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Spinners strike for SA

19 November 2016 - 12:30 By Telford Vice

South Africa’s spinners took seven wickets as the visitors dismissed a Victoria XI for 258 in their pink-ball‚ day/night tour match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi led the charge with a haul of 4/72 from 12 overs.Keshav Maharaj‚ the left-arm orthodox spinner‚ took 1/40 from six overs and occasional off-spinner JP Duminy picked up 2/36 from 20 deliveries. All of which happened after Kagiso Rabada reduced the home side to 47/3 in the eighth over. Rabada finished with 3/37.The Victoria XI were dismissed in 45.2 of their 50 overs with Seb Gotch‚ Matthew Short and Evan Gulbis scoring half-centuries. Gulbis clipped his 53 off 28 balls. The match is South Africa’s last preparation before their first pink-ball‚ day/night test against Australia in Adelaide‚ which starts on Thursday.TMG Digital..

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