Cape Town - Five
wickets by Marchant de Lange put the Knights in the pound seats at
the halfway stage of their Sunfoil Series clash against the Dolphins at the
Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday.
fast bowler claimed an impressive five for 57 to blow the visitors away
for 237 in reply to the champions’ 478 all out earlier on day two.
241 runs the difference between the two sides, the hosts then enforced
the follow on, although the Dolphins managed to reach the close without
Knights, who endured a miserable three months of white ball cricket,
continued their dominance of the game from the start of day two when
their last four wickets
added 78, including a quick-fire 70 (67 balls, 7 fours, 3 sixes) from
Shadley van Schalkwyk.
Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj was the pick of the bowlers with a
five for 128, the 18th time he had taken five wickets or more in an
But his five-for was trumped by De Lange as the home side landed regular blows against their KwaZulu-Natal visitors.
were two notable contributions for the Dolphins with Senuran Muthusamy
top-scoring with 95 (193 balls, 13 fours) and Robbie Frylinck striking a
57 (65 balls, 7 fours, 1 six).
De Lange's 10th career five-wicket haul and first of the season led to
the One-Day Cup joint champions being bowled out in 68.4 overs
to leave the Knights
in complete control at the close.