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South Africa T-20 Challenge: Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen Give Dolphins 3rd Win

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By IANS News
February 22, 2021 • 12:13 PM View: 3058

A 92-run opening partnership between Sarel Erwee and Keegan Petersen helped the Hollywoodbets Dolphins make it three wins from three to lead the Betway T20 Challenge, thanks to a three-wicket win over the Dafabet Warriors via the Duckworth/Lewis Method on Sunday.

Both Erwee and Petersen struck half-centuries. Left-hander Erwee blasted four huge sixes and two fours on his way to 52 off 37 balls while Petersen recorded a more measured 58 not out (56 balls, 3 fours, 1 six) in what proved to be a relatively easy chase of 144 at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium.

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Earlier, the Eastern Cape franchise had captain Sinethemba Qeshile to thank after he hit an unbeaten 47 off 38 deliveries after winning the toss and batting.

The Warriors just could not get going during their innings following another stellar performance by spinner Keshav Maharaj, who returned figures of none for 12 in four overs, two of which were remarkable maidens. Maharaj opened the bowling once again and put the brakes on from the outset, with his tight bowling leaving the Warriors on just 61 for three at halfway.


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