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|Marchant de Lange||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Shadley van Schalkwyk||3||8||0||0||37.50|
|PJ van Biljon||2||6||0||0||33.33|
|Marchant de Lange||6.1||1||13||2||2.11|
|Shadley van Schalkwyk||6.0||2||17||0||2.83|
We are quite some way into the Momentum ODI Cup and things are beginning to take shape beautifully at the points table. The Dolphins are at the top of the table with two wins in two matches. Warriors are next on the list with one win from two matches and will take on Knights in the upcoming encounter which is to be played at Kimberley on 22nd February. Knights are struggling to get going in the tournament and will be looking to get into the groove after missing out in their first home game, against the Titans.
The Knights have played three matches in the tournament and are yet to get off the mark as far as their win tally is concerned. The only couple of points they have at the ladder are garnered from their wash-out against the Lions.
Although they fared a lot better against Cobras after putting up a dismal performance against Titans in their first match, they have plenty of things to ponder upon. Their bowling looked out of sorts against Titans as the entire unit could pick only one wicket in 38.4 overs and conceded 268 runs before Titans overhauled the required total. They improved against Cobras, but it didn't prove to be enough as they left their fans disappointed while defending a total of 282.
Although all their batsmen got off to a start, no one went onto to play a big innings which resulted in them finishing about 20 runs short of what it was projected to be at one stage. As many as three of their batsmen reached the fifty-run mark, but no one got past sixty. The Knights bat deep, but lack of application and discipline in both the matches has probably cost them four important points.
AGS Gous, Grant Mokoena, G Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Mbulelo Budaza, Patrick Kruger, PJ van Biljon, Marchant de Lange, Eddie Leie, Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk.
Thanks to a win in their first match of the tournament and a washout in the last match, Warriors are ahead of the other teams who have one win to their name. They'd particularly happy to salvage a couple of points from their last match where they looked in a spot of bother before the rain intervened.
Batting first under the overcast sky, Warriors didn't get off to a start they were looking for as they lost Breetzke for a personal score of just four. They clawed back into the contest with little cameos from Cloete and Vallie but were soon left in a spot of bother before the game was abandoned due to relentless rain.
In their first match, they just managed to chase down the total of 283, against Cape Cobras. Their win was primarily scripted by the opening partnership between Cloete and Breetzke as the pair got them off to a flying start, adding 110 for the first wicket. Sipmala and Nyaku happened to be their pick of the bowlers and returned with the figures of 50 for 3 and 22 for 1 respectively. The Warriors lost a few wickets towards the end of their chase, but thanks to Queshile's well-compiled fifty, they somehow crossed the line with three wickets in hand.
Matthew Breetzke, Gihahn Cloete, Yaseen Vallie, Lesiba Ngoepe, JJT Smuts, Christiaan Jonker, Sinethemba Qeshile, SSB Magala, Andrew Birch, Lutho Sipamla, Anrich Nortje.
Going by the way the two teams have fared in the tournament thus far, there is a day-light of difference between Knights and Warriors. Warriors have managed to turn the pressure situations in their favor whereas, for Knights, it's been exactly the opposite. The Warriors have the services of Cloete and Breetzke who have done well in the fixtures leading up to this game. The Warriors have done better than Knights in the tournament so far and with the momentum of two wins behind them, they are better placed to emerge on top in the upcoming fixture.