Tour match

South Africa v Australia, 2008-09

At Potchefstroom, February 20, 21, 22, 2009. Drawn. Toss: Australians. Cricket South Africa President's XI 403-7 dec (I. Khan 100, A. N. Petersen 31, V. B. van Jaarsveld 49, G. H. Bodi 48, H. G. Kuhn 99, D. Wiese 50*) and 182 (A. N. Petersen 36, H. G. Kuhn 47; D. E. Bollinger 3-29, M. J. North 6-69); Australians 360-5 dec (S. M. Katich 124, R. T. Ponting 93, M. J. North 52*) and 171-4 (P. J. Hughes 53, M. J. North 50).

The President's XI scored 393-5 on the first day after being put in, with Imraan Khan hitting 18 fours in his 100. The Australians were set 226 to win, and were 55 short when the captains agreed to end the match 25 minutes early. Openers Hughes and North (who had earlier taken his maiden first-class five-for - 11-0-69-6 - with his off-spin) both retired out in the second innings, as did Katich in the first. With several players suffering from stomach trouble Australia's fitness coach, Stuart Karppinen, fielded as substitute on the last day.

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