Rain dampens Dolphins and Lion clash in Durban

2011-11-10 00:00

THE Dolphins have gone top of the log in the One Day Cup, albeit until the weekend, as the home team had to once again be content with sharing the points, this time with the Lions after the match at Kingsmead last night was rained out.

The only change to the Dolphins squad was that of Devon Conway, who came in for David Miller.

The Lions also made one change, with Pumelela Matshikwe coming in for Craig Alexander.

The Lions won that toss and elected to bat first and got off to a good start after some loose bowling by Friedel de Wet and Kyle Abbott.

Abbott was first to strike when Alviro Petersen (12) was caught by Daryn Smit behind the stumps.

Lions’ Gulam Bodi and Jonathan Vandiar kept the scoreboard moving with some aggressive batting.

Bodi (45) was next to fall when Smit took another catch behind the stumps off a Frylinck delivery.

Vandiar (58), looking to be the danger man, found the boundaries with ease. However, after a good delivery from Abbott that held its line and moved just enough to find the outside edge, was caught by Smit.

Spinners Keshav Maharaj and Imraan Khan bowled tidily, but were largely ineffective. Quinton de Kock played a loose shot and found Conway in the deep who took a good catch.

After 31 overs the rain started to fall taking the players off the field.

A delay of almost three hours followed and the umpires decided that — should weather permit — the players would come back onto the field and the match would be reduced to 20 overs. The covers were just off the field when the rain started falling again, forcing the umpires to abandon the match.

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