Cape Town - South Africa ‘A’ ended their tour of the United Kingdom with
disappointment on Saturday after slumping to a heavy, 257-run loss to the
England Lions early on the final day of their one-off, four-day encounter in
The tourists lasted just 36 overs on day four, slipping from
their overnight 29/4 to 154 all out at The Spitfire Ground.
Jamie Porter was the chief destroyer for the hosts taking
three for 47, which added to the three wicket by Jamie Overton (3/36) that
destroyed the top-order late on day three. There were also two wickets for Sam
Heinrich Klaasen was the only batsman to cross the 40 mark
with his 43 the best effort for the visitors, before he became one of the
victims of seamer Porter.
Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma managed 33 and
Dane Piedt struck 31. But the early damage done by Overton proved too much as
the South Africans ended their month-long trip with a 1-0 series loss to the
They were also beaten by their English counterparts 2-0 in
the three-match one-day series.