Bedingham half century after Zondo double ton sets up big first innings score

Khaya Zondo (203* off 299 balls) scored a maiden career double-century as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins recorded a mammoth first innings score against the Six Gun Grill Western Province on Day Two of the first round of the CSA Four-Day Domestic Series in Cape Town on Saturday.

After resuming the day’s play on 186/4, overnight batters Zondo and Jason Smith began the day in fine fettle, going onto add 211 runs for the fifth wicket with both men bringing up their respective hundreds before Zondo continued with the lower order to reach the incredible milestone as the Dolphins declared on an impressive 489/8.

Kyle Simmonds finished the innings with figures of four for 146 for Western Province before his teammates started their reply with the bat. That reply began with a setback as the Dolphins removed both of the home side’s openers early on before a partnership between David Bedingham (62) and Zubayr Hamza (24) carried WP to 101/4 at stumps after both batters fell late on.