abbott was the star with 5-33, having wrecked the top order with two quick wickets on the first evening.

Batting again with a lead of 127, Divan van Wyk and Imraan Khan got the visitors off to a brisk start with a stand of 64 in 16 overs before Dala picked up two wickets in the space of three balls.

• The Warriors were well in charge against the Titans at stumps on the second day in Port Elizabeth. When bad light brought play to an early close, the Titans were in dire straits on 180 for six, still a massive 322 runs in arrears.

• The Knights fought back well in the final session of day two against the Cobras to reach stumps on 187 for four in Cape Town, still 128 runs adrift of the Cobras’ first-innings score of 315.

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