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Dolphins canter into final

Dolphins 115 for 5 beat Eagles 114 by five wickets
Scorecard

Dean Elgar's career-best bowling performance failed to stop the Dolphins from dawdling into the Standard Bank Pro20 final with a five-wicket win over the Eagles in Durban.

Left-arm spinner Dean Elgar took 3 for 10, but the Dolphins were able to scrape together 115 for 5 in 18.3 overs to surpass the Eagles' skinflint total of 114. The Eagles, whose top score was Boeta Dippenaar's 30, succumbed to three run-outs and lost five wickets for 14 runs before being dismissed with the last ball of their innings.

The Dolphins began their reply steadily in the shape of an opening stand of 49 between Imraan Khan (9) and Grant Rowley (48). Elgar, who separated the openers by running out Khan, struck again to trap Rowley in front and remove Morne van Vuuren (0) with consecutive deliveries as the Dolphins slipped to 87 for 3 in the 13th over.

Then Elgar bowled Hashim Amla (34) to reduce them to 97 for 5 in the 15th over. But there were no further jitters as Jon Kent (8 not out) and Pierre de Bruyn (10 not out) put the Dolphins through to the final where they will play the winners of the other semi-final, between the Cobras and the Titans in Cape Town on Sunday, next Friday.

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  • Dolphins canter into final

    Dean Elgar's career-best bowling performance failed to stop the Dolphins from dawdling into the Standard Bank Pro20 final with a five-wicket win over the Eagles in Durban

Dolphins 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st49G RowleyI Khan
2nd38G RowleyHM Amla
3rd0HM AmlaMS van Vuuren
4th3AM AmlaHM Amla
5th7JC KentHM Amla
6th18P de BruynJC Kent