• BATSMEN
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    17.5 White flashes at one wide of offstumpt and Vardhan takes a good catch well above his head at second slip 59/2
    12.3 Smuts pulls straight to Vardhan at square leg, who takes a good low catch 37/1
    65 Ackermann attempts a big shot but doesn't get much of it. Went very high and gave the man from long off time to run in and complete the catch. End of a good innings 178/5
    54.4 driven uppishly but perhaps a bit too short, straight to mid-on, who palms it but completes the catch at the second grab 153/3
    60.3 Furstenburg is pinned right back in his crease and is struck on the knee roll. The umpire wastes no time in approving his dismissal and the change of spinner has done the trick 175/4
    66 Dyili plays forward but the ball keeps low - he misses and his off-stump is clipped 181/6
    93 edged and some regulation catching practice for van den Bergh behind the stumps 243/7
    48
    126
    102
    7
    0
    47.05
    101.2 Bell attempts to steer the ball through the off side but it catches the inside edge and crashes into middle stump 271/8
    107.3 Meyer attempts to drive uppishly, perhaps hoping to imitate his previous boundary, but it keeps slightly low and he gets a bottom edge which carries through to van den Bergh 291/9
    not out
    8
    32
    19
    2
    0
    42.10
    107.4 Gidana is struck right in front for a first-baller and Mazibuko will begin his first second-innings spell on a hattrick 291/10
    Extras
    17 (b 10, lb 1, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    291 all out (107.4 Overs, RR: 2.70, 413 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (JT Smuts, 12.3 ov), 2-59 (DJ White, 17.5 ov), 3-153 (MBA Smith, 54.4 ov), 4-175 (PJ Furstenburg, 60.3 ov), 5-178 (CN Ackermann, 64.6 ov), 6-181 (AZM Dyili, 65.6 ov), 7-243 (LR Walters, 92.6 ov), 8-271 (WE Bell, 101.2 ov), 9-291 (L Meyer, 107.3 ov), 10-291 (S Gidana, 107.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    D Klein2156112.9000
    D Pretorius1935212.7304
    VCM Mazibuko14.425143.4701
    Y Bulbulia1252512.0800
    DR Deeb2884421.5701
    JS Gericke1004014.0000
    K Rapulana30702.3300
  • BATSMEN
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    29.5 cut again and again straight to Magala. This time he takes it and perhaps more out of frustration than elation, throws the ball in the direction of square leg 94/4
    2
    21
    14
    0
    0
    14.28
    5.3 straight delivery and Rapulana plays all over it, his off-stump cartwheeling 8/1
    12 shortish delivery that catches the top edge of Bula's bat as he attempts to drive it away and it loops to Furstenburg at point for a relatively simple catch 50/2
    25.2 a good length delivery from Gidana finds the edge of Vardhan's forward defensive and Walters takes an easy catch behind the stumps 81/3
    65.1 Bulbulia strangled down the leg-side and he gets a touch as the ball goes through to Dyili, who has taken over the gloves for this session 190/7
    49.5 van den Bergh plays all over a straight one and is caught back in his crease, dead in front. The umpire doesn't hesitate 160/5
    57 Smuts gives this one some more air and Pretorius lobs it straight back to him. The batsman is in no hurry to leave the field and hangs about for a minute correcting his forward defensive as the EP players celebrate 169/6
    not out
    17
    47
    40
    2
    1
    42.50
    67.2 full and Klein drives right over it. He misses and Gidana extracts middle whilst simultaneously bothering off 202/8
    67.4 Gericke leaves a delivery a little closer to his body than he should be comfortable with and it nips back a bit to take his off-stump while on its way through 202/9
    71.3 it's straight and it clips Mazibuko on the pads before carrying through to Dyili behind the stumps. Gidana appeals and the umpire's finger is raised 213/10
    Extras
    17 (b 9, lb 5, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    213 all out (71.3 Overs, RR: 2.97, 297 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (K Rapulana, 5.3 ov), 2-50 (TA Bula, 11.6 ov), 3-81 (KM Vardhan, 25.2 ov), 4-94 (HE van der Dussen, 29.5 ov), 5-160 (NJ van den Bergh, 49.5 ov), 6-169 (D Pretorius, 56.6 ov), 7-190 (Y Bulbulia, 65.1 ov), 8-202 (D Klein, 67.2 ov), 9-202 (JS Gericke, 67.4 ov), 10-213 (VCM Mazibuko, 71.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SSB Magala1717204.2311
    WE Bell1573332.2000
    S Gidana14.333862.6200
    L Meyer1032702.7001
    JT Smuts922412.6600
    CN Ackermann63500.8300
  • BATSMEN
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    3.1 a length ball perhaps rising a bit more than Smuts expected it to. He plays forward and gets bowled through the gate, perhaps getting a touch on the ball before it takes both middle and leg stump out of play 14/1
    20.1 Pretorius is bowling very close to the stumps, this one flicks White on the knee roll and after a brief appeal, the umpire agrees that he's gone 76/4
    8.1 this one is full and hits Ackermann on the pads. Klein appeals vociferously - not unusual - and after a moment's thought, the umpire agrees 22/2
    19.2 full and lofted straight to Pretorius at mid on 76/3
    23.3 rising delivery, Furstenburg looks to leave but it catches his glove and carries to van der Dussen at fourth slip, who dives forward to take a good catch 88/5
    52
    114
    85
    9
    0
    61.17
    47.1 Dyili not sure if he wants to sweep or paddle and his indecisiveness has resulted in his falling over slightly and ball sneaking through to hit the stumps 175/8
    38.4 Walters plays a standard forward defensive and the ball sneaks underneath the toe of the bat. It trickles onto the stumps with enough force to disrupt a single bail. Mazibuko can't quite believe his luck 149/6
    41 Bell is struck on the pads as he tries to work Mazibuko onto the legside and the umpire doesn't hesitate 155/7
    not out
    10
    26
    19
    1
    0
    52.63
    Extras
    17 (lb 8, nb 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    175/8d (47.1 Overs, RR: 3.71, 213 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (JT Smuts, 3.1 ov), 2-22 (CN Ackermann, 8.1 ov), 3-76 (MBA Smith, 19.2 ov), 4-76 (DJ White, 20.1 ov), 5-88 (PJ Furstenburg, 23.3 ov), 6-149 (LR Walters, 38.4 ov), 7-155 (WE Bell, 40.6 ov), 8-175 (AZM Dyili, 47.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    D Klein1224413.6603
    D Pretorius1013123.1001
    VCM Mazibuko1004724.7002
    Y Bulbulia502424.8010
    DR Deeb9.112012.1800
    JS Gericke10101.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    29.4 van der Dussen is back in his crease and the ball pins him on the roll. Ackermann appeals and the umpire agrees 90/3
    1.2 this one is short and a bit wide. Perhaps looking to repeat his shot in the opening over, Rapulana attempts to guide it over the slip cordon but doesn't enough and instead guides it into the hands of the EP keeper 15/1
    3.2 Bula plays all over a straight one and EP is in with a chance here - 8 wickets to get and just over a session to get them in. North West, on the other hand, need another 234 runs 20/2
    34.2 bat-pad to Furstenburg under the helmet at short leg 99/5
    30.4 Pretorius attempts a big shot but the ball scoops up into the air and falls into Meyer's hands at point 91/4
    35.5 full-ish and kept very low, sneaking under van den Bergh's bat and onto his stumps. Could there be a result in this match yet? 99/6
    not out
    4
    63
    51
    0
    0
    7.84
    not out
    21
    56
    56
    3
    0
    37.50
    Extras
    3 (nb 3)
    TOTAL
    124/6 (53 Overs, RR: 2.33, 210 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (K Rapulana, 1.2 ov), 2-20 (TA Bula, 3.2 ov), 3-90 (HE van der Dussen, 29.4 ov), 4-91 (D Pretorius, 30.4 ov), 5-99 (KM Vardhan, 34.2 ov), 6-99 (NJ van den Bergh, 35.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    L Meyer502505.0002
    WE Bell621823.0000
    S Gidana912002.2200
    SSB Magala611001.6601
    JT Smuts1562421.6000
    CN Ackermann1141921.7200
    LR Walters10808.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 24 Jan - day 1 - Eastern Province 1st innings 291
  • Fri, 25 Jan - day 2 - North West 1st innings 189/6 (Y Bulbulia 50*, DR Deeb 7*, 64 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Jan - day 3 - North West 2nd innings 124/6 (53 ov) - end of match

Match Notes