Kuhn majestic as SA 'A' flourish

2017-06-10 08:02
Heino Kuhn (Getty)

Cape Town - A magnificent, unbeaten double century from Heino Kuhn meant that South Africa ‘A’ finally had something to celebrate on their tour of England as they fought back strongly on day two of their four-day warm-up match against Hampshire in Southampton on Friday. 

Having been plagued by rain for most of their trip, including the first day at the Ageas Bowl where only 13 overs were possible, the visitors recovered to post 370/7 declared. They then reduced the home side 18/2 by the close. 

Kuhn was the star of the show as he carried his bat to score exactly 200 (291 balls, 25 fours) and looked untroubled against the pink ball. He led a magnificent recovery alongside Heinrich Klaasen, who made 103 (172 balls, 9 fours, 3 sixes). 

The pair put on 209 together for the sixth wicket after the South Africans found themselves in trouble at 126/5 early in the day. They had resumed on 18/2 overnight and quickly lost Rudi Second (8), Jason Smith (14) and Khaya Zondo (6).

Kuhn and Klaasen however,  combined to take them to 335 together – the former completing his 22nd career hundred and the latter his eighth. 

The declaration eventually arrived after 104.1 overs leaving the hosts six overs to face before stumps.

They began well enough as they went through the first four overs untroubled, but Dane Paterson struck a double blow in the fifth to leave his side well on top. 

The fast bowler accounted for Tom Alsop (4) and Mason Crane (0) as the home side reached the close 352 runs behind.

Read more on:    sa 'a'  |  heino kuhn  |  heinrich klaasen  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.