The Dolphins are in for a fight on the final day of their CSA 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the Titans at SuperSport Centurion as the hosts head into the Thursday’s final day with a 173-run lead.
It was a solid day from the Dolphins, who finished their innings on 385 – 56 runs short of the Titans’ first-innings score.
Dolphins coach Imraan Khan is more than pleased with the effort with the bat and believes they could have had a few more Titans second-innings wickets had luck gone their way.
‘The boys fought really hard with the bat to finish on 385,’ said Khan.
‘We bowled incredibly well in the afternoon and we were unlucky as they played and missed at a lot and we could have picked up another wicket or two.
‘All in all, I think it was a good day but we have a lot of hard work to do.’
The Dolphins started the third day on 188-3 with Cody Chetty and nightwatchman Prenelan Subrayen at the wicket.
Chetty was the first man out for 16 and the men from Durban continued to chip in all the way down the order.
There were a number of starts for the likes of Sibonelo Makhanya, who scored 47, Andile Phehlukwayo, who made 32 and then No 10 Daryn Dupavillon made 26.
Eathan Bosch proved his worth batting at nine when he finished as the last man out for 50.
With a 56-run advantage the Dolphins managed to bag two wickets with the Titans’ second innings score on 45. The hosts then moved to 115 before they lost their third wicket.
At the close of play the Titans were 117-3, leading by 173 going into the final day.
The second-innings wickets were shared between Bosch, Phehlukwayo and Okuhle Cele.
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