Monday, December 05, 2005
Western Australia Dominates Proteas
For our Cricket fans!
Western Australia is in a commanding position after the first day warm up game against South Africa.
South Africa started the day off well with Mark Boucher, stand-in as captain for the injured Kallis, elected to field first. Langeveld made the original breakthrough bowling Justin Langer for 21. He then also caught Chris Rogers on the fence off the bowling of Nel which left Western Australia 51/2. Pollock also chipped in with the wicket of Clint Heron who was caught behind.
There was some rain after lunch and at that stage Western Australia was struggling with 73/3. However, Adam Voges (sounds very South African) and Marcus North put up a great stand to go into Tea on 177/3. Voges was eventually send packing by Boje, but not after scoring and impressive 101. He was caught at long on by Garnett Kruger after they attempted to up the scoring rate.
Bad news for South Africa though is that star batsman Jacques Kallis, who was the stand in captain for the injured Graeme Smith injuring his finger in the last ODI against India, has is suffering from a tendon injury in his left elbow, an injury originally sustained during a net practice in India. Shane Jabbar, South Africa’s physio, said he hoped Kallis would be fit to play in the next match against a Western Australia XI on the 11th of December.
Western Australia 306/5 (Bandy 59*, Gillies 10*; 92 overs)
South Africans team: JA Rudolph, HH Gibbs, JM Kemp, *+MV Boucher, SM Pollock, N Boje, CK Langeveldt, M Ntini, A Nel, AB de Villiers, AG Prince.