Ireland XI v South Africa A, Tour match, Coleraine, 3rd day

Kuhn fifty lights up rain-hit day

ESPNcricinfo staff

August 15, 2012

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South Africa A 218 for 6 (Kuhn 57*, van Zyl 44) lead Ireland XI 180 by 38 runs

The second four-day game at Lodge Road was headed towards a draw, with only 40 overs possible on the penultimate day. South Africa A had added 101 in that period for the loss of two wickets before a heavy afternoon downpour forced an early end. Heino Kuhn made the most of the rain-hit day, making an unbeaten half-century.

The visitors resumed on 101 for 4, with Farhaan Behardien and Stiaan van Zyl at the crease. The pair had added 19 before Stuart Thompson got the first breakthrough for Ireland XI, dismissing Behardien for 44. Thompson struck again five balls later when he had van Zyl caught for 44. The hosts couldn't capitalise on those breakthroughs as Kuhn and Ryan McLaren added an unbeaten 98. Kuhn hit six fours in his 57, while McLaren hit four fours in his undefeated 36. The rain struck around 2.30pm, ruling out the possibility of further play. At 3.50pm, the umpires decided to call it off.

The entire first day was washed out.

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