In the Cobras’ One Day Cup victory on Sunday, Rory Kleinveldt took 4-48 in a late surge to throttle a confident Dolphins side at 256-8.
The Dolphins, who batted first, were in free flow and racked up three consecutive half-century partnerships, led by Morne van Wyk, who scored 111 off 127 balls and anchored all three.
After the wickets of Vaughn van Jaarsveld (54 off 52) and Cody Chetty (18) fell, the Dolphins were well poised at 217-2 (43.0 overs). Kleinveldt then stepped up and rattled the Dolphins by taking a wicket in each of his next four overs. His first victim was the in-form Khaya Zondo, who hit 74 against the Lions last time out, trapping him lbw on 33.
After Van Wyk’s run out, Kleinveldt prevented his side from leaking any more runs. He dismissed Clavin Savage (1) followed by Kyle Nipper (7) and then wrapped things up, taking his last wicket on the final ball of the innings to remove Prenelan Subrayen (9) as the Dolphins posted 256-8.
Not only did Kleinveldt contribute with the ball, but he hit the winning runs in the final over. With 10 runs needed, Kleinveldt smashed a four and a six off Mthokozisi Shezi to claim a three-wicket victory with four balls to spare.