Vaughn van Jaarsveld struck the highest individual score of the season to help keep the slim CSA T20 Challenge semi-final hopes of the Dolphins alive with a seven-wicket victory over the Warriors at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
The opener battered five sixes and 12 fours in a 69-ball unbeaten 112 as the visitors made light work of a 154-victory target, crossing the finish line with 10 deliveries to spare.
It was a much-needed win for the Durbanites, only their second of the season, but one that helped them move on to 16 points – three behind the Titans in the final qualifying spot, with one round of the regular season to come on Sunday.
Van Jaarsveld was unquestionably the star, but his career-best score and maiden T20 ton came after the bowlers had turned in a solid showing to restrict their hosts after winning the toss and bowling.
They had the Warriors on 32/3 after an early wicket each by Robbie Frylinck (2/35), Daryn Dupavillon (1/31) and the outstanding Keshav Maharaj (1/18).