Dupavillon takes four more as Dolphins go top

Dupavillon takes four more as Dolphins go top

Daryn Dupavillon finished with 11 wickets in the match as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins surged to the top of their 4-Day Domestic Series pool with a five-wicket win over the VKB Knights midway through day three in Durban on Wednesday.

The Proteas fast bowler grabbed four for 66 to go with his seven for 38 in the first innings as 13 wickets went down in the 47.4 overs that were bowled on what turned out to be the final day at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium.

It meant that Dupavillon ended with a career-best 11 for 104 – the second 10-for of his first-class career and the best bowling by a paceman in the history of the fixture.

His exploits, together with those of Senuran Muthusamy (3/45), completely blew the Knights away and undid all the hard work that had been done the previous day.

In what was a low-scoring affair on the east coast, the Central Franchise had been blown away for 116 in their first innings, with the home side then replying with 253.

However, Allan Donald’s side clawed their way back on day two reaching stumps on 150 for two and with a 13-run lead.

But they failed to build on that, losing their remaining eight wickets for just 57.

Dupavillon started the slide by removing nightwatchman Migael Pretorius for eight, before Prenelan Subrayen cleaned up Patrick Botha for six.

Top-scorer Matthew Kleinveldt was run out by Khaya Zondo for 77 (191 balls, 12 fours) and Dupavillon cleaned up Grant Mokoena

(3) as well as Wandile Makwetu (19).

Another Proteas player, Muthusamy then ran through the tail, with Farhaan Behardien (18) last man out to the star fast bowler.

That left the Dolphins needing to chase a target of 77 and they made heavy of it, before Keegan Petersen’s unbeaten 28 took them over the line at 78 for five.

Shaun von Berg was their nemesis with three for 12, but ultimately a lack of runs proved to be the downfall of the visitors as they suffered a second successive loss.