Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: CSA Provincial One Day Challenge Division 1 2023 - Lions vs Dolphins - 8th Match - 27 September, 2023
The 8th match of the CSA Provincial One Day Challenge Division 1 will be played between Lions and Dolphins on the 27th of September at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Current Form Dolphins:
Dolphins are currently placed at the 2nd position on points table with 1 win to their name.
The top run scorer for Dolphins in the competition is Jason Smith with 116 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Dolphins in the competition is Durayn Dupavillon with 3 scalps under his belt.
Dolphins have won their previous match against North West by 3 wickets.
North West batted first and they posted a total of 263 for 9 in 50 overs. The start wasn't ideal as North West lost both it's openers early on. Wihan Lubbe and Raynard Van Tonder then revived the innings with their 3rd wicket stand of 53 runs. Lubbe scored 67 while Tonder made 54 runs. Senuran Muthusamy in the middle order also played well and scored 67 runs but he slowed down way too much in the death overs and North West had to settle for a total of 263 in the end.
During the chase, Dolphins lost 4 wickets for 56 runs and looked to be in all sorts of trouble. Jason Smith then took the responsibility of taking his team over the line. He smashed 116 not out in 103 balls to ensure his team cruised home comfortably with 3 wickets in hand.
Current Form Lions:
Lions are currently placed at the bottom most position on the points table with 2 losses to their credit.
The top run scorer for Lions in the competition is Wiaan Mulder with 100 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Lions in the competition is Tshepo Moreki with 1 scalp under his belt.
Lions have lost their previous match against Western Province by a big margin of 10 wickets.
Lions batted first and they were bowled out for a small total of 128. All of the top order failed terribly as Nandre Burger bowled amazingly well. He returned the figures of 6 for 38. Had it not been about Wiaan Mulder's fightback and his innings of 92, Lions wouldn't have been able to make even a 100.
Western Province in reply were really meaning business. They smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground. Tony de Zorzi scored 68 while Jonathan Bird made 62 as Western Province cruised home in the 17th over with 10 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Dolphins: David Miller, Jason Smith, Khaya Zondo, Marques Ackemann, Sarek Erwee, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bryce Parsons, Eathan Bosch, JJ Smuts, Grant Roelofsen, Tshepang Dithole, Andile Simelane, Daryn Dupavillon, Keshav Maharaj, Okhule Cele, Ottniel Baartman, Prenelan Subrayen
Lions: Temba Bavuma (captain), Cole Abrahams, Dominic Hendricks, Evan Jones, Joshua Richards, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Zubayr Hamza, Delano Potgieter, Marco van Biljon, Mitchell van Buuren, Muhammad Manack, Wiaan Mulder, Connor Esterhuizen, Ronan Hermann, Ryan Rickelton, Wandile Makwetu, Bjorn Fortuin, Codi Yusuf, Duanne Olivier, Junaid Dawood, Kagiso Rabada, Lutho Sipamla, Malusi Siboto, Nqabayomzi Peter, Sisanda Magala, Tsepo Ndwandwa, Tshepo Moreki
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Lions
Who will win?- Dolphins
Top Batter (Runs Scored) - Wiaan Mulder (Lions), JJ Smuts (Dolphins)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)- Bjorn Fortuin (Lions), Durayn Dupavillon (Dolphins)
Most Sixes – Wiaan Mulder (Lions), JJ Smuts (Dolphins)
Player of the Match- JJ Smuts (Dolphins)
Team Scores Batting first – Dolphins 260+, Lions 210+
Match Handicap: Dolphins
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