Lions v Knights, Kimberley, Sunfoil Series 2013-14 December 7, 2013

Rossouw, Dry star in big Knights win

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Knights 262 (Rossouw 111) and 15 for 0 beat Lions 204 (Bavuma 96, Friend 3-22) and 72 (Dry 5-27) by 10 wickets

Corne Dry's third five-wicket haul in first-class cricket helped set up a comprehensive 10-wicket win for Knights against Lions in Kimberley, after a century from Rilee Rossouw had helped the team to 262 in the first innings.

Lions, electing to bat, were shaky right from the start and lost wickets at regular intervals. Temba Bavuma briefly stopped the slide, scoring 96 and putting up half-century stands with Brett Pelser and Zander de Bruyn, but seven of their batsmen fell for single-digit scores. Johan van der Wath and Quinton Friend notched three scalps apiece to bowl Lions out for 204 in 78.4 overs. In reply, Rossouw struck 20 fours during his 111 - his 15th first-class ton- and added 71 with Rudi Second for the third wicket as Knights secured a first-innings lead of 58.

Lions would've hoped to set a competitive total, but their second stint with the bat lasted less than 31 overs. Only two batsmen, Stephen Cook and Neil McKenzie, made double-digit scores, as Dry finished with 5 for 27 to skittle them out for 72, leaving Knights only 15 to score for victory.

Knights' openers Reeza Hendricks and Dean Elgar achieved that score inside three overs, to seal the big win.

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  • Gareth on December 8, 2013, 15:22 GMT

    Well done to another young seamer coming on!

    Note that his Dry's first franchise-level five-wicket hall. The other two being for Free State, i.e. the 2nd XI. This is why I keep my own spreadsheets that exclude these matches, as they're played at a far lower standard.

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