Cape Town - Dillon du Preez claimed five wickets to lead a
strong fightback from the Knights on day two of their Sunfoil Series clash
against the Dolphins in Durban on Friday.
The veteran fast bowler took 5/44 - his 12th career five
wicket haul - as the hosts were bowled out for 375 at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.
Du Preez’s five-for also extended his first-class wickets
tally to 302, with the visitors then replying with 143/2 before bad light again
ended play early.
The Dolphins, who began the day on 203/3, had strong
contributions from Daryn Smit after he struck 50 (134 balls, 4 fours), with
rookie Senuran Muthusamy falling 20 short of a century after he made 80 (239
balls, 8 fours).
There were also useful lower-order contributions from Keshav
Maharaj (31), Rabian Engelbrecht (28), Mthokozisi Shezi (28 not out) and Craig
Alexander then put the Knights, who are still hoping to win
the title and can do so should other results go their way in the final round of
matches this weekend, in huge trouble early.
The fast bowler dismissed Reeza Hendricks (6) and Letlotlo
Sesele (0) to leave the visitors on 11/2, before Michael Erlank’s unbeaten 59
(138 balls, 8 fours) and Rudi Second on 32 took them to the close without
Rilee Rossouw, however, was forced to retire hurt for 32
after being struck by an Andile