Marchant de Lange’s 3-16 helped the Knights bundle out the Titans for 191 and claim a vital bonus-point win in Kimberley on Sunday.
The 26-year-old speedster was responsible for the Titans’ top-order collapse, with three wickets and a run-out, which saw the Titans lose six wickets for 35 runs. The paceman was helped by his side posting a massive 302 runs in their innings, led by a 185-run partnership between David Miller (104 off 100 balls) and Pite van Biljon (90 off 76 balls).
The Knights’ bowlers got off to a quick start, spearheaded by a brilliant brace by De Lange in the third over, to dismiss Aiden Markram for a duck and Jonathan Vandiar for four, as the Titans were reduced to 5-2 (2.3 overs). He struck again in the seventh over to pick up his third wicket, removing Heino Kuhn (1), then contributing to Farhaan Behardien’s run-out in the following over.
Despite a brilliant batting display by Albie Morkel, who hit 117 off 84, the damage was already done as the Knights were bowled for 191.
De Lange bowled three maidens in his even-over spell for his 3-16, with his teammate David Miller receiving the Man of the Match award for his century.