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Dolphins toil on day two in PMB:

The second day of the Sunfoil Series clash between the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and the Multiply Titans at the Pietermaritzburg Oval followed a similar pattern as the first with the bat dominating the contest on Tuesday.

The Titans resumed their innings on 205/2 with opener Dean Elgar unbeaten on 88 overnight and he continued his rich vein of form on Tuesday, notching up a solid double century, 237 not out.

He was well assisted by his wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen who also went past three figures, scoring 111 before he became Kerwin Mungroo’s first franchise victim.

The pair kicked on from where the Titans had ended proceedings on Monday when they racked up a third wicket partnership of 239 valuable runs.

Following the loss of Klaasen the rest of the Titans batsmen were in search of quick runs before the inevitable declaration and Corbin Bosch, Jonathan Vandiar and Henry Davids all fell cheaply trying to up the scoring rate.

Shaun von Berg joined Elgar at the wicket and he hit two boundaries before captain Aiden Markram declared his teams’ innings closed at an imposing 500/6.

Elgar’s knock just showed how he has become the leading run scorer in test match cricket in 2017, and his 582 minute stay at the wicket has put his side in a formidable position going into the final two days.

Captain Khaya Zondo decided to take the ball and have a bowl himself which proved to be fairly fruitful as he snapped up to Titans wickets for 52 runs in his nine overs.

Senuran Muthusamy was the pick of the bowlers taking 2/65 in 25 overs, while there were wickets for seamer Mungroo and off-spinner Prenelan Subrayen.

The Dolphins’ innings didn’t get off to the start that they would have wanted when they lost the wicket of SJ Erwee for 13 when he was caught by the wicket-keeper Klaasen off the bowling of Bosch.

Senuran Muthusamy (16*) and the in-form Vaughn van Jaarsveld (11*) then dropped anchor for the hosts until the close of play, seeing their side to 47/1.

The Dolphins face a deficit of 453 runs going into the final two days of the contest.

Frylinck added to Proteas T20 squad:

Durban – Hollywoodbets Dolphins all-rounder Rob Frylinck has been called up to the Proteas squad for the upcoming two-match T20I series against Bangladesh starting on 26 October in Bloemfontein.

The 33 year-old Westville Boys’ High old boy has been a stalwart member of the Dolphins set-up playing every single game of last season. This extended run in the side saw him claim two prestigious franchise records – best First Class bowling figures (14/62) and fastest List-A fifty (54 off 20 balls).

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Frylinck, whose wife recently gave birth to their first child, has become a strong figure throughout first class cricket in South Africa following his many years of service to the game, and he commented that getting that first national call-up was an honour.

“I have had a long career and it became a case of never worrying about gaining higher honours,” Frylinck mentioned.

“So with that in mind the call-up initially came as a shock but when it sunk in it was such an amazing feeling!”

It was a busy winter period for Frylinck who spent a portion of his off-season playing in the Caribbean Premier League for the Trinbago Knight Riders following the withdrawal of Hashim Amla.

Being involved in an international competition like that the CPL was beneficial to his chances of gaining higher honours.

“Playing in the CPL didn’t do my chances of selection any harm, it probably helped my cause!

“With that said, I think I would put my selection down to how I performed last season and what I was lucky enough to achieve.

“I have always backed myself to be good enough and now we can hopefully see!” an elated Frylinck added.

To be able to showcase his skills on the international stage is something that he is relishing ahead of the two match series with the Tigers.

“Working on my skills and game plans is something I spend a lot of time on and I guess sticking to what I do best has finally opened the door for me,” he commented.

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