|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Games||Mobile|
October 29, 2005
Boland secured a battling draw against KwaZulu-Natal thanks to a determined 85 from Willem Louw and some stubborn lower order resistance. When the eighth wicket fell Boland were only 10 runs ahead but Waylain September and Pepler Sandri forged a stand of 53 to deny KwaZulu-Natal victory.
Petrus Koortzen notched an unbeaten 107 as the match between Free State and North West fizzled to a draw at Bloemfontein. Only 15 overs were possible on the final day and North West did not manage to add to their six wickets.
An effective spell of medium-pace bowling by Sinethumba Mjekula cleaned up the tail of the Zimbabwe Under-23s and set up Eastern Province's convincing five-wicket win in Port Elizebeth. Resuming overnight at 147 for 4, the Zimbabweans rode on a fine hundred by Colin de Grandhomme, laced with 17 fours and a six, but couldn't consolidate their position owing to a regular loss of wickets. Mjekula's five-wicket haul meant that Eastern Province were left to chase 216, a target which was made to look inadequtate by a strong batting display with Riaan Jeggels steering them home with a rapid 61.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Plays of the Day from second ODI between South Africa and Pakistan, in Port Elizabeth
Darren Sammy and Brendon McCullum have both had moments to savour as captains at international level but the pair begin this contest with major questions hanging over them