Centuries from Stephen Cook and Heino Kuhn made it a dominant first day for SA A, as they finished on 414-3 against Zim A in Bulawayo.
The visitors plundered along at 4.6 an over throughout the day, in what was an emphatic response after drawing the first contest in Harare earlier in the week.
Skipper Cook has made sure he will go into the Proteas’ Test series against New Zealand in a rich vein of form as he scored 143 before falling late in the day. Earlier on he put on a 203-run opening stand with Titans star Kuhn, who scored a fluent 108.
The middle order then added to the good work put on by the experienced opening pair, as Omphile Ramela scored 30, before Stiaan van Zyl scored 74 off just 79 balls, and he will go into day two alongside Qaasim Adams, who remained unbeaten on 29.
There were no less than 39 boundaries scored throughout the day, continuing the good work from the first match that only saw nine wickets fall throughout. While they probably won’t declare overnight, they’ve probably done enough should they choose to, and the late declaration in the first match that prevented them from winning might be in the back of their minds.
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