RESULT: The Dolphins claim victory by an innings & 76 runs as their 295 proved a tough target for us. Rivaldo Moonsamy’s 41 was the standout in our 2nd innings total of 166 but the Dolphins remained firm.
Congratulations to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins on victory 🤝.
THE FINALE: A big push required from the team here on Day 5 of the 4 Day Series final. We will resume on the overnight score of 92-4 with Neil Brand (0*) and Grant Thomson (1*). Play gets underway at 09:00.
STUMPS: At the end of Day 4 we are 92-4 and trail the Dolphins by 150 runs. Dolphins enforced the follow on after we were bowled out for 53. We will resume tomorrow at 09:00 with Neil Brand (0*) and Grant Thomson (1*).
OH BOY: We are bowled out for 53 runs in 43.3 overs and we still trail by 242 runs.
LUNCH: 3 wickets have fallen before the interval and we go for lunch on 25-3 after 21 overs. We have Dean Elgar (15*) and Sibz Makhanya (0*) unbeaten at the crease.
INNINGS: Okuhle Cele (3-58) gets the wicket of Baartman (1) and the Dolphins are 295 all out.
Our spinners, Kyle Simmonds (3-95) and Neil Brand (2-18) bowled well on day 3 to being the Dolphins dismantling. A fine effort from the bowling unit 👌🏽.
DAY 4: We are all set for the fourth day of the 4 Day Series final where the Dolphins will resume on their overnight score of 258-7
Play gets underway at 09:00.
Day 3 comes to an end with Dolphins on 258-7. We resume tomorrow at 09:00.
LUNCH: Dolphins are 61-2 at the break with Dayyaan Galiem removing Keegan Petersen for 16. They have Sarel Erwee (28*) and Marques Ackerman (7*) unbeaten at the.
DAY 3: There’s a little sunshine here today. Match officials will do an inspection at 10:00 and give guidance on the way forward.
STUMPS: Conditions didn’t get any better at Kingsmead and match officials have called stumps.
UPDATE: It’s still drizzling and there are some wet patches on the field. We haven’t been out to play yet.
Dolphins were 31-1 at stumps yesterday with Sarel Erwee (21*) and Keegan Petersen (1*). Updates to come.
DAY 2: The rain is coming down here in Durban and it’s not looking like we’ll get on the field anytime soon. We’ll share updates as they come in.
STUMPS: They players returned after tea for 2 overs before bad light brought them off again.
Day 1 ends with the Dolphins on 31-1. We go again tomorrow.
TEA: We got a few overs in and we reach tea with the Dolphins on 30-1. Okuhle Cele removed Senuran Muthusamy (7), pinning him lbw.
Okuhle Cele and Dayyaan Galiem got 4 overs each before the break.
BAD LIGHT: The players have come off the field due to bad light and it’s delayed the start of play.
Updates to come.
TOSS & TEAM NEWS: Dolphins have won the toss and will bat first.