Johannesburg - Duanne Olivier and Malusi Siboto shared six wickets as the title-chasing Highveld Lions were shot out for just 144 by the Knights on day two of
their Sunfoil Series clash in Johannesburg on Friday.
close, that 144 was looking even smaller for the defending champions as the
visitors reached stumps on 95/2, just 49 runs behind in a match that had the
first day abandoned due to rain and a wet outfield.
Knights wasted little time in making up for lost time when they won the toss at
the start of play and opted to bowl first at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.
Stephen Cook (43), most of the home batsmen struggled as Olivier, who claimed
3/34, and Siboto with 3/35, ran riot.
had recovered from losing Rassie van der Dussen for a duck early on - trapped
lbw by Shadley van Schalkwyk - to reach 66/1.
there, they lost their last nine wickets for 78 to be all out in 53.4 overs.
Bavuma (28 not out) and Dominic Hendricks (21) were the only other two men to
reach the 20s, while Knights captain Werner Coetsee chipped in with 2/18.
competition’s leading wicket-taker, Hardus Viljoen, and Pumelela Matshikwe did
manage a wicket apiece for the Lions, but Michael Erlank (33) and Rudi Second
(29 not out) put their team in the pound seat.
went into the round seven clash in second place on the table, narrowly behind
the Titans, while the Knights were third.