Sunfoil Series

De Bruyn ton fails to save Knights from defeat

2016-11-06 17:20
Cricket bat (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Theunis de Bruyn struck his first century of the season but it was not enough as the Knights fell to a first Sunfoil Series loss of the season when they went down by 107 runs to the Warriors at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

The visiting captain, who had already hit three half-centuries for his side, made 108 (210 balls, 17 fours) as the Central franchise were dismissed for 289 in pursuit of a 397 victory target.

Basheer Walters and Anrich Nortje were the chief tormentors for the away team, sharing seven wickets between them.

Fast bowler Nortje completed a memorable third franchise game for the Eastern Cape side with 3/54 in 19.4 overs to go with his career-best 6/44 in the first innings. That gave him a match-haul of 9/98.

Seamer Walters was the best of the bowlers in the second innings with 4/85, including the key wicket of De Bruyn, who hit his sixth first-class ton.

But he lacked substantial support after four other batsmen made 25 or more without failing to kick on.

In the end, the Warriors were able to dismiss the Knights a little after tea and in 91.4 overs.

They walked away with 18.2 points compared to the visitors’ 5.58 and joined four other teams with two wins from their first five games as a log-jam begins to develop at the summit.

Read more on:    warriors  |  knights  |  sunfoil series  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy


Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.