On the back on the Sunfoil Dolphins finishing as runners-up in the Franchise Sixes Challenge of the Global Softech Sixes tournament courtesy of a one run loss to The Unlimited Titans in Friday’s final, three of the team’s stars then continued to fly the franchise’s flag high on Saturday and Sunday when they represented the victorious South African team in the Africa Sixes Challenge.
Khaya Zondo, Cameron Delport and Robbie Frylinck temporarily swapped their black and green Dolphins strip for South Africa’s green and gold as they joined the Titan’s Farhaan Berhadien, Mangaliso Mosehle and David Wiese as well as the bizhub Highveld Lions’ Chris Morris in overcoming the challenge of their Zimbabwean, Namibian, Kenyan, Ugandan and Tanzanian counterparts.
Delport was eager to get back out in the middle after having sat out day two of the franchise competition and he soon left his mark on the international division of the competition.
His rapid-fire 36 not out in the clash against Zimbabwe – which South Africa clinched by 29 runs – earned him the Man of the Match award while Frylinck’s 34 not out off just six deliveries in South Africa’s 3 wicket victory over Uganda earned him the same accolade.
As Zondo chipped-in with both bat and ball, it was Delport who continued to steal the limelight on day two as he smashed his way past the 30-run compulsory retirement mark off just six deliveries against Tanzania (34*) in South Africa’s final round robin game and Kenya (32*) in the final.
Frylinck’s miserly 1/9 against Kenya however saw him pick up his second Man of the Match award of the African leg of the tournament and the fourth top performer accolade of the four days of action.
All three Sunfoil Dolphins men return home to add the finishing touches to their Champions League T20 preparations before they and the rest of the squad depart for India on Saturday 13 September.