Smith Ton Propels Dolphins To Victory Over Dragons

Smith Ton Propels Dolphins To Victory Over Dragons

DURBAN: A special knock from Jason Smith (116* off 103) propelled the Hollywoodbets Dolphins to victory over North West Dragons at the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead on Friday.

Smith came to the crease with Dolphins trailing on 54/3 to steer the ship home for the hosts. He anchored crucial partnerships in the middle, including 74 runs with Tshepang Dithole (34) for the fifth wicket followed by 79 runs with Andile Phehlukwayo (25).

A thrilling encounter which saw Dolphins needing six from eight before Smith blasted a maximum to secure victory with seven balls to spare, and Dolphins finished the innings on 264/7.

Earlier, Dragons were off to a great start after half centuries from Raynard Van Tonder (54), Wihan Lubbe (67) and Senuran Muthusamy (67) helped the visitors set the target to 264 runs.

After electing to bowl firsts, Daryn Dupavillon (3/43) starred with the ball for the hosts, supported in the attack by skipper Ethan Bosch (2/44) and Ottniel Baartman (2/43) who returned two scalps each. Andile Phehlukwayo and Jon Jon Smuts also registered their names as Dragons ended their innings on 263/9 in their allotted 50 overs.

In Division 2, Andile Simelane led with the bat, smashing 110 off 72 (10 boundaries and 6 maximums) to help SA Emerging to a respectable target of 288 all out against Mpumalanga Rhinos in Pretoria. The Rhinos set up a good chase to win the game by three wickets.

In Kimberly, Northern Cape Heat fell short by three runs against Eastern Storm whilst Limpopo Impalas secured a 24-run victory against Eastern Cape Iinyathi in East London.




Saturday, 23 September 2023   

13h00: DP World Lions vs Western Province – DP World Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

13h00: Momentum Multiply Titans vs Gbets Rocks – SuperSport Park, Centurion

Monday, 25 September 2023

13h00: Western Province vs Dafabet Warriors – Newlands Cricket Ground



Monday, 25 September 2023

10h00: Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers vs Limpopo Impalas – Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn

10h00: Eastern Storm vs SA Emerging – Willowmoore Park Stadium, Benoni


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