Behardien stars with ton in Oz

2014-08-16 19:38
Farhaan Behardien (Gallo)
Townsville - Farhaan Behardien scored 107 runs to take South Africa A to a solid 333 on Day 3 of the second, unofficial Test against Australia A in Townsville on Saturday.

He did well to pick up where he left off on Day 1 with 35 runs, after the second day of play was rained out.
Clint McKay took three wickets on the day, keeping the rest of the South African batting line-up at bay. His wickets included David Wiese (4) and Simon Harmer (2) in the first seven overs of the day’s play, finishing off with Corné Dry’s (8) wicket much later.

With wickets tumbling around him, Behardien found a lasting partner in Hardus Viljoen, sharing a 63-run, eighth-wicket stand to steady the South African innings and get their side over the 300 run mark before Viljoen (22) became Marcus Stoinis’ only wicket (1/49).

Behardien’s was the last wicket to fall in the 125th over, taken by Gurinder Sandhu, who finished with 4/89.
After the early loss of Peter Forrest (20), Phillip Hughes and Tom Cooper led Australia A’s reply with a 120-run, second-wicket partnership. Hughes is the leading run scorer with an unbeaten 71 runs from 206 balls, after the side lost Cooper for 57 at the hands of Simon Harmer (1/55).

The hosts were 180/2 after 63 overs at stumps, with Hughes and Callum Ferguson (17*) at the crease.

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