Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2012-13

Delport century gives Dolphins first win

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 8, 2013

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Dolphins 179 for 2 (Delport 103*) beat Knights 165 for 6 (Rossouw 44, Abdulla 2-17) by 14 runs
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Cameron Delport smashed an unbeaten 58-ball 103 to lead Dolphins to their first win of the tournament in six games. Delport hit nine fours and five sixes for his maiden T20 hundred, taking Dolphins to 179. After the early loss of Divan van Wyk, Delport was accompanied by Ravi Bopara in an 83-run stand. David Miller then joined Delport and produced an unbeaten 23-ball 39 to add 80 runs in less than eight overs with Delport.

Knights' reply was led by Rilee Rossouw who made 44 off 28 but did not get much support during his stay. Loots Bosman and Dean Elgar were dismissed in the first six overs and once Rossouw departed in the 11th over, Obus Pienaar tried to keep the Knights in the hunt but his 32 off 21 also went in vain. Yusuf Abdulla was the most successful Dolphins bowler with 2 for 17 which kept Knights to 165 for 6.

Lions 120 for 5 (Petersen 46, Hendricks 3-17) beat Cape Cobras 117 for 6 (Vilas 30, Morris 2-21) by five wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Lions continued their stay at the top of the table when they chased Cape Cobras' total of 117 with five wickets left. After Cobras were asked to bat, Richard Levi was dismissed for a duck. Dane Vilas steered the innings with a knock of 30. Once he was bowled in the 14th over, the middle order could not convert the start into a big score. Sohail Tanvir took two wickets in an over to limit Cobras to 117 for 6.

Lions opener Quinton de Kock also got out for a duck and Gulam Bodi departed for 10 in the fifth over. Alviro Petersen's 36-ball 46 put Lions back on track along with Tanvir who made 28 off 24. Both Petersen and Tanvir fell in the same over to Beuran Hendricks but their 49-run stand had taken them close to victory. Jean Symes and Dwaine Pretorius made sure they won with 10 balls to spare.

Warriors 152 for 9 (Jonker 50, Thomas 3-30) beat Titans 140 for 6 (Styris 47*, Parnell 4-25) by 12 runs
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A fifty from Christiaan Jonker and a four-wicket haul from Wayne Parnell got Warriors their fourth win in six matches to take them to second position in the points table. After scoring 150 for 9 when put in to bat, Warriors restricted Titans to 140 for a 12-run win.

Jonker and Ashwell Prince put on 75 upfront in 9.4 overs, of which Jonker made 50 off 33, hitting ten boundaries. But both were dismissed within seven balls and Samit Patel was dismissed four balls later by Roelof van der Merwe. Before JJ Smuts and Adrian McLaren could convert their starts, they were bowled for 19 and 28 respectively. Alfonso Thomas then took three wickets, including two in the last over, to keep Warriors to 152.

Wayne Parnell removed Henry Davids first ball and struck again to dismiss van der Merwe. in his second over. Jacques Rudolph made a 36-ball 32 and Titans were scoring at under six runs per over which kept the pressure mounting. Scott Styris tried to keep them in the game, with three sixes and two fours, but Parnell took two more wickets, including that of big-hitting Albie Morkel, and Titans could not go beyond 140.

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