Watch highlights of the Proteas’ last warm-up match before their Test series against England which starts on Thursday.
A gutsy ton from Tom Westley saw the England Lions score 266-4 (80.1 overs) as the Proteas drew their warm-up clash in Worcester.
Only 20 overs of play were allowed on day one in Worcester, with South Africa going into day two on 58-1 against the England Lions.
Vernon Philander is in a race against time to be fit for the first Test at Lord’s next week, as Dean Elgar captains the side against the England Lions.
Aiden Markram and Heino Kuhn put on a 164-run opening stand for SA A, but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from struggling against England Lions on day two.
Two wickets apiece for Junior Dala and Beuran Hendricks restricted the England Lions to 302-7 at stumps on day one in Canterbury.
South Africa A were demolished by nine wickets in their first 50-over match against the England Lions on Thursday.
James Vince withstood everything the South Africans could throw at him to score an unbeaten 152 and to secure a hard-earned draw for England Lions in Bloemfontein on Wednesday.
Jonathan Trott and James Vince put up stiff resistance to deny South Africa A a quick victory in the second unofficial Test, in Bloemfontein, on Tuesday.
Titans batsman Theunis de Bruyn showed his potential with another brilliant innings to put the England Lions under pressure after day two of the second unofficial Test in Bloemfontein on Monday.
Rory Kleinveldt and Dane Piedt shared six wickets between them to help South Africa A bowl out the England Lions out for 260 on the opening day of the second unofficial four-day Test match at Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein, on Sunday. In reply they had reached 29 for the loss of Stiaan van Zyl. The England Lions elected to bat, and… Read more →
Jonathan Trott, desperately trying to rebuild his career after time out with stress, had an encouraging outing against the Gauteng XI in Soweto on Wednesday.
As warm-up matches go, the England Lions will be satisfied with their two days’ work so far.
Former England batsman Jonathan Trott, looking to revive his Test career after walking out during the Ashes in Australia with stress issues just over a year ago, knows it will not be an easy process.