Olivier's seven leads Knights to victory

Reeza Hendricks struck an unbeaten half-century to seal Knights’ victory © Getty Images

A seven-wicket haul from Duanne Olivier was complemented by Rudi Second‘s half-century to secure Knights a 10-wicket victory over Lions in the Sunfoil Series.

Lions were asked to bat in Johannesburg and they didn’t quite go about it well enough. There were four ducks, and only their opener and captain Stephen Cook (43) and Temba Bavuma (28 off 71 balls) managed to spend enough time in the middle. There were four ducks as Olivier picked up 3 for 34 and Malusi Siboto finished with 3 for 35 and Lions were bundled out for 144.

Knights’ innings was fed by Second’s 70 off 157 balls with nine fours and Shadley van Schalkwyk‘s half-century when he came in to bat at No. 8. Hardus Viljoen and Dwaine Pretorius picked up three wickets each, but the total had by then swollen to 248.

With a lead of 104 runs, Knights’ bowlers set about dismantling the Lions line-up again. There were five single-digit scores and again Cook was the top-scorer with 42 off 90 balls. Olivier was skillful with the new ball again, with 4 for 63. Lions were rolled over for 214, leaving Knights a target of 115. Openers Reeza Hendricks and Michael Erlank hit fifties to seal a 10-wicket victory.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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