Tuesday 10 July 2012 

Amla And Duminy Score Half-Centuries On Emotional Day

Amla And Duminy Score Half-Centuries On Emotional Day
Amla And Duminy Score Half-Centuries On Emotional Day
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Somerset 312-8 dec. (Trego 104, Hildreth 100) drew with
South Africa 282-9 (Amla 64, C Overton 3-59)
Tour game, Taunton

Hashim Amla and JP Duminy scored half-centuries as South Africa drew their two-day tour game against Somerset in Taunton following a day of high emotion.

The eye injury suffered by wicket-keeper Mark Boucher on the opening day eventually led to him retiring from international cricket during the course of the day's play, with his team-mates past and present paying tribute as the day wore on.

South Africa resumed on 96 for two after Somerset posted 312 for eight declared and Amla emerged with a new partner after Jacques Kallis (45) opted to retire not out.

Amla stroked 64 in 135 balls while AB de Villiers made a brisk 23 before he was bowled by Peter Trego. Jack Leach had Amla bowled before Duminy made 53 in 100 balls with four fours and three sixes.

Craig Overton dismissed Duminy, Vernon Philander (6) and Dale Steyn (0) to pick up figures of three for 59 before a 65-run stand between Robin Peterson and Morne Morkel helped South Africa end the day strongly.

Peterson made 33 not out while Morkel thumped 38 in 28 balls, enjoying his batting more than his bowling effort of the opening day, where he leaked 90 runs in 14 overs.

He was dismissed by Jamie Overton - caught by twin brother Craig - and Imran Tahir fell late on to George Dockrell for nought.

The opening Test against England begins at The Oval on 19th July.

© Cricket World 2012

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