Sunfoil Series

Rudi Second's ton helps Knights dominate Cobras

2017-10-06 18:35
Rudi Second (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - An unbeaten Rudi Second century led a commanding batting display by the Knights as they bossed the opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Cape Cobras at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Friday.

Wicketkeeper Second made 119 (176 balls, 14 fours) - his 17th career century - as the visitors marked their maiden appearance at the stadium by amassing 376 for four.

There were also three other half-centurions, while Werner Coetsee (44 not out) was closing in on a fourth after sharing an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 88 that took the defending champions to stumps in complete control.

The Central franchise had won the toss and opted to bat at the start, with Keegan Petersen falling cheaply to franchise debutant Michael Cohen (2/87) for 14.

But Grant Mokoena made 56 (80 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) and shared in a second wicket stand of 98 with captain Pite van Biljon (56 off 117 balls, 5 fours).

Second then added 153 for the fourth wicket with David Miller, who hit 67 (137 balls, 10 fours) as the Knights made the Cobras toil.

Cohen was the pick of the bowlers, while fellow franchise debutant Kyle Simmonds took one for 91.

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Monday, 16 October 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Multiply Titans, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
Highveld Lions v VKB Knights, Potchefstroom 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Warriors, Cape Town 10:00
Monday, 23 October 2017
Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans, Johannesburg 10:00
VKB Knights v Warriors, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Oudtshoorn 10:00
Thursday, 08 February 2018
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Potchefstroom 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Cape Town 10:00
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