South Africa quicks rout CA XI before lights come on

South Africa 415 (De Kock 122, Duminy 97, Amla 51) and 5 for 181 (Rossouw 77) drew with Cricket Australia XI 103 (Short 57, Steyn 2-9, Philander 2-13)
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Rilee Rossouw scored a brisk 77 after CA XI were rolled over © Cricket Australia/Getty Images

South Africa’s bowlers flexed their muscles with the pink ball the day after the touring batsmen had done likewise to round out the warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI under lights at Adelaide Oval.

The local collective lasted a mere 30.4 overs meaning Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada were denied the chance to see how the pink ball would perform after dark.

However an even spread of wickets – the aforementioned quartet plus Kyle Abbott all claimed two wickets each – augured well for the South Africa bowlers ahead of the Test series against Australia, even if the CA XI provided modest opposition.

Only the CA XI captain Matthew Short was able to resist for any length of time, battling his way to 57 from 61 balls as wickets fell around him. No other member of the invitational side made it to double figures.

The swift collapse of the CA XI innings left the tourists with the remainder of the evening for a second innings, in which Rilee Rossouw made the most of his chance to post a swift 77 before retiring.

Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma and JP Duminy were all able to indulge in some gentle centre-wicket practice before the close. Arjun Nair, the young NSW spinner, was able to put in a second economical display while also deceiving Bavuma.

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