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South Africa amass 489 runs on day one of tour game

Dean Elgar scored a fine century for South Africa
Dean Elgar scored a fine century for South Africa
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South Africa 489 (Elgar 117) v South Australia XI
Tour game, Adelaide, day one

A powerful and blistering batting performance from South Africa saw them amass a massive 489-run total in their first innings before they were bowled out on day one of the tour game against South Australia XI in Adelaide.

On a day where most of the batsmen made it productive, Stephen Cook (0) and Hashim Amla (9) fell cheaply after South Africa opted to bat first.

Rilee Rossouw (22) failed to carry on as well leaving South Africa reeling at 46 for three. That's when Dean Elgar (117 retired out) and Faf du Plessis (102 retired out) turned things around with their 179-run stand which came in just 215 deliveries.

Between them, they shared 28 boundaries and six maximums. With the score past the 200-run mark, both batsmen decided to retire out to give others a chance.

Quinton de Kock (99) continued from where he left from the previous game and had the support of Temba Bavuma (43) and Vernon Philander (41 retired out).

De Kock's 94-ball knock, ended one-run short of a deserving century as South Africa managed to score 489 before they were dismissed in the penultimate delivery of the day.

With one-more day to go in the game, the Proteas bowlers will look to gather some momentum before they head into the first Test against Australia in Perth.

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