Dolphins And VKB Knight End It With A Draw

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Danes Vila unbeaten Century helps the Hollywoodbets Dolphins to settle it with a draw against the VBK Knights  at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Sunday.

A half Century by Senuran Muthusamy and Vaughn Van Jaarsveld were also the key factors that help the Dolphins to complete an incredible Sunfoil Series draw against Knights.

The Visitors didn’t have a good game at all as they began day three having fallen 241 runs behind the knight’s first innings total of 478.

Vila struck a free-scoring 102 included 14 fours, 2 sixes from 105 balls that helped the visitors move from their overnight 187 for one in their follow innings to 426 for four when the match ended.

This was a good came back for the as they erased the shortfall and declared on 426 for six just before tea on Sunday, leaving the Knights needing 186 in a session and a bit.

Erwee’s removal was squeeze in by Van Jaarsveld (51 off 64 balls, 7 fours, 1 six), with whom he added 80 with for the second wicket, and Sibonelo Makhanya for a duck.

It opened the door slightly for the reigning champion Knights, but Muthusamy shut it closed again with an unbeaten 73 (149 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) to help Vilas save the day.

The result leaves the Knights to 85.08 points in third, just over seven behind the leading Multiply Titans (92.10). The Dolphins (72.70) are fifth.

VKB KNIGHTS: Luthando Mnyanda, Grant Mokoena, Theunis de Bruyn (capt), Petrus van Biljon, Rudi Second (wk), Shadley van Schalkwyk, Patrick Kruger, Marchant de Lange, Duanne Olivier, Eddie Leie, Diego Rosier