Proteas

Rossouw knocks on Test door once more

2016-10-24 13:05
Rilee Rossouw (Gallo)

Cape Town - The Proteas would have been extremely satisfied with the results of their two-day warm-up against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide this weekend. 

The bowling display, in particular, was impressive as Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott picked up two wickets each as the Aussies were bowled out for 103 in their only innings.

Batting first, South Africa had posted 415 all out thanks to another brilliant knock from Quinton de Kock (122 retired) and support from JP Duminy (97).

In their second innings, the Proteas were 181/5 when play was called to a close.

And, just to remind the selectors of his ability, Rilee Rossouw was in fine form.

The left-hander retired when he was on 77 off just 84 balls, having hit nine 4s and three 6s.

Rossouw was named man-of-the-series in the recently completed five-match ODI series against Australia in South Africa and, as a result, he has turned into a real option for the Test side. 

But with Duminy back in the runs, there doesn't seem to be any space in the middle order for Rossouw. 

He did open in the ODI series, but Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar look to be the first-choice openers going into the opening Test at the WACA on November 3.

The Proteas have another warm-up match on Thursday against a South Australia Cricket Association (SACA) XI, and all Rossouw can do is keep making runs.

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