Sunfoil Series

Second puts Knights in title race

2016-01-24 19:00
Rudi Second (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Rudi Second struck a vital half-century as the Knights put themselves right into the Sunfoil Series title mix with a four-wicket win over the Warriors late on the final day at Buffalo Park on Sunday.

The visiting wicketkeeper was the backbone for his side, scoring 65 from 118 balls in pursuit of a 209 victory target in East London.

There were other important contributions, including 40 not out from just 29 balls by captain Werner Coetsee, which took the Knights over the line with more than 10 overs to spare.

Rilee Rossouw (43) and Michael Erlank (40) also played a hand in a second-wicket partnership of 41 that stabilised the innings following the early loss of Reeza Hendricks (eight).

Proteas batsman Rossouw then added 63 with Second for the third wicket, and although the Warriors tried hard, it was never going to be enough after their earlier disappointment with the bat.

Yaseen Vallie completed his 10th first-class century, but lacked meaningful support as the home side lost their final six wickets for only 48 runs.

Vallie scored 105 from 233 balls before being last man out when the Warriors were bowled out for 226.

Shadley van Schalkwyk (4-44) and man-of-the-match Malusi Siboto (2-33), who claimed eight wickets in the game, were the pick of the bowlers.

Victory earned the visitors 16.7 points, while the hosts took just 5.04 points.

Read more on:    warriors  |  knights  |  sunfoil series  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Thursday, 08 February 2018
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Bloemfontein 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Benoni 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, East London 10:00
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Johannesburg 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Paarl 10:00
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:30
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Centurion 10:00
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.