Van der Dussen ton leaves Lions on top

The Highveld Lions will be the happier of the two sides in their Sunfoil Series clash with the Knights in Potchefstroom.

The Lions moved from 308/4 overnight to 464 all out before the Knights were reduced to 154/3 by stumps on day two.

Rassie van der Dussen continued his fine start to the first class season by converting his overnight score of 62 into his 11th first class century.

His partner at stumps on Monday Wiaan Mulder left the squad to join up with the national team in Paarl as they prepare for the second ODI against Bangladesh.

There were useful contributions from the Lions tail while Eddie Leie’s return of 3/56 made him the pick of the Knights bowlers.

The Knights were given a solid platform to work from with half centuries from openers Luthando Mnyanda (60) and Grant Mokoena (52) but spinner Bjorn Fortuin would break their 113 run stand and go on to remove Proteas batsman Theunis de Bruyn cheaply.

The wicket of Mokoena fell to the off-spin of Wihan Lubbe with the Knights losing three wickets in the space of five overs.

The Knights will take heart though that in-form Rudi Second (15*) and Keegan Petersen (20*) were able to survive until stumps were drawn with the away side on 154/3.