SA Emerging team move 1-0 up against Zimbabwe A

Kyle Simmonds

Kyle Simmonds

The Powerade South Africa Emerging team moved 1-0 up in their two-match, four-day series against Zimbabwe A by wrapping up the opening match by nine wickets on day four in Harare on Sunday.

Kyle Simmonds completed an excellent, all-round performance by following on his century with five wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 263.

The 23-year-old took five for 74 and Senuran Muthusamy chipped in with 2/66 in the second innings of the home side, who had started the final day on 183/4 and managed just 80 for the final four wickets. The other two wickets were shared by Migael Pretorius (1/37) and Okuhle Cele (1/40).

That left a target of just 20 for the South Africans.

Captain Yaseen Vallie was the only wicket to fall as Isaac Digale (14) and Janneman Malan (1) took the tourists across the line in the ninth over.

The second four-day match starts at the Kwekwe Sports Club in Kwekwe on Wednesday.

Powerade SA National Academy Men’s Squad: Karabo Mogotsi (Gauteng), Wihan Lubbe (North West), Yaseen Vallie (Gauteng), Tony de Zorzi (Northerns), Janneman Malan (North West), Senuran Muthusamy (KZN), Isaac Digale (North West), Michael Cohen (WP), Lwandiswa Zuma (KZN), Tladi Bokako (EP), Okuhle Cele (KZN), Migael Pretorius (Northerns), Kyle Simmonds (Boland), Thomas Kaber (Northerns), Kyle Verrynne (WP), Matthew Christensen (EP), Wiaan Mulder (Gauteng).

Management team: Malibongwe Maketa (Head Coach), Shane Burger (Assistant Coach), Nandile Tyali (Fitness Trainer), Michael Gwilliams (Physio), Hendrikus Coertzen (Video Analyst).