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February 23, 2006
Gerhard de Bruin picked up 5 for 55 as Easterns collapsed to 142 for 9 against Gauteng at Benoni. At one stage, Easterns slipped to 26 for 5 and were grateful to their lower order to recover the innings. Robert Mutch, batting at number 10, top scored with 33 to record a career best. When bad light brought an early end to the days play Gauteng had scored 4 without loss after Easterns' declaration.
At Paarl, Boland chose to bat after winning the toss against KwaZulu-Natal but were dismissed for 209 in 73 overs. Warren Hayward top scored with 47 and Lee Walters made 40, but Walters was to fall in a unique manner. Hitting the ball to the boundary, one of the ground staff, acting as a sub, returned the ball to the wicketkeeper, leaving Walters short of his crease. At the close Natal were 101 for 4 with Martin Bekker unbeaten on 40. Bardo Fransman took 3 for 14 in seven overs.
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Plays of the Day from second ODI between South Africa and Pakistan, in Port Elizabeth
In all the talk of Bombay's credentials as a historical stronghold of Indian cricket, a region to the north gets overlooked