Cape Town - A splendid career-best 177 by David Miller ensured that the Knights held the advantage
after day three of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Highveld Lions
at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Saturday.
Standard Bank Proteas limited-overs star, making his debut for the home side,
batted for over four hours and clubbed two sixes and 31 fours in his aggressive
195-ball knock to help his team post 572 all out, a lead of 89.
Erlank also hit a century with his 103 (240 balls, 13 fours) forming part of a
fine 243-run third-wicket alongside Miller - the centuries being the fifth for
both players in their first-class careers.
It was also
the latter’s highest score, beating his 149 for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins
against the Lions back in the 2010/11 season.
also two other substantial contributions for the hosts. Fast bowler Marchant de
Lange smashed his highest score of 65, which came from just 53 balls and
included 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Luthando Mnyanda hit 59 (119 balls, 8 fours) as the home side dominated.
Ayavuya Myoli was the best of the bowlers for the Lions with his 4/145.
his showing with the bat, De Lange (1/15) then struck to take out Reeza
Hendricks, who completed a pair in his first match against his former employers.
Schalkwyk (1/9) dealt the away side another blow before the close by removing
Rassie van der Dussen (26) with the Lions trailing by 27 after closing on 62/2.