Inland sniff possible victory against Northerns

2013-12-13 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL Inland just about had the upper hand at the end of day one in their CSA Provincial Three-Day Competition game against Northerns at Centurion yesterday.

After bowling out their opponents for 145, Inland finished the day on 112/4 and in a good position to get past the Northern’s total.

Inland’s Graham Hume was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged five scalps for just 26 runs in 14 overs, while wicketkeeper Mbasa Gqadushe also took five catches.

Northerns were on the back foot right from the beginning after they lost opener Lerato Kgoatle in the third over for just one run.

That wicket was claimed by Matthew Pillans, who was returning in the place of Craig Alexander, who returned to Dolphins duty.

But, the home side managed to pick themselves up with a 43-run partnership for the second wicket between David Bunn and Lucas Manzini.

Manzini was Hume’s first wicket in the 20th over when he edged a delivery to wicketkeeper Gqadushe for 19 to leave Northerns in trouble at 45/2.

Qaasin Adams (5) was next to go off the bowling of Pillans, and was soon followed by Bunn, caught by Brad Moses off Kyle Nipper for 31.

Graeme van Buuren’s knock of 62 off 90 balls was all the resistance Northerns could manage. He was eventually the last man out as the home side was bowled out for 145.

Inland’s innings didn’t get off on the best foot as they lost their opener Lepono Ndhlovu for a duck in the second over.

That brought together Suhail Razack (returning in place of Dolphins’ Divan van Wyk) and Sarel Erwee. The two put on 39 for the second wicket before the latter was dismissed for 27 off the bowling of Cornelius de Villiers.

In no time, Razack was also gone, which brought Moses and skipper Shane Burger who steadied the ship before the captain was removed for 19.

At the end of play, Moses was on 40 not out, with Nipper on six, as Inland reached 112/4 and trailed by 33 runs with six wickets remaining.

The second day’s play is expected to begin at 10 am this morning.

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