The Knights aided their own demise with some loose strokes and was “average on the day”, added Khan.
“If I had to put numbers to my own bowling, it would be about 60 percent.
“I discussed it with the coach, and he mentioned that the rhythm was lacking and also said I should complete my own action. It is small things that I need to address.
“You have to be honest, because sometimes you will bowl badly and get wickets. On other occasions you will bowl splendidly without much luck.
“Rory bowled very well and we batted superbly,” he added.
Khan took crucial wickets at the back-end of the innings to restrict an under-par Knights team that failed to build following a solid half-century by Rilee Rossouw.
Rossouw slammed 57 off 62 balls with ten boundaries to lift the hosts from a near-disastrous seven for three to 93 for three.
The Cobras ripped through the middle- and lower-order to prevent the Knights from scoring anything close to 200 or more.
“It was not a great bowling performance. Luckily, I have the first game out of the way and I can put all my plans in action before the next game (the Momentum One-Day Cup match against the Chevrolet Warriors in Port Elizabeth on Friday 17th October),” said Khan.