Australia A v SA A, 2nd unofficial Test, Townsville, 4th day August 17, 2014

Hughes scores 243 in drawn game

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South Africa A 333 (Behardien 107, Ontong 86, Bavuma 55, Sandhu 4-89) drew with Australia A 3 for 454 dec (Hughes 243*, Ferguson 82, Cooper 57)
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With an unbeaten 243, Phillip Hughes dominated proceedings once again as the second four-day game between Australia A and South Africa A ended in a draw. The double-century capped off a remarkable run of recent form for Hughes that included a first-class century against India A and a record one-day double-hundred.

With a day lost to rain, a draw looked the most probable outcome when play resumed on the fourth day. Hughes began on a solid 71, with Australia A on 2 for 180, and he went on to stitch another mammoth partnership, this time with Callum Ferguson for the third wicket. The pair added 182 in almost 55 overs and Ferguson had reached 82 before he was run out by David Wiese.

Hughes, however, remained unaffected, steadily progressing through his innings. He was part of another century stand - an unbeaten 121 with Matthew Wade for the fourth wicket - while making his way to a 26th first-class hundred that lifted Australia A to a mammoth score. Hughes' 243 came off 440 balls and included 26 fours and a six.

The draw ensured that South Africa A took the series after their eight-wicket win in the first unofficial Test last week.

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