Cape Town - Knights captain
Theunis de Bruyn fell just short of a double ton as the Knights
made a happy return to Sunfoil Series action by dominating the opening
day of their clash
against the Dolphins at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein
right-hander recorded a fluent 190 (225 balls, 25 fours, 4 sixes) to
help his side to a commanding 400 for six at the close after winning the
toss and batting
at the start.
The Knights endured a miserable three months of white ball
cricket where they ended as wooden spoonists in both the RAM SLAM T20
Challenge and One-Day
Cup, but looked much more assured in a competition they won last year.
by the skipper's ninth first-class century and second score in the 190s
this season - he also hit 195 against the Cape
Cobras in Bloemfontein - they looked comfortable against the visiting attack.
Mnyanda struck 74 (132 balls, 9 fours) and helped De Bruyn put on 198
for the second wicket - a record against the Dolphins, beating the 112
added by Dean
Elgar and Boeta Dippenaar back in the 2011/12 season.
There were also contributions of 40 by Pite van Biljon and 35 from Patrick Kruger and an unbeaten 35 via Rudi Second.
Dolphins captain and Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj (2/103) was
one of two bowlers to pick up two wickets alongside Senuran Muthusamy