The Highveld Lions won their second Momentum One-Day Cup match of the season, as a fourth Alviro Petersen century guided them to a massive 184-run victory.
34-year-old Petersen, who retired from international cricket this year, is in the form of his life. He went into October with seven List A centuries to his name. Now he has 11. It was his ton that laid the platform for the Lions on Sunday, as they posted 317-6. The Knights were as poor in the bowling department as they were with the bat, as they stumbled to 133 all out.
The Lions proved that experience is invaluable, as Petersen built two decent partnerships with Stephen Cook (42) and Neil McKenzie (56). Petersen scored 134, before Dewald Pretorius unleashed with a 22-ball 50.
In response, the Knights failed to build any sort of momentum with 36 being their highest partnership, between Reeza Hendricks (25) and Diego Rosier (40).
Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Hardus Viljoen were impressive with the new ball, while Pretorius capped off a fine all-round display with figures of 3-22. It was Eddie Leie who put the nail in the coffin, destroying the tail to finish with figures of 5-30 – his first ever five-wicket haul in limited-overs cricket.
Both sides now have two victories apiece in the tournament.
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