Home > News >

Martin Guptill smashes unbeaten half-century against South Africa Invitation XI

Martin Guptill smashes unbeaten half-century against South Africa Invitation XI

Martin Guptill warned leading Kiwi batsmen that conditions would be different when New Zealand went into the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday © AFP

Paarl, South Africa: Dec 31, 2012

Opening batsman Martin Guptill hit an assured unbeaten half-century as the touring New Zealand cricketers completed their warm-up match against a South African Invitation XI at Boland Park on Sunday.

Guptill said the match had provided a chance for all New Zealand’s leading batsmen to spend time at the crease but he warned that conditions would be different when New Zealand went into the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Wednesday.

“It’s not ideal having such a low, slow wicket here leading into a Test match,” he said. “We know it’s going to be a bouncy wicket at Newlands.”

Guptill had to wait until after lunch before making 68 not out on the final day of the three-day, 12-a-side match against a team drawn from South Africa’s amateur provincial competition.

New Zealand’s bowlers could take only one wicket during the morning as the Invitation XI advanced from their overnight 274 for six to 359 for seven, a lead of 48 runs, before declaring at lunch. Teenager Keegan Petersen and Petrus Jeftha, who both play for the local Boland provincial team, made unbeaten half-centuries.

The tourists made 117 for two in their second innings before the match was called off as a draw. Dean Brownlie was given permission to bat, despite not being in the 12 players nominated for the match, following a tour-ending knee injury to Peter Fulton in the first innings. He was out for six.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

Photos

West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test at Gros Islet

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Sourav Ganguly: Hope India-Pakistan cricket starts soon

Cape Cobras (CC) vs Northern Knights (NK) CLT20 2014 Match 3: Cape Cobras’ likely XI

Cape Cobras (CC) vs Northern Knights (NK) CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Herbert Chang: The Jamaican of Chinese origin who wasted his life in South Africa

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) in CLT20 2014 – Highlights

Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes Kings XI Punjab Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes KKR vs CSK Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Northern Knights Pakistan West Indies

Asian Games 2014: Absence of India and Pakistan gives minor nations a good chance

Afghanistan to start ICC World Cup 2015 preparatory tour in Australia and New Zealand

CLT20 2014: We bowled pretty well says Hobart Hurricanes coach Damien Wright

CLT20 2014: BBL champions Perth Scorchers take on Ram Slam winners Dolphins

CLT20 2014: Sybrand Engelbretch to replace injured JP Duminy in Cape Cobras squad

Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014 Match 3: Northern Knights’ likely XI

Sourav Ganguly: Hope India-Pakistan cricket starts soon

Cape Cobras (CC) vs Northern Knights (NK) CLT20 2014 Match 3: Cape Cobras’ likely XI

Cape Cobras (CC) vs Northern Knights (NK) CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Herbert Chang: The Jamaican of Chinese origin who wasted his life in South Africa

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

636 Posts | 8 Fans

Video highlights: Ander Russell 58 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CLT20 2014

Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to reunite!

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus fail the first drop test

Are these 10 mistakes ruining your relationship?

Aagadu movie review: Mahesh Babu’s charisma and witty dialogues save the film!

CLT20 2014: We bowled pretty well says Hobart Hurricanes coach Damien Wright

Alibaba’s IPO priced at $68 per share, to raise $21.8 billion: Reuters

World Alzheimer’s day 2014: Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

CLT20 2014: BBL champions Perth Scorchers take on Ram Slam winners Dolphins

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here