Cape Town - A maiden Sunfoil
Series century from Nicky van den Bergh gave the Highveld Lions an advantage after the opening day of their clash against the Knights at
the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Thursday.
right-hander made a free-scoring 101 (144 balls, 12 fours, 2 sixes), his eighth
career ton, as the visitors closed on 376/7 after winning the toss and batting.
also handy half-century contributions from all-rounders Dwaine Pretorius and
Wiaan Mulder - the latter, still only 18, continuing to impress in what is his
first season playing first-class cricket.
Africa Under-19 captain, who already has 15 wickets under his belt, shone with
the bat in the Northern Cape and was unbeaten at the close on 52 (46 balls, 10
meanwhile, has returned to the team after his stint with the
Proteas and slotted in comfortably with an excellent 87 (106 balls, 14 fours, 1
six) as the Johannesburg-based team dominated.
the performance more impressive was the fact that the day was shortened and
started around an hour late due to a wet outfield.
innings was littered with 50 partnerships, with five in total, as they ended
well against a Knights team high on confidence after winning their opening two
Duanne Olivier (2/75), Shadley van Schalkwyk (2/56)
and Mbulelo Budaza (2/31) all took two wickets each.