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January 15, 2005
Western Province Boland 233 and 279 for 3 (Puttick 87, Strydom
50, Duminy 68*) lead Dolphins 325 by 187 runs
Western Province Boland made a poor start to the day at Newlands when Derrin Bassage, their first-innings centurion, was caught behind for 10 off Andrew Tweedie. Andrew Puttick and Gerhard Strydom then added 93 in 46 overs before Lance Klusener trapped Strydom in front for 50 (132 balls, eight fours). Puttick was bowled by Tweedie for a painstaking 87 off 267 balls. JP Duminy, who added 106 with Puttick, remained unbeaten on 68 at the close. The action of the day was supplied by Paul Adams, batting well up the order, as he stuck seven fours and a six in his 27-ball 47 not out. Western Province Boland ended the day with 279 for 3, an overall lead of 187.
Warriors 422 for 9 dec and 29 for 1 lead Eagles 368 for
7 dec (van Wyk 106, van der Wath 83, Jacobs 51, Kops 5-122) by 83 runs
At Buffalo Park in East London the Eagles, in the hope of extracting a result out of the game, declared their innings closed at 368 for 7, still trailing by 54 runs. Morne van Wyk and Johan van der Wath put together 175, but both fell with the score on 352. van Wyk left for an excellent 106, a knock which came off 228 balls and included 15 fours. van der Wath struck ten fours and two sixes in his 83. Brent Kops made sure that the Warriors got a lead by taking 5 for 122. In their second innings the Warriors lost the wicket of Mark Bruyns for 7 and finished the day at 29 for 1.
Lions 350 for 8 (Ontong 98, Ackerman 129, Nel 4-85) playing
For the second day running a waterlogged outfield at Willowmoore Park in Benoni ensured that no play was possible.
After limping out of international cricket, Lance Klusener slipped off the radar, but his coaching stint with Dolphins has given them a higher profile and self-belief