June 20, 2003

Dippenaar leads the seaside shuffle

Rudolph Button at Hove

South Africans 267 for 7 (Dippenaar 101*) beat Sussex 114 by 153 runs at Hove



Seaside shuffle: Boeta Dippenaar on his way to 101 not out

The South African tourists brushed Sussex aside at Hove, bundling them out for 114 and winning by 153 runs almost before the floodlights could have any effect.

Only Sussex's captain Chris Adams, with 32, survived for long - and it was his namesake, Paul, who did most of the damage. Adams (P) took 3 for 19, to back up the early inroads made by the seamer Charl Langeveldt, who grabbed 3 for 30.

Earlier, after winning the toss, a fine century by Boeta Dippenaar set up the South Africans' imposing total of 267 for 7 in their 50 overs. Dippenaar enjoyed the seaside sunshine the most, cracking an unbeaten 101 from just 90 balls, and there were also useful contributions from Martin van Jaarsveld (46), Graeme Smith (31) and Herschelle Gibbs (31).

Dippenaar was not named in South Africa's orginal one-day squad for this tour, but was drafted in when Neil McKenzie withdrew with a back problem. Dippenaar has made the most of his chance, stroking 76 against Ireland on Wednesday and this hundred in front of a good crowd at Hove.

Mark Boucher was the only worry for the tourists, run out for single figures for the second match in succession as the South Africans pressed for late runs.