CSA 4-Day Domestic Series Round Up: Day 1 Latest News
CSA 4-Day Domestic Series Round Up: Day 1 Latest News and match reports
Linde provides bite as Cobras take control
A 10th career five-for by George Linde gave the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras command after the opening day of their 4-Day Domestic Series encounter against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in Oudtshoorn on Monday.
The Standard Bank Proteas spinner claimed six for 51 as the visitors were rolled over for 174 at the Recreation Ground, with the home side then reaching the close two down for 55.
That left them 119 runs in arrears, but with eight wickets standing, they were easily the winners on day one.
Linde led the way with his wickets, especially considering the bottom-of-the-table Dolphins had won the toss and batted.
They were all at sea in the face of the Cobras' bowling, with only South Africa duo Andile Phehlukwayo (61 off 83 balls, 11 fours) and Senuran Muthusamy (37) managing decent contributions.
They put on 97 together after their side had slumped to 61 for five to at least post a semi-respectable first-innings score.
After the Dolphins were dismissed in 70.3 overs, spinners Muthusamy (1/9) and Prenelan Subrayen (1/13) claimed the wickets of Janneman Malan (20) and Matthew Kleinveldt (12) to give their side something to cheer about by the close.
Qeshile and Second keep Warriors in contest
Sinethemba Qeshile and Rudi Second struck key half-centuries as the Warriors fought back to finish day one of their 4-Day Domestic Series clash against the Momentum Multiply Titans with honours even at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Monday.
The visitors reached stumps on 292 for eight with the former top-scoring through his innings of 77 (148 balls, 10 fours) - his best showing of the 2019/20 season.
The latter had earlier made 52 (108 balls, 10 fours) on a day that the Eastern Cape franchise lost regular wickets but still managed to keep the scoreboard ticking.
They had won the toss and opted to bat first, but lost Matthew Breetzke (0) and Yaseen Vallie (23) early.
The in-form Eddie Moore (43) helped steady some nerves but fell with the score on 126.
Second and Qeshile then began rebuilding, and even though the more senior wicketkeeper was dismissed shortly after the 150 was raised, the younger gloveman Qeshile picked up the mantle alongside his experienced captain, Jon-Jon Smuts.
The skipper made 35 as the pair added 91 for the fifth wicket.
But late wickets, including that of Qeshile, pegged back the away side.
Tshepo Moreki finished as the best of the bowlers with three for 61, while Dayyaan Galiem nabbed two for 42.
Dominic Hendricks dominates good day for Lions
A 14th career century by Dominic Hendricks helped the log-leading Imperial Lions take control after a rain-affected opening day of their 4-Day Domestic Series encounter against the VKB Knights in Johannesburg on Monday.
The left-hander was in the middle from start to finish unbeaten on 142 (265 balls,26 fours) when the defending champions went to stumps on 331 for four at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium.
Eighty-seven overs were sent down on the opening day - a good return considering time was lost due to lightning and rain - with the match resuming after the interruption.
Before that Hendricks and Joshua Richards, who impressed with 62 (111 balls, 10 fours) had offered their side a sound foundation with a strong 146-run opening stand.
This was after their captain, Nicky van den Bergh, won the toss and opted to bat first.
Following the dismissal of Richards, Reeza Hendricks (17) and Temba Bavuma (9), Wihan Lubbe's sparkling 65 off 55 balls that included three sixes and 10 fours kept the Lions in control of the game.
After he fell, Van den Bergh provided support with 21 not out until the close.
Corne Dry finished day one as the pick of the bowlers with two for 75.
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