Bavuma shines as SA 'A' struggle

2017-06-16 14:53
Temba Bavuma (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Temba Bavuma was a rare shining light as South Africa ‘A’ struggled on day two of their warm-up match against Sussex in Arundel on Thursday. 

The Proteas batsman struck 63 (113 balls, 7 fours, 1 six) as the tourists reached stumps at the midway stage of the match on 151/6 in reply to the hosts’ 458 all out earlier in the day. It meant they still trailed by a hefty 307 runs heading into day three at the Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground. 

Play had started with Sussex batting on 325/7 and they kicked on well thanks to an unbeaten century from number seven batsman Danny Briggs, who ended on 120 (154 balls. 15 fours). The right-hander shared in partnerships of 79 and 70 for the eighth and ninth wickets respectively after receiving support from Abidine Sakande (17) and Jake Hutson (25) frustrating the South Africans. 

Wiaan Mulder finished as the pick of the bowlers with three for 71, while there were also three wickets each for Dane Piedt (3/99) and Duanne Olivier (3/108). 

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