Cape Town - An
unbeaten Rudi Second century led a commanding batting display by the Knights as they bossed the opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash
against the Cape
Cobras at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Friday.
Second made 119 (176 balls, 14 fours) - his 17th career century - as
the visitors marked their maiden appearance at the stadium by amassing
376 for four.
were also three other half-centurions, while Werner Coetsee (44 not
out) was closing in on a fourth after sharing an unbroken fifth wicket
stand of 88 that took
the defending champions to stumps in complete control.
Central franchise had won the toss and opted to bat at the start, with
Keegan Petersen falling cheaply to franchise debutant Michael Cohen
(2/87) for 14.
Grant Mokoena made 56 (80 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) and shared in a second
wicket stand of 98 with captain Pite van Biljon (56 off 117 balls, 5
then added 153 for the fourth wicket with David Miller, who hit 67 (137
balls, 10 fours) as the Knights made the Cobras toil.
Cohen was the pick of the bowlers, while fellow franchise debutant Kyle Simmonds took one for 91.