Proteas star Andile Phehlukwayo starred with bat and ball to secure a 22-run victory for the Dolphins over the Cape Cobras at Boland Park in Paarl on Friday night.
Phehlukwayo first scored 67 off 66 balls (6x4, 2x6), and then took 4/56 in 10 overs as the Dolphins scored 276/7 off 50 overs, and bowled out the Cobras for 254 in 49 overs.
While Phehlukwayo played a valuable knock late in the Dolphins innings, the foundation was laid by captain Khaya Zondo, who scored a gritty 93 off 157 balls.
Zondo hit just four boundaries in total (2x4, 2x6), but made good use of the big outfield at Boland Park by running hard between the wickets.
The Dolphins were in trouble at 43/3 after 11 overs, with Vaughan van Jaarsveld (5), Dane Vilas (5) and David Miller (7) all falling cheaply.