Van der Wath blitz pulls Warriors back
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Friday, 21 February 2014

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JOHAN van der Wath’s four-wicket blitz in the morning and Rilee Rossouw’s half-century in the afternoon put the Chevrolet Knights in control of their Sunfoil Series match against the Chevrolet Warriors on day two at Chevrolet Park.

Van der Wath finished with figures of 6 for 74 as the Warriors were bowled out for 274 in their first innings, before Rossouw hit a brisk 52 to leave the Knights on 165 for three when rain brought a premature end to the day.

The Warriors resumed on 231 for six, but added just 43 runs as Van der Wath claimed the last four wickets - three of them caught behind by keeper Rudi Second.

Twenty-four of those runs came from a brief Rusty Theron onslaught, while Davy Jacobs scored 15.

Reeza Hendricks and Gihahn Cloete made a confident start to the reply as they put on 45 for the first wicket and, after Basheeru-Deen Walters dismissed both in successive overs, Rossouw led the fightback in a 70-run stand with Second.

Rossouw's departure left the Knights 128 for three, but Obus Pienaar made a confident start to his innings and went to stumps on 22 not out, while Second was unbeaten on 39.


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