Knights v Dolphins – Momentum One Day Cup, 2012/13 – Match Recap
A fluent half-ton from Vaughn van Jaarsveld guided the Dolphins to a solid total which they went on to defend successfully against the Knights, claiming a comprehensive 128-run win in their list A match during the ongoing Momentum One Day Cup, played at
the Chevrolet Park in Bloemfontein on November 14.
The Dolphins won the toss and elected to bat first – the decision turned out to be a wise one, with the team going on to post a substantial total, despite the efforts of Dillon du Preez (8-0-65-3) and Ryan McLaren (10-1-55-2).
Cameron Delport (58) and Divan van Wyk (25) kicked the innings off with a 62-run stand – however, their partnership came to an end in the 12th over, with van Wyk caught out by wicketkeeper Jean-Pierre Triegaardt off du Preez.
His successor Imraan Khan (17) was not as remarkable, but managed to stick it out at the crease long enough for a 41-run stand with Delport. By the time the team reached 103 in the 21st over, Khan fell prey to Nicky Boje, and Delport followed
him back to the pavilion in the very next over, dismissed by Werner Coetsee.
The next duo to step up to the crease, Cody Chetty (30) and Player of the Match Vaughn van Jaarsveld (91 off 73), joined forces for a 63-run stand for the 4th wicket, which got the team up to 168 by the 34th over. Chetty was bowled
by du Preez, but his successor David Miller (35) kept the momentum going, setting up a 75-run fifth-wicket partnership with van Jaarsveld.
Miller eventually went the same way as Chetty, bowled by du Preez, in the 44th over, and the same over saw wicketkeeper skipper Daryn Smit run out by Michael Erlank after an unremarkable 1-run contribution. Robert Frylinck (31) and van Jaarsveld
set up the last substantial partnership of the innings – a 47-run stand for the 7th wicket – after which both were sent packing by McLaren in the 49th over.
However, van Jaarsveld, aided by contributions from other batsmen, had managed to get the team on steady ground, and a final few contributions from Prenelan Subrayen (3*) and Craig Alexander (6*) saw the Dolphins posting a final total of 311 by the end of
The team then followed up with a potent pace attack, spearheaded by Craig Alexander (8-1-31-3) and Imraan Khan (4-0-24-3), both of whom ensured that the Knights did not get anywhere near the total.
Erlank top-scored for his team with 47, but the rest of the batsmen remained disappointingly lacklustre. McLaren (39*), Boje (31), Coetsee (30), and Obus Pienaar (14) were the only other batsmen who managed to contribute double-digit scores. However, their
efforts went in vain, with the remaining batting order failing to put up much of a fight, and the team was eventually all out at 183 by the 39th over, with the Dolphins going in the claim a comfortable 128-run victory.