England in SA

SA 'A' post competitive total

2009-11-17 18:43
Heino Kuhn (Gallo Images)
Potchefstroom - The South African A team’s top order laid a solid foundation as they reached 279 for nine after winning the toss and opting to bat in the one-day tour match against England in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.

Skipper Hashim Amla and opening partner Andrew Puttick got the South Africans off to a good start with a 77-run stand for the first wicket.

Pace bowler Luke Wright, however, got the breakthrough in the 15th over when Amla, who made 37 off 43-balls, tried to pull one over cow-corner but couldn’t get under it and England skipper Andrew Strauss a regulation catch at silly mid-on.

Rilee Rossouw then combined with Puttick as the pair added 45 for the second-wicket before Rossouw, who contributed 28 off 26, swept spin bowler Adil Rashid to deep square-leg and was run out by Wright coming back for the second.

In the 27th over Strauss introduced Joe Denly and the part-time spinner immediately made an impact when he removed Puttick with his fourth delivery.

The opener tried to go big but got a top edge and handed Tim Bresnan a sitter at deep mid-wicket.

Puttick struck 62 off 74-balls – his 12th career half-century – including five boundaries.

England then bagged two quick wickets to slow the South African side’s momentum. Herschelle Gibbs was removed by Wright for 24 and four balls later Vaughn van Jaarsveld lofted an easy catch off Graham Onions to Kevin Pietersen at mid-on for 26.

Four overs later Onions struck again when Dean Elgar, on five, tried to cut a delivery to the square leg boundary but got a top edge to England wicketkeeper Matt Prior.

Rory Kleinveldt also fell cheaply, contributing only five runs before Sajid Mahmood had him trapped leg-before wicket. But Heino Kuhn, who smashed an unbeaten 42 from 46 deliveries, kept the tail wagging, sharing 40 runs for the eighth-wicket with Morne Morkel, who made 29 before he was removed by Bresnan.

Onions and Wright led the England attack, bagging two wickets each.



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