South Africans 335 for 7 (Elgar 109, Verreynne 76*, Kuhnemann 4-78) vs Cricket Australia XI
Left-hander Elgar in South Africa is South Africa’s best and most skilled batter. He reinforced those credentials at Allan Border Field.
Verreynne batted at No. 6 made an unbeaten counterattack, scoring 76 runs off 86 balls. His vicious pulls and cut shots were a highlight.
Although Sarel Ewee (25), Rassie Van der Dussen (27), and Khaya Zanda (18) all made starts, Verreyne showed the aggression that is vital to Australia’s pace attack.
Elgar was strong on his leg side and pulled off a spectacular swivel pull shot for four from Jordan Buckingham to prove his class. His driving on his off side was also top-notch.
He He went to tea on 99 unbeaten and raised his century with the first ball of the break, before Chris Tremain bowled him.
Verreynne (34), and Keshav Mahraj (34) then added 89 to make it better than a run for the sixth wicket.