Subrayen's seven highlights bowlers dominance at Kingsmead
Hollywoodbets Dolphins spinner Prenelan Subrayen took career-best figures of seven for 52 as fifteen wickets fell on day two of the CSA 4-Day Domestic Series clash between the Dolphins and the Momentum Multiply Titans at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Monday.
It was a sound start from the visitors as their openers took the score to the 30 run mark before it became the Prenelan Subrayen show as the off-spinner, and his spin partner Jon-Jon Smuts, produced a mercurial spell of bowling.
Firstly Jiveshan Pillay was caught for 16 off the bowling of Smuts before Neil Brand was bowled going back to a full Subrayen delivery. With two wickets down the Titans had 55 runs on the board and there would have been little panic in their ranks.
Just two runs later and Subrayen had a third when Dewald Brevis copied Brand’s lead and went back to a full ball that bowled him for two.
Smuts bagged his second as Sibz Makhanya chipped one to midwicket where Subrayen did the catching. The Titans had gone from 30 without loss to 57 for four in eight overs as the Dolphins gained the momentum.
Wickets again fell in a cluster when Donavon Ferriera was trapped in front by Subrayen for 14 going for a sweep shot. What followed was two more wickets for the addition of just one run as the Titans fell to 77 for seven.
Musa Twala was cleverly caught by captain Marques Ackerman going for a reverse sweep and then Junior Dala was also caught off the next delivery to plunge the Titans into more trouble.
Corbin Bosch and Aya Gqamane combined for the Titans’ best partnership before and after lunch. The pair patched together 56 crucial runs in fourteen overs.
It was a crucial eighth wicket partnership before Subrayen had a sixth wicket when Gqamane holed out to deep square leg for 27 where Thando Ntini took a neat catch.
With two wickets in hand the Titans’ total was 133 and the match had moved forward swiftly on day two.
Four runs later and Subrayen had a seventh when Smangaliso Nhlebela was adjudged LBW for two and the Dolphins were well on top with the ball as the Titans were 137 for nine after 42 overs.
Corbin Bosch was the last wicket to fall with the score on 165 and his personal tally on 54.
The Dolphins first innings got off to a poor start as they slumped to 17 for three with SJ Erwee, Marques Ackerman and Khaya Zondo all falling cheaply.
Bryce Parsons and Jason Smith then tried to get the Dolphins back on track, however they could only add fifteen runs to the total before Parsons was stumped off the bowling of Donavon Ferreira.
It was Smith and Grant Roelofsen who did get the Dolphins back on the straight and narrow with a 76 run stand which took the Dolphins past 100. Unfortunately for the Dolphins Roelofsen was the next wicket to fall when he was caught for 36.
Andile Phehlukwayo and Jason Smith took the Dolphins to stumps with the score on 109 for five. Smith will start day three on 39 and Phehlukwayo on one with the deficit at 56 runs.