One Day Cup

Knights defend 105 v Warriors

2012-11-24 11:59
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Port Elizabeth - Johannes van der Wath and Ryan McLaren claimed seven wickets between them to help the Knights to an amazing 59-run victory over the Warriors in an incredible Momentum One-Day Cup clash at St George’s on Friday.

Veteran Van der Wath snared 4-26 in nine overs on a surface that aided the bowlers, while captain McLaren bagged 3-11 in eight, including three maidens, to leave the hosts all out in 20.3 overs for a woeful 46, the second lowest total in the competition’s history.

The Eastern Cape franchise was only chasing 106 to win after a poor batting display from the Knights saw the visitors bowled out in just 32.3 overs.

Makhaya Ntini was the stand-out performer earlier when he snatched 3-20 in 10 overs.

He was one of three players to take three wickets, the other two being Andrew Birch (3-31), who did the early damage, and Ayabulela Gqamane (3-16), who helped wrap up the tail.

It was a second successive batting flop for the Knights - they were rolled over for just 94 in 34.1 overs against the Cape Cobras five days ago.

The only player to show any sign of application was debutant wicketkeeper Rudi Second, who made 38 opening the batting and was last man out.

After winning the toss and batting first, the visitors were pegged back by a double Birch blow that took out Michael Erlank (0) and Rilee Rossouw (20). Werner Coetzee (four) and Obus Pienaar (one) were then trapped leg before wicket by Ntini leaving the Knights on 32/4.

Second and McLaren (20) provided the highest stand of the innings - their 27-run effort taking their team past 50.

Once that was broken, though, Aubrey Swanepoel (0), Nicky Boje (10), Johannes van der Wath (two) and Shadley van Schalkwyk (one) provided little resistance as Gqamane ran through the tail with the Knights all out for a paltry 105.

The home team’s response turned out to be even worse as the Warriors were left embarrassed in front of their home fans.

Despite losing Ashwell Prince (two) to Van der Wath early, their start was decent enough as Jon-Jon Smuts (10) and Colin Ingram (12) took them to 26/1 in the 12th over.

But it all fell apart from there, with the two set batsmen along with Colin Ackermann, Parnell (both ducks) and captain Davy Jacobs (one) falling for the addition of one run - Van der Wath claiming three of those scalps in his sixth over.

Craig Thyssen (11) tried to adopt an aggressive approach, but was bowled by Boje (1-7) either side of the Warriors losing Gqamane (0) and Basheer Walters (eight), before Ntini (0) was last man out when he fell to Siboto.

Teams:

Warriors:


Davy Jacobs (captain & wkt), Ashwell Prince, Jon-Jon Smuts, Colin Ingram, Colin Ackermann, Craig Thyssen, Wayne Parnell, Andrew Birch, Ayabulela Gqamane, Makhaya Ntini, Basheer Walters

Knights:

Rudi Second (wkt), Michael Erlank, Rilee Rossouw, Werner Coetzee, Obus Pienaar, Ryan McLaren (captain), Nicky Boje, Aubrey Swanepoel, Johannes van der Wath, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Malusi Siboto

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