Western Province 217 and 62 for 1 lead KwaZulu-Natal 187 (H Amla 78*, Henderson 3-27) by 92 runs
Western Province reclaimed the initiative in the SuperSport Series final at Newlands, as KwaZulu-Natal were bowled out for a mere 187 in their first innings. By the close of the second day, WP had extended their lead to 92, with nine wickets still standing.
Natal had resumed on 33 for 1, and found the going just as hard as their opponents had on the first day. The two Amla brothers proved how difficult it was, scoring just 14 runs in a partnership that lasted for 14.1 overs.
On a bowler-friendly pitch, Hashim Amla showed a lot of patience to held the innings together with an unbeaten 78, while Claude Henderson, in his last first-class match in South Africa, took 3 for 27 and was ably assisted by all the Province bowlers.
Bad light once again caused an early finish, although with 21 wickets in two days, one wonders if this final will last the full five days.
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