10 Mar MAYET AND SEKHUKHUNE CENTURIES CRUCIAL ON DAY ONE
JOHANNESBURG: The final round of the Division 2 Cricket South Africa (CSA) 4-Day Series delivered the expected excitement on Thursday.
Eastern Storm opted to bat first against Limpopo Impalas in Polokwane, and were required to put in over 350 runs in the first hundred overs to keep their title hopes alive.
The visitors were determined to add the numbers on the board, as Kabelo Sekhukhune top scored with a century (102 off 218) before he fell to Zakhele Qwabe. Half centuries from Danie Rossouw (80) and Mark Pearse (50) also urged the Benoni-based side closer to the desired innings score.
Qwabe’s five-wicket haul (5/76) and Sithembile Langa (3/48), did the most damage and the visitors ended their innings on 330 all out.
In Oudtshoorn, AET Tuskers are on the verge of Division 1 promotion as they take on the Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers.
They were put to the bat first by the hosts and were later bundled out for 175 runs. Notable contributions included 38 runs from Tian Koekemoer and in the twenties were Cameron Shekleton (28), Andile Mogakane (22), and Thamsanqa Khumalo (21).
Andries Malan (5/38) was the most destructive bowler for the Badgers, his five-wicket haul saw off Koekemoer, Mogakane, Malcom Nofal (19), Michael Erlank with one run, and Keith Dudgeon with seven runs. Badgers are currently on 28 runs at a loss of one wicket.
Meanwhile, Mpumalanga Rhinos batted first against Eastern Cape Iinyathi in White River.
Muhammed Mayet’s century of 102 off 167 anchored the innings for the hosts, supported by Benjamin van Niekerk (50), Yasaar Cook’s 46 and Rhinos were bowled out for 256 .
Special honours from Iinyathis’s duo Thomas Kaber (4/71) and Jade de Klerk (4/85) who claimed four-wicket hauls to the keep their visitors at bay.
2022/23 CSA 4-Day Series Division 2 : Thurs – Sun: 09 – 12 Mar 23 (Stumps Day 1)
Limpopo Impalas vs Eastern Storm (Polokwane Cricket Club) – Storm won the toss and elected to bat first
- Impalas trail Storm by 327 runs with 10 wickets remaining
- Storm: 330/10 – K. Sekhukhune 102 (218), D. Rossouw 80 (143), M. Pearse 50 (44) / Z. Qwabe 5/76, S. Langa 3/48
- Impalas: 3/0
Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers vs AET Tuskers (Recreation Ground) – Badgers won the toss and elected to field first
- Badgers trail Tuskers by 147 runs with 9 wickets remaining
- Tuskers: 175/10 – T. Koekemoer 38 (103) /A. Malan 5/38, P. Moletsane 2/15
- Badgers: 28/1 –
Mpumalanga Rhinos vs Eastern Cape Iinyathi (Uplands College) – Rhinos won the toss and elected to bat first
- Iinyathi trail Mpumalanga Rhinos by 141 runs with 5 wickets remaining
- Rhinos: 256/10 – M. Mayet 102 (167), B. van Niekerk 50 (75), M. Cook 46 (82) / T. Kaber 4/71, J. de Klerk 4/85
- Iinyathi: 115/5 N. Yikha 40* (85), M. Malika 21* (34) / A. Kock 3/25, L. Pawuli 2/13
All matches can be streamed live from the CSA YouTube Channel.
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