Dawood has had a topsy-turvy season to date as he had a back injury at the start of the campaign and was also not selected for one match.
But the feat against Boland was just the right medicine in the home strait for Western Province.
“I worked quite intensively with Paul Adams (the coach) and we did technical drills in the nets last week. It has been a stop-start season and I have not captured as many wickets as I have wanted to,” said Dawood.
“He bowled with good control. In the middle-period Luke Philander and he put them under pressure and then he captured the wickets,” said Adams.
World Sports Betting Cape Cobras bowler Mthiwekhaya Nabe, who has struggled with a rib injury of late, was back on the park and nipped out 1-21 in six overs.
Simon Khomari, also a member of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, who has also been sidelined with an injury, struck 35 for Boland and will be in line for selection for the next Momentum One Day Cup match.
Adams was also full of praise for Qaasim Adams, who has struck 2 centuries in 2 three-day matches for Western Province since his return to the team.
“He has re-focused his game very well and made sure he did not get distracted,” Adams said.
“Jack Newby got injured during the game against Boland so we were under pressure. Qaasim was nice and patient and ticked off the bad balls. Normally he is a free-scoring player who looks to dominate but this time he was more patient after the bad start we had in the first innings,” Adams added.