The Highveld Lions and Dolphins are next up for a collision in the 5th match of CSA T20 challenge which will take place at the Kingsmead in Durban. This will the second match for both teams in this season, Dolphins kicked-off their season with a win, whereas Highveld Lions had a losing start to their campaign.
Dolphins defeated Knights in their opening game of the season by 4 wickets. Batting first, Knights could only manage 133 on the board as none of their batsmen got going except for Aubrey Swanepoel who scored 31 from 19 deliveries.
It was P Subrayen who inflicted pain in the batting line-up with figures of 3 for 15 from 4 overs, while Daryn Dupavillon was the second best with 2 for 15 from his quota of 4 overs. Dolphins reply was led by M Ackerman who scored an unbeaten 44 from 36 deliveries which included 5 fours and ensured his team was over the finishing line with 4 wickets in hand and 9 balls to spare.
Highveld Lions, on the other hand, got off to a disappointing start as they lost to Cape Cobras by 5 runs. Chasing a formidable 170 to win, Lions could only manage 164 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs despite Ricky Rickelton and skipper Temba Bavuma’s valiant batting effort.
Where – Kingsmead, Durban
When – April 10, Tuesday at 09:30 PM IST
Total Matches- 14
Average 1st inn score- 148
Average 2nd inn score- 134
Highest total recorded- 218/4 (20 Overs) by IND vs ENG
Lowest total recorded- 73/10 (16.5 Overs) by KEN vs NZ
Highest score chased- 158/7 (19.2 Overs) by RSA vs AUS
Lowest total defended- 164/9 (20 Overs) by NZ vs ENG
Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Ryan Rickelton, Malusi Siboto, Nono Pongolo, Wiaan Mulder, Wihan Lubbe.
M Van Wyk, S Makhanya, E Bosch, Sarel Erwee, Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo, M Ackerman, K Maharaj, P Subrayen, L Zuma, D Dupavillon.
Players who could be the game changers:
For Lions, the likes of Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen will be the batsmen to bet on. Wicket-keeper Ricky Rickelton was the top scorer in the last game for Lions and will be looking to carry forward his good show.
Willem Mulder and Beuran Hendricks will hold the key in the bowling department for the lions.
Highveld Lions will rely heavily upon Khaya Zondo, M Ackerman for their batting strength. The skipper Khaya Zondo had an ordinary last game but will look to back himself here.
In the bowling department, Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj will be one to watch out along with P Subrayen who was scalped 3 in the last game.
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