Cape Town - Marchant de
Lange led a stellar bowling display by the champion Knights as they left
the Highveld Lions on the ropes at the end of day one of their Sunfoil
Series clash in Kimberley on Thursday.
bowler took two for 48 and was one of four bowlers to pick up two wickets each - leaving the visitors on 159 for eight before bad light forced stumps to be
drawn after only 61 overs at the Diamond Oval.
Schalkwyk (2/26), Mbulelo Budaza (2/32) and Duanne Olivier (2/47) were the others
with double strikes as the fragile Lions batting again struggled.
had won the toss at the start and asked the bottom-of-the-table away team to
The Knights had them under the cosh from the outset as captain Stephen
Cook was trapped leg before wicket by Olivier for one.
Ramela (4) followed to De Lange, with Reeza Hendricks next to go for 19 as
Hendricks (15) and joint top-scorer Rassie van der Dussen (42) managed to add
40 for the fourth wicket, before De Lange intervened again to leave the Lions
on 79 for four.
continued to fall regularly as visitors slumped to 120 for eight, before Dwaine
Pretorius (42 not out) finally found support through Sean Jamison (13).
put on 39 together to help the Lions cross 150, but they remained in deep
trouble at the close.