Duanne Olivier came back from being hit for two sixes by Robbie Frylinck in the final over to claim a tie for the Knights. Photo: Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix

Robbie Frylinck again played a key role with successive sixes in the final over to help the Dolphins secure a tie against the Knights in their Momentum One-Day Cup clash at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Sunday.

The Proteas T20 all-rounder, who blasted twin sixes to overcome the Cape Cobras in Paarl on Wednesday, hit a run-a-ball 33 to tie the scores.

But he was one of two wickets that fell from the final two balls of the match as the visitors replied to the 233/9 set by the hosts by posting the exact same score.

It was a remarkable end to the game, and left the Knights with a second tie this season and also without a win after five rounds of action.

They had earlier won the toss and opted to bat first, with Rudi Second (66 off 89 balls, 5x4) and Patrick Kruger (59 off 68 balls, 5x4, 1x6) both hitting half-centuries.

Andile Phehlukwayo was the pick of the bowlers with 3/49.

Despite Senuran Muthusamy striking 68 (89 balls, 5x4, 2x6), the Dolphins lost wickets at regular intervals, and at 181/7, appeared destined for defeat.

But Frylinck and Prenelan Subrayen (21) had other ideas, putting on a 52-run eighth-wicket stand that took them to the brink.

There were 14 runs needed for victory in the final over, and Frylinck levelled the scores by smashing Duanne Olivier (3/52) for two sixes off the second and third balls, leaving the Dolphins with two to get from three.

But the fast bowler got rid of both batsmen, Subrayen for obstructing the field, as the Knights earned a share of the points.

The Dolphins now top the log on 21 points followed by the Titans on 19 and the Cobras on 18. All three teams have played six matches.

African News Agency (ANA)