Shamar Joseph grabs 5-76 for West Indies ‘A’

SUMMARY: South Africa “A” 274 off 67.4 overs (Khaya Zondo 70, Neil Brand 62, Zubayr Hamza 30, Kevin Sinclair 5-44, Shamar Joseph 3-65, Shermon Lewis 2-68) & 272-5 dec. off 66 overs (Zubayr Hamza 110*, Ruan de Swardt 86, Khaya Zondo 31, Raynard Van Tonder 30, Shamar Joseph 5-76) v West Indies “A” 126 off 42.5 overs (Kevin Sinclair 50, Jordan Johnson 33, Dane Paterson 4-34, Hardus Viljoen 2-43) & 47-1 off 20 overs (Kirk McKenzie 26*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 11*)

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Guyanese pacer Shamar Joseph continues to have a fruitful year on the park as he grabbed his second First-Class five-wicket haul on the third day of the Four-Day clash between West Indies ‘A’ and host South Africa ‘A’.

The fiery Joseph grabbed 5-76 from 18 overs, but his side is far from a position of comfort as they require 421 to win the series.

The hosts began Thursday’s day three in Bloemfontein 104-3 with a commanding 252-run lead, with Zubayr Hamza unbeaten on 33 and Khaya Zondo on 29.

While Zondo was dismissed quickly for 31, Hamza made a brilliant 110* off 152 balls, including 12 fours and a six.

He shared in a crushing 159-run fifth-wicket partnership with Ruan de Swardt, who made a 126-ball 86, including nine fours and a six.

South Africa eventually declared at 272-5 off 66 overs, leaving the West Indies “A” needing a massive 421 for victory.

Windies “A” ended the day 47-1 off 20 overs, with Zachary McCaskie being the batsman dismissed for eight.

Kirk McKenzie (26) and Tagenarine Chanderpaul (11) are the batsmen at the crease.

 

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