Shamsi hauls in biggest wicket harvest

2013-02-09 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Inland cricket team added another 102 runs to their overnight first-innings total and declared on 396 for nine on day two of the CSA Provincial Three-day Competition match against Free State at the Maritzburg Oval yesterday.

The men from Bloemfontein stood on 188 for five when bad light brought play to a close.

Inland skipper Kyle Nipper took his overnight 24 not out to 65, while his batting partner, Abram Ndhlovu, went from 14 to 45 as the pair added 97 for the sixth wicket. Keagan Rafferty was the pick of the bowlers with three for 51.

In reply, Free State started poorly and at 15 for two the Inland attack was in the pound seats, but partnerships of 81 and 74 righted the ship.

Michael Erlank made 52 while Patrick Botha (43 not out) and Vasili Orros (38 not out) will resume today. Tabraiz Shamsi’s three for 83 was the biggest wicket harvest for Inland.

The T20 match is tomorrow.

SCORES IN BRIEF

KZN Inland: 1st inn 396/9 dec (N Hendrie 115, S Erwee 83, K Nipper 65, A Ndhlovu 45; K Rafferty 3-51).

Free State: 1st inn 188/5 (M Erlank 51, P Botha 43*, V Orros 38*).

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