KZN Inland chase a fair bit of leather against Free State in Bloemfontein

2013-10-18 00:00

AFTER winning the toss and electing to field, KZN Inland chased a fair bit of leather during the 92 overs on day one of the Cricket South Africa Provincial Three-Day Competition match in Bloemfontein yesterday.

When stumps were drawn at Chevrolet Park, Free State were on 334 for six in their first innings, scored at a healthy 3,63 runs per over.

The home side got off to a great start with Lefa Mosena (80) and Simon Khomari (81) adding 155 for the first wicket at a brisk pace. Inland clawed their way back to have Free State 200 for four, but a 104-run stand for the fifth wicket between Juanré van Wyk (84 not out) and wicketkeeper/batsman and captain Lenert van Wyk (47) steadied the ship.

Inland’s new acquisition, the 22-year-old Pretoria-born-and-raised fast bowler Matthew Pillans, took two for 83 in 22 overs, while skipper Shane Burger picked up the two high-scoring openers. The seamer’s 15 overs have cost 38 runs.

Inland’s other wickets went to their accurate opening bowler Sinethemba Mjekula (one for 33 in 16 overs) with the occasional left-arm seam of Nick Hendrie grabbing one for 16 off five.

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