Proteas impress with dreaded pink ball

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October 24, 2016
Proteas impress with dreaded pink ball

RUNS: Quinton de Kock

SA cricket off to a good start in Oz.

The Proteas took a liking to the pink ball as they played their first game in whites under lights.

Faf du Plessis and his manne got their first taste of the day-night first-class cricket ahead of their Adelaide Test against Australia when they took on an invitational side at the ground over the weekend.

The Proteas scored 415 and 181/5 in their innings, with Quinton de Kock scoring an unbeaten 122 runs off 103 balls at seven, while JP Duminy (97), Hashim Amla (51 retired), Dean Elgar (43), Rilee Rossouw 77 retired) all got amongst the runs.

The bowling attack also impressed as they skittled the hosts out for 103.

The pace of Dale Steyn, Vernon
Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott and Morne Morkel all picked up a brace of wickets.

Interestingly, the South Africans opted to play local wicketkeeper Harry Nielsen behind the stumps instead of De Kock.

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