KHAYA ZONDO’S fourth first-class hundred and an unbeaten 72 from David Miller set the Sunfoil Dolphins up for a solid first-innings lead on day two of their Sunfoil Series match against the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras at Boland Park.
The lack of experience in the Cobras attack was clear as Zondo hit a fluid 127 from the number three position, helping the Dolphins go to stumps on 308 for five in response to the Cobras’ 304 all out.
The Dolphins now have an excellent opportunity to press home their advantage and overtake the Cobras at the top of the standings.
The hosts were unable to add to their total on the second morning as Kyle Abbott claimed the final wicket to finish with figures of 5 for 60, and ended up enduring a long day in the field.
Although Travis Muller dismissed both Dolphins openers cheaply to leave the visitors 37 for two, Zondo combined with Cody Chetty (40) for a 102-run partnership and then added 94 with Miller.
Zondo’s 181-ball innings was eventually ended by debutant Petrus Jeftha, but Morne van Wyk kept Miller company for an hour and 40 minutes to take the scores level.
Van Wyk was run out by Muller in the penultimate over of the day, but the Dolphins will be confident that Miller can carry them to a significant lead.