Citizen Reporter
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6 Mar 2016
3:52 pm

Dolphins ease to Warriors win

Citizen Reporter

Andile Phehlukwayo ended with career-best figures of 4/39.

EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 03: Sarel Erwee of Sunfoil Dolphins out LBW during the Sunfoil Series match between Warriors and Sunfoil Dolphins at Buffalo Park on March 03, 2016 in East London, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Phehlukwayo ended with career-best figures as the Sunfoil Dolphins completed a comfortable innings and 54-run victory over the Warriors early on day four of their Sunfoil Series clash in East London on Sunday.

The young all-rounder claimed 4/39, beating his previous first-class best of 3/69, to ensure the hosts were bowled out for just 187 in their follow-on innings.

Jerry Nqolo top-scored for the Warriors with 64 (144 balls, 9 fours), before he was eventually the second last man to fall when he was cleaned up by the spin of Keshav Maharaj (2/49).

Craig Alexander (1/47) accounted for Ayabulela Gqamane (8), while Phehlukwayo dismissed Thandolwethu Mnyaka (16).

Only 21 overs were bowled on the final morning, with the Warriors adding exactly 50 to their overnight score.

Despite not being amongst the wickets on the last day, Daryn Dupavillon ended with 2/32 in the second innings and was named man-of-the-match for his overall analysis of 7/81.

The result handed the Warriors a fifth defeat in six games this season and left them firmly rooted to the foot of the table, while the Dolphins stayed fourth, but now within seven points of the third-placed VKB Knights.