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Kruger powers Knights to T20 Cup glory

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The pick of the Dolphins bowlers was left-arm spinner Senuran Muthusamy who finished with 2/19 in his four overs

Knights batsman Patrick Kruger bludgeoned the Dolphins bowling attack.

A blistering century from Kimberley’s Patrick Kruger, propelled the VKB Knights to a 19-run win over the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the Umthunzi Cup on Wednesday in Port Shepstone.

The Knights won the toss and elected to bat first and the men from the central region started well as they scored runs freely making hay through the power play and were 74/1 after seven overs.

They continued to bat well as Kruger put the Dolphins bowlers to the sword plundering 102 not out from just 56 deliveries.

He was well supported by teammate Andries Gous, who scored 28, and young Raynard van Tonder, who chipped in with a handy 25.

The Knights finished their innings on an intimidating 182/4 in their 20 overs.

The pick of the Dolphins bowlers was left-arm spinner Senuran Muthusamy who finished with 2/19 in his four overs.

In reply the Dolphins were in early trouble as they lost wickets at regular intervals early on and were quickly reduced to 32/4.

When Andile Phehlukwayo fell for two, Sibz Makhanya (42) and Senuran Muthusamy (34) steadied the ship and took them to 85/5.

From there Prenelan Subrayen managed to score a quick-fire 37, but the hosts ran out of overs as they finished 163/8.