Port Elizabeth – Johannes van der Wath and Ryan McLaren claimed seven wickets between them to help the Knights to an amazing 59-run victory over the Warriors in an incredible Momentum One-Day Cup clash at St Georgeâ€™s on Friday.
Veteran Van der Wath snared 4-26 in nine overs on a surface that aided the bowlers, while captain McLaren bagged 3-11 in eight, including three maidens, to leave the hosts all out in 20.3 overs for a woeful 46, the second lowest total in the competitionâ€™s history.
The Eastern Cape franchise was only chasing 106 to win after a poor batting display from the Knights saw the visitors bowled out in just 32.3 overs.
Makhaya Ntini was the stand-out performer earlier when he snatched 3-20 in 10 overs.
He was one of three players to take three wickets, the other two being Andrew Birch (3-31), who did the early damage, and Ayabulela Gqamane (3-16), who helped wrap up the tail.
It was a second successive batting flop for the Knights – they were rolled over for just 94 in 34.1 overs against the Cape Cobras five days ago.
The only player to show any sign of application was debutant wicketkeeper Rudi Second, who made 38 opening the batting and was