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.
visiting wicketkeeper was the backbone for his side, scoring 65 from 118 balls
in pursuit of a 209 victory target in East London.
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.
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
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.
Vallie completed his 10th first-class century, but lacked meaningful support as
the home side lost their final six wickets for only 48 runs.
scored 105 from 233 balls before being last man out when the Warriors were
bowled out for 226.
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.
earned the visitors 16.7 points, while the hosts took just 5.04 points.