New Zealand A finish EPT with draw

The three-day match between New Zealand A and South Africa in the Emerging Players Tournament petered out to a tame draw.

Starting the day on 374 for three South Africa opted to continue batting on a friendly Endeavour Park pitch in Townsville, amassing 534 for eight with Richard Levi becoming the third centurion of the innings.

Reenza Hendricks took his overnight score from 184 through to 218 with the declaration coming on the stroke of Levi’s unbeaten 100.

Brent Arnel finished as New Zealand’s best bowler with three for 73 while Bruce Martin, who delivered 39.2 overs, took two for 145.

New Zealand lost Brad Wilson for a duck and captain Daniel Flynn for 22 in their second dig.  Dean Brownlie continued on with his fine from the first innings from to finish 42 not out.

New Zealand complete the three-day with two draws a loss.

Day 2 – New Zealand A v South Africa

South Africa responded to New Zealand A’s first innings total of 382 for seven with a quality second day batting display, with two players getting centuries as they put on 374 for three.

Opener Reeza Hendricks and middle order batsman Farhaan Behardien lead the reply on at Endeavour Park in Townsville with a 225 runs partnership for the third wicket.

Hendricks will resume tomorrow on 184 while Behardien was bowled out by New Zealand Seamer Brent Arnel for 116.

Arnel also picked up the wicket of Jon Smuts late on day one with the other wicket coming via a Luke Woodcock run-out.

Day 2 – New Zealand A v South Africa

Dean Brownlie struck a brilliant unbeaten century as New Zealand A hit their way to 382 for seven declared on day one of three-day match against South Africa in the Emerging Players Tournament.

Brownlie was is fine form at Endeavour Park in Townsville, smashing 24 boundaries and three sixes on his way to a magnificent 181.

Opener Rob Nicol got the team off to a solid start with 55 while Luke Woodcock made 46 down the order.

New ball bowler Ethan O'Reilly was South Africa’s best with three for 52.

The day finished with the removal of South African opener Jon Smuts who was dismissed by Brent Arnel.  The South African will resume tomorrow on 17 for one.

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