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De Kock, Duminy make merry in day-night warm-up game

De Kock, Duminy make merry in day-night warm-up game
Quinton de Kock scored 122 before retiring out.
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South Africa 415 (de Kock 122) v Cricket Australia XI
Tour game, Adelaide, day one

Led by a blistering century from Quinton de Kock and a calm 97 from JP Duminy, South Africa scored 415 runs before they were dismissed at stumps on day one of the tour game against Cricket Australia XI.

The game was a day-night affair to allow South Africa accustomed to the conditions for the third Test of the tour which will be played under lights. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.

After the early loss of Stephen Cook (5) and Rilee Rossouw (8), Dean Elgar (43) and Hashim Amla (51 retired out) added 82 runs for the third wicket in just 112 deliveries.

After reaching a breezy half-century, Amla decided to retire out while Elgar was dismissed by Brendan Doggett (1-51).

Arjun Nair (2-82) spoiled Faf du Plessis' (8) stay at the crease and soon he also removed Temba Bavuma (11) to reduce South Africa to 166 for six.

This is when the innings took a turn and was treated to an absolute spectactle from de Kock (122 retired out) and Duminy (97).

De Kock innings contained 16 boundaries and three sixes with a strike-rate of 118 while Duminy was calm and composed at the other end. He added 167 runs for the seventh wicket with Duminy.

After his 103-ball knock, de Kock retired out and Duminy fell in the 82nd over, three runs short of a deserving century. Vernon Philander (34) and Kagiso Rabada (16) were also dismissed at the stroke of the stumps as South Africa were bowled out for 415 in 89.5 overs.

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