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Dominant Dolphins down Knights in Bloem:

Durban – A second bonus point win against the VKB Knights in the Momentum One Day Cup this season, saw the Hollywoodbets Dolphins return to the top of the Momentum One Day Cup log after a resounding six wicket win on Friday in Bloemfontein.

It was a clinical performance from Keshav Maharaj and his side as they chased down 134 in just over 21 overs to bag a second bonus point of the campaign as Grant Roelofsen, captain Maharaj and Rob Frylinck set up the victory.

Bowling first the Dolphins pinned the hosts back continuously with wickets at regular intervals.

Frylinck showed his experience as he got through eight overs for just thirteen runs and claimed two wickets, one of which was the crucial scalp of Keegan Petersen for a duck.

Young Raynard van Tonder looked to keep the innings together for the Knights however Maharaj accounted for him for a patient forty off 75 balls.

Andries Gous and captain Wandile Makwetu contributed with seventeen and 21 respectively but the Knights were eventually bundled out for 134.

Maharaj was the pick of the bowlers picking up four for 32 in his ten overs which took him to tie at the top of the wicket taking standings for this seasons Momentum One Day Cup.

In reply the Dolphins eyed the bonus point win early and Grant Roelofsen continued his brilliant form with his second half century of the competition, a knock that took him to second on the runs scorers list for the competition.

He made 56 off 44 balls while Marques Ackerman made 27 and Sibz Makhanya chipped in with 21 off just seven balls to take his side to a resounding six wicket victory.

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Bloem assignment up next for Dolphins:

Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins travel to Bloemfontein to take on the VKB Knights in their fourth match of the Momentum One Day Cup this Friday, looking for a third win of the campaign and second against the Free State side.

It has been a good start to the 50 over competition for the Dolphins who beat the Knights with a bonus point in their opening game, then beat the Momentum Multiply Titans in their second match on the road but lost their last game to the WSB Cape Cobras.

In a large chase at the Pietermaritzburg Oval the Dolphins fought hard considering the elements played a significant part, however captain Kehsav Maharaj won’t dwell on the past result as they look to continue their good form.

“Despite Duckworth/Lewis and a mini collapse during our batting innings I think we did well to get to where we did given what was happening last weekend in Maritzburg,” Maharaj said.

“We played well against the Knights in the opening game but we know that they are a different prospect in their own conditions but hopefully a win here will set us up well for the first half of the competition.

“The Knights have some really good players so we know that it is going to be a difficult game for us but we are looking forward to the challenge on Friday.”

It’s been an almost reciprocal of last week weather-wise in Durban with rain dominating the first part and the sun returning in the latter stages. This has disrupted training for the Dolphins but Maharaj says the side have been busy given the conditions.

“We managed to have a bit of a break after the tough weekend last weekend with games on Friday and Sunday but it’s been a good week of preparation even though there has been rain around.

“The guys have worked hard indoor and we have flown to Bloem early so we can get in some preparation done there before Friday.”

The Dolphins will go into the clash with one change to their squad. Imran Tahir has played his three games and will now prepare for the Pakistan Super League starting next week.

The Dolphins will not make any decisions on the playing eleven until they have had a look at the surface at the Mangaung Oval.

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