Moreki, Viljoen, Piedt SA A’s most successful bowlers on day 2 in Benoni

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West Indies A moved to 314 for nine declared – for a 27-run lead – on day two of this week’s series opener against South Africa A at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.

South Africa A fast bowlers Tshepo Moreki and Hardus Viljoen took three and two wickets, respectively.

Spinner Dane Piedt also took two wickets – and seamer Mihlali Mpongwana and captain Neil Brand one each.

South Africa A moved to three without loss – to reduce the deficit to 24 – prior to Wednesday’s close of play.

On day one, half-centurions Tony de Zorzi, Clyde Fortuin and Keegan Petersen pushed South Africa A’s first-innings total to 287 for nine declared.

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South Africa A XI

  1. Neil Brand (Titans, captain)
  2. David Bedingham (Western Province)
  3. Tony de Zorzi (Western Province)
  4. Clyde Fortuin (Boland)
  5. Zubayr Hamza (Lions)
  6. Tshepo Moreki (Lions)
  7. Mihlali Mpongwana (Western Province)
  8. Duanne Olivier (Lions)
  9. Keegan Petersen (Boland)
  10. Dane Piedt (Knights)
  11. Hardus Viljoen (Boland)

Series schedule

  1. First match: 21 to 24 November, Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  2. Second match: 28 November to 1 December: Buffalo Park, East London
  3. Third match: 5 to 8 December, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

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