BCB Academy v SA Academy, Chittagong, 1st day April 22, 2010

van Zyl takes SA Academy to 371

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South Africa Academy 371 (van Zyl 84, Maharaj 47, Mahmudul 3-62) v Bangladesh Cricket Academy

A combined batting effort from South Africa Academy took them to 371 on the first day against Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy in Chittagong. Captain Wiann van Zyl top scored with 84, and the last two wickets added 123 runs.

SA Academy, however, will rue the fact that their batsmen, despite getting starts, didn't go on to get a substantial score. Of the seven batsmen who scored above 30, only one, van Zyl, went past a half-century. Van Zyl was well supported by Keshav Maharaj, batting at No.10. For Bangladesh Academy, Mahmudul Hasan bagged three wickets, and Tanveer Haider and Saqlain Sajib chipped in with a couple each.

Zyl's innings was an aggressive one, as he struck eight fours and five sixes in his 53-ball knock. Maharaj, too, scored briskly, smacking eight fours in his 47.