Vaughn van Jaarsveld’s 103 helped the Dolphins take control, as they posted 243-2 on day two of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Warriors at Kingsmead on Friday.
He was well backed by Divan van Wyk, who fell five runs short of his 20th first-class century as the Dolphins made light work of the Warriors’ 231-run target.
They started day two with an overnight score of 39-0, with Van Wyk on 25 and Senuran Muthusamy on 10.
At 42-0, 15 overs were lost to rain and it seemed to have affected the momentum, as the Dolphins added only 17 runs before Sisanda Magala broke the 59-run partnership when Muthusamy tried to cut a short delivery, feathering the ball into the gloves of Clyde Fortuin.
In stepped Van Jaarsveld and the target was shortly forgotten. Van Wyk’s 95 came off 158 balls and with Van Jaarsveld, they put on 145 for the second wicket before Van Wyk pushed at a delivery down leg and edged to the keeper.
Van Jaarsveld was then joined by Cody Chetty, who saw the 31-year-old reach his 15th first-class century off 108 balls. Three overs later, rain and bad light called for stumps after 49 overs of play.
The Warriors will resume day three in a strong position with Van Jaarsveld unbeaten on 103 and Chetty in support on 13.
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