Dolphins share points after rain mars match

2013-10-28 00:00

THREE hours of play was all the weather gods allowed at the Pietermaritzburg Oval yesterday for the Momentum One Day clash between the Dolphins and the Lions. Players and umpires left the field at 1 pm as the rain started and once it arrived, it was set to stay, soaking the ground and leaving large puddles on the covers on the pitch. As time went on and with no break in the weather, umpires called the match off just before 3 pm with the Dolphins 227-7 in the 44th over.

Jonathan Vandiar (4) was again an early loss but his departure heralded the highlight of the day as Dolphins captain Morné van Wyk and Cameron Delport set about the Lions pace attack in a 119-run partnership from 74 balls. Van Wyk looked dangerous, getting to his half century by dispatching Chris Morris for six, four, six — the first six landing on the pavilion roof from what was a flick over square leg. Delport followed soon after, getting hold of Hardus Viljoen as he notched a solid 50, looking good from the moment he walked to the crease.

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