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A 28th profession five-wicket haul by Keshav Maharaj proved key for the Dolphins as they accomplished a nine-wicket win over the Lions of their season-opening Four-Day Residence Sequence encounter on the final phrase day in Durban on Thursday.
The Proteas spinner claimed six for 101 in 38.Four overs, receiving good help from fellow sluggish bowler Prenelan Subrayen (three/63) to assist dismiss the defending champions for 210 shortly after lunch on day 4.
That left the house side a goal of 11, which they shortly chased to wrap up an emphatic victory at Kingsmead.
It had been a formidable all-round current for the house side constructed on a report venue stand of 344 between Sarel Erwee (199) and Keegan Petersen (173).
Their partnership had left the Lions needing to bat large of their second innings, nonetheless they struggled and reached stumps after three days on 75 for 3.
Temba Bavuma (25) and Ryan Rickelton (35) managed so as in order so as to add 48 for the fourth wicket at first, nonetheless each had been eradicated by Subrayen in fast succession, with Nicky van den Bergh (Four) furthermore falling in between.
All three had been dismissed leg prior to wicket.
That muddle of wickets led to the Lions slipping from 117 for 3 to 126 for six.
From there the Lions’ potentialities of salvaging one factor was slim. Maharaj caught it in by wrapping up the tail to go away the champions all out in 82.Four overs.
The Dolphins misplaced Grant Roelofsen (1) cheaply for the second time contained in the recreation of their transient chase, nonetheless that proved the one blip in a big win.
– Cricket South Africa