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Coetzee hat-trick, Ngidi’s fiery spell extend South Africans’ domination

South Africans 347 (Elgar 109, Verreynne 80, Kuhnemann 4-78, Neil-Smith 3-69) and 9 for 0 (Elgar 6*, Erwee 2*) lead Cricket Australia XI 226 (Kellaway 105, Doran 78, Ngidi 3-26, Coetzee 3-36) by 130 runs

Two of the brightest younger stars on both aspect had productive days with South Africa fast Gerald Coetzee claiming a hat-trick and Cricket Australia XI batter Campbell Kellaway scoring a century within the four-day conflict at Allan Border Field.

The 22-year-old Coetzee has real pace and had Jordan Buckingham caught within the gully after which dismissed Chris Tremain and Liam Hatcher for geese.

In shattering Hatcher’s stumps he additionally ensured CA XI have been bowled out for 226 in reply to South Africa’s first innings of 347.

Unbeaten on 105 for the CA XI was former Australian Under-19s consultant Kellaway. The fashionable 20-year-old left-hander made his first-class debut for Victoria final month and got here to the crease at 4 for twenty-four with the CA XI below assault from Lungi Ngidi.
Jake Doran (78) and Kellaway added 143 for the fifth wicket and went after Coetzee initially in an outstanding counter-attacking partnership. Kellaway was robust throughout the bottom and showcased energy, contact and focus in his innings.

Ngidi took his early wickets in 5 fiery and quick overs. He dismissed three of the highest 4 Sheffield Shield run-scorers this season, with Tim Ward caught down the leg aspect by wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne with the primary ball of his opening spell earlier than he accounted for Sam Whiteman and captain Peter Handscomb.

South Africa earlier resumed at 335 for 7 however quickly misplaced Kagiso Rabada and Verreynne. Fast bowler Marco Jansen was then dismissed for a duck.

Middle-order batter Temba Bavuma didn’t function within the first innings as he’s nursing an elbow harm. Captain Dean Elgar, who top-scored with 109 on day one, stated after the shut of play on Friday he hoped Bavuma would get better and get some beneficial time within the center earlier than the primary Test towards Australia which begins on December 17 on the Gabba.

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