• Petersen-Pite Show at Mangaung Oval

    SACricketmag.com’s editor SIMON LEWIS chatted to Keegan Petersen and Pite van Biljon after their unbroken third-wicket stand for the Knights against the Cape Cobras that set a 4-Day series fixture record of 213 runs for the third wicket.

    The pair surpassed the previous best third-wicket partnerships in the fixture, held in the past by Van Biljon himself and Theunis de Bruyn of 109 (2016-17), and then 200 between Justin Ontong and Stiaan van Zyl (2012-13).

    A second successive career-best 4-Day series score by Keegan Petersen in the same match completed an excellent draw for the Knights against the log-leading Cape Cobras on the final day of their match in Bloemfontein.

    The right-hander, who hit 161 in the first innings, went four runs better second time round by amassing an unbeaten 165 (261 balls, 18×4, 2×6) as the hosts lost just one day-four wicket at the Mangaung Oval.

    Van Biljon scored the 17th first-class century of his career with a six and ended unbeaten on 105 off 138 balls (11×4, 3×6).

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