Johannesburg: Dec 29, 2011
Alviro Petersen reminded the South African selectors of his talent on Wednesday with 115 runs for Highveld Lions in a SuperSport Series clash against neighbours Northern Titans.
Petersen may have lost his national team place to Titan Jacques Rudolph, who has underperformed in home series against Australia and Sri Lanka, but not an ability to punish bowlers with the Benoni knock including 15 fours and three sixes.
His 207-minute stand ended when caught behind by Heino Kuhn off the bowling of Rowan Richards, but fellow opener Stephen Cook kept the Willowmoore Park scoreboard operators busy with an undefeated 95 that included 11 fours.
By close of play on day two in the eastern Johannesburg suburb, Lions had reached 248-4 in reply to Titans' 354 in which skipper Martin van Jaarsveld and Faf du Plessis led the way with 80 runs each.
Skipper Colin Ingram made 140 -- 20 fours and one six off 296 balls -- as Eastern Cape Warriors compiled 320 in Paarl and defending champions Western Cape Cobras were 213-8 with Justin Ontong (68) and J.P. Duminy (62) the only batsmen to impress.
Skipper Morne van Wyk top scored with 79 as hosts Central Knights totalled 340 in Bloemfontein before Roy McLaren captured two wickets to leave Coastal Dolphins struggling at 42-2 when stumps were drawn. (AFP)