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Ludeman smashes ton as tour match ends in a draw

Ludeman smashes ton as tour match ends in a draw
Morne Morkel picked two wickets in the innings.
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South Africa 489 (Elgar 117) v
South Australia XI 435-8 (Ludeman 167)
Match Drawn
Tour Match, Adelaide, day two

Tim Ludeman’s 134-ball 167 boosted South Australia XI’s efforts on the second and final day of the two-match tour game against South Africa which ended in a draw after the visitors conceded 435 for eight in 80.2 overs.

Starting their innings on the second day, South Australia started with a 57-run opening stand and were 95 for two in 22.3 overs.

Following this, Sam Raphael (91) and Ludeman (167) shared a 105-run stand for the third wicket.

Raphael fell nine runs short of his century, hitting a total of 17 boundaries in his knock. There was no respite for the South African bowlers as Ludeman partnered with Jake Winter (63) to post a 159-run stand which came up in only 24 overs.

By the time he was dismissed in the 69th over, Ludeman had smashed 20 fours and eight sixes in his 134-ball knock.

Following Ludeman’s dismissal, South Africa managed to strike four times in quick succession to remove Alex Ross (18), Winter, Harry Nielsen (4) and Patrick Page (22) before the game eventually ended in a draw.

With three wickets to his name and an economy rate of 3.40 runs per over, Keshav Maharaj (3-59) was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa.

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