Top Players
Top Badges
Twitter Youtube FB

Markram ends successful Hampshire stint

Mon, 6th May 2019

Standard Bank Proteas batsman Aiden Markram

The 24-year-old ended his short pre-World Cup stint with Hampshire on Sunday with a 61-run knock from 60 balls (six fours, two sixes) in a 7-wicket win against Somerset at Taunton.

Markram scored 581 runs in 10 matches for Hampshire across two formats. Following scores of 63, 45 and 7 in two County Championship four-day matches, the Proteas batsman turned on the style in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

He scored 466 runs in eight 50-overs matches at an average of 58.25. This included three half-centuries and a 87-ball 130 (16 fours, two sixes) on Hampshire's way to securing a home semi-final.

Markram's form will come as a timely boost to South Africa as they ramp up preparations for the showpiece on English soil.

South Africa take on hosts England in the 2019 World Cup opener at The Oval on May 30.