Lions won by 6 wickets against Dolphins

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 | 0

Ram Slam T20 Challenge which is currently known as CSA T20 Challenge 2017/18 is going on which is the top professional T20 domestic league cricket competition in South Africa. As like before total six teams have participated here for the title. Already number of matches were hosted there and today we talk about the 8th match of the tournament which was staged between Lions and Dolphins. In the match, Lions won by 6 wickets against Dolphins.

The match between them was hosted at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom where Dolphins won the toss and decided to bat first. They presented 168 runs target in front of the Lions by losing six wickets. But, Lions successfully chased the score in selected 20 overs. They had still six wickets in hand.

Lions won by 6 wickets against Dolphins

Sarel Erwee and Morne van Wyk started the innings of Dolphins but they stumbled in just 4 runs when opener Sarel got out by lbw. Later, in the 1st wicket partnership, they added just 20 runs when Dane Vilas was gone by Rabada. 2nd wicket partnership between Morne and skipper Zindo added more than 35 runs but captain added just 8 runs. Though top orders were failed to do their jobs but middle order played well. Sibonelo Makhanya remained not out with highest 46 runs. They scored well at the end and gave a handsome target to the Lions. 168 runs seemed perfect for the ground. Among the bowlers, captain Aaron Phangiso took two wickets so far.

However, came to chase the score Lions made a dashing start. Openers added 158 runs to the scoreboard. Rassie van der Dussen scored 57 runs and Reeza Hendricks scored unbeaten 102 runs for the Lions. They almost reached the given target but in the meantime, their opening partnership was broken and later within 8 runs, they lost four wickets so far. Finally in 20 overs, they scored 170 runs and managed a great victory by six wickets. Dolphins skipper used seven bowlers to make a breakthrough but they could not bring success but at the end Phehlukwayo made the precious breakthrough. But by then it was too late to recover. Phehlukwayo took highest two wickets for the team Dolphins.

After the great victory, Lions promoted their position on the point table, They are now standing in 2nd position where they played three matches and won twice times. Dolphins is in 3rd position considering the run rate.

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