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The Dolphins are full of confidence after their 247-run win against the Titans and are looking to keep the momentum when they play the Lions in the Sunfoil Series at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Thursday.
“That's exactly how we want to play and hopefully we can take that forward,” Dolphins captain Daryn Smit said of his side's efficient display against the Titans.
“But we can't get ahead of ourselves, because the Lions are a very good side. We need to stay focussed and keep winning,” said Smit.
The Dolphins captain said he was happy with the Sahara Stadium Kingsmead track, and hoped that it can be replicated for the match against the Lions.
“There was definitely something in it for the bowlers, and we had to work hard with the bat before we could cash in,” said Smit.
“And it was great to see the bowlers hitting the right areas. Kyle Abbott may have got the rewards in the second innings, but they all did well as a unit, and that's what we need to do going forward.”
Smit's counterpart, Stephen Cook, said his side would be wary of the Dolphins, especially on their home track.
“That's the beauty of this competition. Everyone can beat everyone, and I guess that's why the franchise system has produced so many quality players for the national set-up,” said Cook.
Cook was also encouraged by his side's scrap for a draw against the Knights, especially after their surprise defeat to the Warriors in the previous match.
“I think we can put down the Warriors match to a bad day at the office,” said Cook.
It's unusual for us to get rolled over for 59, and I think the boys bounced back well in Potch, where we scored 300 twice in tough conditions. - Sapa