Seamer Eathan Bosch emerged grateful and proud, after capitalising on some reverse swing en route to a maiden five-wicket haul for the Dolphins on Monday.
Bosch’s telling figures of 6-38 saw the Warriors reduced to 175 all out on day one of a key 4-Day Franchise Series fixture at Kingsmead in Durban.
‘It is awesome to help the team out, after struggling a little bit across my two opening spells. I came back, though, with the ball reverse swinging. It was very good to get my first five-for for the Dolphins. Hopefully there will be many, many more to come,’ he said on the Dolphins’ Facebook page.
The visitors enjoyed a strong start, as openers Gihahn Cloete and Edward Moore gathered a 76-run partnership, before seamer Robbie Frylinck removed the latter – and later the talented Colin Ackermann.
‘They batted really well, adapting to conditions nicely. But when Rob took the first two wickets, it was ours for the taking from there. We are trying to be more positive when we are on top of the opposition, and I think we were able to do that here,’ added Bosch.
The hosts have since moved to a promising 64 without loss.
‘We want to be more positive with the bat, too, as we have let ourselves down with the bat in the first two games of this competition,’ concluded Bosch.
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