BLOEMFONTEIN: Dane Paterson’s excellent four-wicket haul ensured South Africa A (SA ‘A’) assumed control on day two of the third four-day match against West Indies A at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

The Western Province fast bowler took four for 34 to help dismiss the visitors for 126 in 42.5 overs and secure a first innings lead of 148. Hardus Viljoen also impressed by grabbing 2/43.

By the close, the hosts had extended their lead to 252 halfway through the game, which is the series decider.

West Indies A began the day on 17/1 and Paterson started the job early on with the new ball by removing Zachary McCaskie (19), Kavem Hodge (0) and Kirk McKenzie (6) in the space of his three overs.

The 34-year-old then accounted for Joshua da Silva (5) to leave the visitors reeling on 57/5.

Kevin Sinclair made his way out to the middle and put on 28-run partnerships with Jordan Johnson (33) and Akeem Jordan (4) respectively.

Sinclair resisted the SA ‘A’ charge with his 50 off 68 balls (8 fours) but fell soon after to Mihlali Mpongwana (1/16).

Ruan de Swardt (1/0) then wrapped up the innings in his only over of the match as the visitors slumped to 126 all out.

They were one batter short after Jayden Seales injured his shoulder while fielding on day one.

Shamar Joseph (3/26) proved dangerous by dismissing SA ‘A’s top three batters – Neil Brand (4), David Bedingham (6) and Raynard van Tonder (30) – within the first 12 overs.

Zubayr Hamza (33*) and Khaya Zondo (29*) steadied the innings after tea before bad light brought an early close to the day with the hosts on 104/3.

South Africa A squad against West Indies A

Neil Brand (Momentum Multiply Titans, captain), David Bedingham (Western Province), Ruan de Swardt (North West Dragons), Tony de Zorzi (Western Province), Clyde Fortuin (Gbets Rocks), Zubayr Hamza (DP World Lions), Tshepo Moreki (DP World Lions), Mihlali Mpongwana (Western Province), Duanne Olivier (DP World Lions), Dane Paterson (Western Province), Keegan Petersen (Gbets Rocks), Dane Piedt (ITEC Knights), Raynard van Tonder (North West Dragons), Hardus Viljoen (Gbets Rocks) and Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins).


Tour itinerary

21 – 24 November at 10:00 

South Africa A lost to West Indies A by 1 wicket – Willowmoore Park in Benoni

28 November – 01 December at 10:00

South Africa A best West Indies A  by 232 runs – Buffalo Park in East London

05 – 08 December at 10:00

South Africa A vs West Indies A – Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein



Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications 


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