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April 9, 2011
South Africa A 301 for 7 declared (Ontong 93, Islam 3-56) and 312 for 6 declared (van Zyl 101*, Kun 89) beat Bangladesh A 156 (Alexander 3-18) and 185 (Chowdhury 70*, Alexander 5-36) by 272 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
A century by Stiaan van Zyl and a five-for by Craig Alexander completed a victory for South Africa A against Bangladesh A in Potchefstroom that had been coming ever since the hosts had made an aggressive declaration on the first day. They started the third day 250 runs ahead with seven wickets remaining, and van Zyl's 101 not out helped set Bangladesh 458 to win, and the visitors couldn't even extend the match into a fourth day, as they were bowled out for 185 in 37.5 overs.
van Zyl's hundred came at a steady pace, and it was wicketkeeper Heino Kuhn who helped lift South Africa's run-rate with his 89 runs coming off just 83 balls with eight fours and two sixes. That allowed captain Jacques Rudolph to declare with plenty of time left in the day.
Bangladesh had only managed 156 in the first innings, and barely improved on that batting effort in the second one. Nadif Chowdhury waged a lone battle, scoring 70 off 77 balls, but no-one else got more than 20, and Alexander helped himself to figures of 5 for 36, giving him eight wickets for the match.
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