• Dupavillon destroys NC in Durban

    KwaZulu-Natal Coastal’s Daryn Dupavillon destroyed Northern Cape with a six-wicket haul to earn himself Sunday’s Turbo Bowler award, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.

    The 24-year-old fast bowler was in prolific form at Kingsmead to pick up 6-28 in 8.4 overs at an economy of 3.23 runs per over. Dupavillon’s heroics secured a comfortable 85-run win for the home side to record just their third win of the season after nine matches.

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    Having won the toss and electing to bat first, KZN Coastal posted a competitive 242-9 in their 50 overs. Thamsanqa Khumala (43) did most of the damage at the top of the innings before Matthew Montgomery (35) took over during the middle period.

    The 21-year-old left-hander Tyron Koen was the pick of the home side’s batters with a well-constructed 53 (52 balls, 7×4) to power KZN Coastal’s innings.

    Dupavillon was the star of the show, though, as he picked up career-best List A figures of 6-28 to stifle Northern Cape’s chase to just 157 all out after 34 overs.

    The rampaging fast bowler got rid of Northern Cape’s top four batsmen within 19 overs – including top-scorer Aubrey Swanepoel (28) – to reduce the visitors to 102-4 in next to no time. The prolific paceman then returned to the attack to account for tail-enders Zakhele Qwabe (6) and Sinovuyo Ntuntwana (first-ball duck) with consecutive deliveries, closing out Northern Cape’s innings with the fourth ball of his penultimate over.

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    The convincing 85-run win puts KZN sixth in Pool B of the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge rankings. The men from KwaZulu-Natal will hope to win their final fixture of the season against Gauteng at the Wanderers next Sunday in a bid to move further up the table.


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