National Performance Squad v South Africa A, Darwin

Shezi six-for gives South Africa A comfortable win

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 31, 2014

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South Africa A 281 for 8 (Hendricks 74, Rossouw 74, Behrendorff 4-55) beat National Performance Squad 254 (Head 108, Shezi 6-42) by 27 runs
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Travis Head struck 11 fours as he top-scored, Western Australia v South Australia, Perth, Sheffield Shield, November, 15, 2012
File photo - Travis Head struck 13 fours and two sixes in his 100-ball 108 © Getty Images
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A six-wicket haul from Mthokozisi Shezi helped South Africa A to their second win of the tournament after a 100-ball 108 from Travis Head had kept National Performance Squad alive in their chase of 282 at Gardens Oval. Left-arm seamer Shezi took the first three wickets of NPS's innings to leave them 42 for 3 before Head and Ashton Turner put on 117 for the fourth wicket to bring the chase back on track.

Head then added 47 with Sean Willis to take NPS past the 200-run mark before Shezi dismissed both batsmen in quick succession to put South Africa A back on top. The last six wickets fell for 48, with Shezi taking the wicket of James Muirhead to finish with figures of 6 for 42.

Having chosen to bat, South Africa A lost Heino Kuhn early before Reeza Hendricks and Rilee Rossouw put on 134 for the second wicket, with Rossouw striking 12 fours and a six in a 70-ball 74. Hendricks then added 43 with Justin Ontong before he was also out for 74, having faced 91 balls and struck five fours and a six. Ontong, Farhaan Behardien and Vaughn van Jaarsveld made useful scores as South Africa pushed to a total of 281 for 8. Jason Behrendorff was NPS's most successful bowler, with figures of 4 for 55 in nine overs.

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Posted by ForeverProtea on (August 2, 2014, 14:44 GMT)

As he does so often, Rilee Rossouw once again played a great innings. Time to get a phonecall from the Proteas selectors.

Posted by   on (July 31, 2014, 11:19 GMT)

Travis Head showing plenty of promise ! Has to be the best young batter under 23 we have right now ! Needs to show some consistency to go along with his undoubted talent and he could make the test team in a year ...

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