• Berhardien strikes ton in draw

    South Africa ‘A’ won their unofficial two-match series against Australia ‘A’ when the second Test ended in a draw at Townsville.

    The tourists had won the toss and decided to bat and Farhaan Berhardien struck the seventh first-class hundred of his career as he made 107, with skipper Justin Ontong weighing in with 86 as South Africa ‘A’ were bowled out for 333.

    With a day being lost to rain in the four-dayer a draw always looked on the cards, but the Australia ‘A’ captain Phillip Hughes stuck his hand up for a return to the senior side as he made an unbeaten 243, and then declaring the innings at 454 for 3, after which the game was called off as a draw.

    Hughes has played 26 Tests since making his debut against South Africa in 2009 and it was in only his second match at that level that he scored two centuries in the same game, 115 and 160 against the proteas at Kingsmead in Durban.

    South Africa ‘A’ had won the unofficial first Test by eight wickets.

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    Gary Lemke