Somerset v South Africans

England v South Africa, 2012

At Taunton, July 9-10 (not first-class). Drawn. ‡Somerset 312-8 dec (J. C. Hildreth 100, P. D. Trego 104, C. A. J. Meschede 50*; L. L. Tsotsobe 3-46) and 50-1; South Africans 282-9 dec (H.M. Amla 64, J-P. Duminy 53; C. Overton 3-59). County debut: M. J. Leach.

Rain allowed only 50 overs on the first day, and the second was abandoned before the start. Adrian Barath and Darren Bravo had time to construct a stand of 111 after a spot of bother at 25 for 2; acting-captain Kirk Edwards was trapped lbw by a full-length delivery from Nadeem Malik without adding to the meagre 20 runs he had managed in his seven first-class innings on tour. Bravo was eventually bowled by left-arm seamer Rob Taylor after hitting ten fours and a six; Barath struck only four fours as he chiselled 53 from 151 deliveries.

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