Knights edge Cobras to go top
Pite van Biljon (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Knights turned the Sunfoil Series log
on its head when they beat the Cape Cobras by two wickets at Newlands on
result means that the Knights now top the log with the Highveld Lions in second
place in spite of their heavy loss to the Dolphins.
also won outright and there are now only three points separating the top four
Alexander took a career best 6/38 to finish off the Highveld Lions second
innings and give the Dolphins a 398-run victory at Senwes Park.
Lions, 73/6 overnight, were dismissed for 102 with Thami Tsolekile (27*)
running out of partners.
David Miller, who scored centuries in both
Dolphins innings, was named Man of the Match.
84/4 overnight in pursuit of an unlikely target of 440 for victory, were
quickly in trouble on the final day of their match when Wayne Parnell dismissed
Albie Morkel and Mangaliso Mosehle in quick succession to have them 84/6.
was no way back for the Titans from this position. Francois le Clus battled his
way to 58 off 115 balls (11 fours) before Simon Harmer cleaned up the tail.
Roelof van der Merwe fought a lone battle to finish undefeated on 61 (78 balls,
finished with 5/48 and Harmer with 4/57 to give their side victory by 225 runs.
It was Parnell’s third career five-wicket
haul. His eight wickets in the match won him the Man of the Match award.
In Cape Town, Werner Coetsee took his
seventh five-wicket haul to set up the Knights for their victory over the Cobras.
Cobras were dismissed for a modest 209 with only Andrew Puttick (55 off 144
balls, 11 fours) and Yaseen Vallie (68 off 115 balls, 120 fours) holding up the
The Knights were left to make 170 for
victory in 47 overs.
The Cobras looked as though they might turn
the game on its head when Rory Kleinveldt and Dane Piedt took three wickets
between them in three successive overs.
However, the Knights had the man for the
moment in Pite van Biljon who followed his century in the first innings with
top score of 44 in the second to get his team across the line. Dane Piedt
finished with 4/60 and Beuran Hendricks with 3/29.
Van Biljon was named Man of the Match.