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January 19, 2006
At Kimberley Griqualand West took a 173-run lead into day two after first scoring 242 for 9 dec, before bowling Easterns out for 118. At the close Griquas had taken their second innings score to 49 for 2 to finish the day in a healthy position. Batting first it was Alan Doherty who lead the way scoring 92, after Griquas had struggled to 76 for 5 with David Wiese (4 for 61) and R Mutch (4 for 57), on debut, putting Easterns in a good position. The advantage was squandered as Griquas retaliated with 4 for 48 from Jandre Coetzee as the Easterns batting collapsed.
At East London, Border made the most of a excellent batting surface to reach 352 for 5 declared, thanks to a 102 from Steven Pope and a 92 from Bevan Bennett, who sacrificed his wicket for the extra bonus points. Eastern Province made a solid start to end on 59 without loss off the final 10 overs of the day.
An impressive 72 from Jimmy Kgamadi allowed North West to take a slight advantage into the second day, at Sedgars Park in Potchefstroom, against Northerns. Sent in to bat, North West declared their innings closed at 186 for 9 after Neil Wagner, on debut, took 4 for 39 for Northerns. In reply they struggled to 95 for 5 at the close with Heino Kuhn scoring 48 and James Mokonyama making 34.
Both teams face contrasting opponents in their next Test series. While West Indies will be tested against stronger teams, Bangladesh have it easier but without much to gain