The Knights and Dolphins faced off in an insane match at Kingsmead (Durban) on Saturday afternoon, February 20, in the 4th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021. The Dolphins won by 4 wickets against the Knights.
Knights captain Pite van Biljon decided to bat after winning the toss and sent the Dolphins to bowl.
The Knights lost two wickets in the first three balls in the spin of Maharaj, the captain of the opposition. They lost four wickets for 24 runs at the end of seven overs. The Knights could no longer accelerate the run wheel in the controlled bowling of the Dolphins bowlers. Later, in the fifth wicket, captain Pite van Biljon and Ferisco Adams’ 48-run partnership brought them back in the match. The Knights were able to score 144 runs for the loss of five wickets in stormy innings of 72 off 54 balls with three fours and four sixes. Keshav Maharaj (2-18, 4 overs) and Robbie Freelink (2-11, 3 overs) took wickets for the Dolphins.
Batting for 145, the Dolphins lost one wicket in the first six overs and scored 43 runs. The Knights bowlers took wickets but could not return to the match due to unbridled bowling. After losing six wickets in the Dolphins’ defensive batting, they reached the port of victory with 11 balls left. Khaya Zondo (35) scored the highest run for the team. Ferisco Adams (2-26, 3 overs) and Alfred Mothoa (2-37, 4 overs) took wickets for the Knights.
After winning this match, the Dolphins have risen to the top of the points table. The Knights, on the other hand, lost and finished last in the points table.
Knights – Ferisco Adams, Andries Gous, Wandile Makwetu (wk), Grant Mokoena, Farhaan Behardien, Patrick Kruger, Alfred Mothoa, Migael Pretorius, Shaun von Berg, Jacques Snyman, Pite van Biljon (c)
Dolphins – Grant Roelofsen, Senuran Muthusamy, Khaya Zondo, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Sarel Erwee, David Miller, Robbie Frylinck, Eathan Bosch, Kerwin Mungroo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Prenelan Subrayen
Knights – 144/5 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Patrick, 0.1 over), 2-0 (Andries, 0.3 over), 3-11 (Snyman, 4.2 over), 4-21 (Behardien, 6.3 over), 5-69 (Adams, 14.1 over)
Dolphins – 145/6 (18.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Sarel, 5.1 over), 2-46 (Senuran, 6.4 over), 3-50 (Roelofsen, 7.5 over), 4-82 (Miller, 11.3 over), 5-86 (Mosehle, 11.6 over), 6-141 (Frylinck, 17.6 over)
Result – Dolphins won by 4 wickets
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