Cape Town - Duanne Olivier led a stirring display with the ball to strengthen the Sunfoil Series
title prospects of the Knights after they dominated Day 2 against the Highveld Lions at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on
franchise, second on the table behind the Titans heading into the
final and decisive round of matches, were lethal as they claimed 15 wickets in
the day, despite Reeza Hendricks doing his best to thwart them with his 11th
Proteas paceman Olivier took five of the wickets to fall to become the
first bowler to take 50 wickets in the season.
claimed 2/19 as the hosts were shot out for 87 - their second lowest total
against the same opponents in the history of the competition - before returning
3/42 in the Lions’ follow-on innings as they closed on 193/5.
had come after the Knights had been bowled out for 443 at the start of day two
with Beuran Hendricks finishing as pick of the bowlers with 5/89.
one of just four bowlers required when the home side batted first time around
and they all fired - Marchant de Lange leading the way with his 3/17, Mbulelo
Budaza taking 2/16 and Shadley van Schalkwyk bagging 2/24.
were all out in just 36 overs with Hendricks again top scoring with 35.
much more stability batting second time around after Knights captain Theunis de
Bruyn enforced the follow on.
Cook (42) and Hendricks put on 101 for the opening wicket with the latter
getting a free-flowing 112 (138 balls, 16 fours, 1 six).
Hendricks was amongst three wickets to fall in the last seven overs leaving the
Lions with a mountain to climb in order to avoid defeat.