12 Dec BOWLERS IMPRESS AS PROTEAS DRAW WARM-UP
BRISBANE: Kagiso Rabada took two of the six wickets to fall on the final day of the Proteas’ only warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI as the four-day game ended in a draw in Brisbane on Monday.
Having declared on their overnight total on 304 for eight, the tourists set their hosts a target of 426 and they reached 184 for six in 58 overs when the two captains shook hands before tea on the fourth afternoon.
Fast bowler Rabada had bagged two for 22 in six overs, with fellow pacemen Lungi Ngidi (5-1-9-1), Anrich Nortje (5-0-13-0) and Gerald Coetzee (6-0-13-0) also impressing. Peter Handscomb, captain and top-scorer for the home side, retired with 48, with the other two wickets falling to Simon Harmer (1/65) and Keshav Maharaj (1/37).
The match at Allan Border Field was the only warm-up fixture for the Proteas ahead of the first game of their three-match Test series that starts on at The Gabba on 17 December.
Proteas Test squad against Australia
Dean Elgar (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Temba Bavuma (DP World Lions), Gerald Coetzee (ITEC Knights), Theunis de Bruyn (Momentum Multiply Titans), Sarel Erwee (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Simon Harmer (Momentum Multiply Titans), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Dafabet Warriors), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions), Rassie van der Dussen (DP World Lions), Kyle Verreynne (wicketkeeper, Six Gun Grill Western Province), Lizaad Williams (Momentum Multiply Titans), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins).
South Africa Test Tour to Australia Itinerary
Four-day Tour Match
09 – 12 December
Cricket Australia XI drew with South Africa – The Allan Border Field, Brisbane
17 – 21 December
Australia vs South Africa – The Gabba, Brisbane
26 – 30 December
Australia vs South Africa – MCG, Melbourne
04 – 08 January
Australia vs South Africa – SCG, Sydney
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