Several Proteas, not selected for the first two Tests against England, were involved in the 4-Day Domestic Series this week.
- The Dolphins spinner snared 10 wickets, including a second-innings seven-for, to consign the Cape Cobras to a dramatic collapse and defeat in Oudtshoorn.
- The Dolphins all-rounder struck a counterattacking half-century in the first innings against the Cobras – and didn’t take any wickets.
- The Cobras left-arm spinner took 10 wickets or more in a franchise fixture for the second time this season. He is the leading wicket-taker in the 2019-20 4-Day Domestic Series.
- The off-spinner took a backseat to Linde’s fine form at the Recreation Ground, but still bowled plenty of overs in conducive conditions.
- The right-arm seamer was economical during the Dolphins’ first innings, but only clinched one wicket before returning for two more in the second.
- The Warriors wicketkeeper-batsman gathered a first-innings half-century against the Titans at SuperSport Park. He kept wicket ahead of the talented Qeshile.
- Qeshile played as a specialist batsman – and hit successive half-centuries. Neither, however, were converted to three figures.
- The Warriors fast bowler took the new ball and was particularly impressive in the first innings, dismissing middle-order duo Farhaan Behardien and Grant Thomson.
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- The Test discard succeeded with a half-century in the first innings, but failed with a mere single in the second.
- The Titans wicketkeeper-batsman was solid in support of centurion Thomson, as the Titans ensured a draw.
- The left-arm wrist spinner bowled with decent control – and ensured Warriors opening batsman Ed Moore fell two runs short of a century.
- Hendricks batted in third position in the first innings and opened in the second. His contributions were insignificant in both.
- The diminutive right-hander fell for nine in the first innings and was not required in the second. Faf du Plessis’ call for a big ‘weight of runs’ at domestic level was not obliged.
- The left-arm seamer supported fast bowler Eldred Hawken well – and clinched a first-innings four-wicket haul.
- Like Hendricks, the left-arm spinner claimed an innings four-for against the Knights. If not fellow left-arm spinners Maharaj, Muthusamy or Linde, Fortuin is arguably next in line for a Test berth.
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