Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 | Last Update : 11:10 PM IST

195th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra1443409114960338084 Andhra Pradesh7192566588755981 Karnataka6406615157829286 Tamil Nadu6088555529389653 Uttar Pradesh4031013468595864 Delhi2827522506135401 West Bengal2603242287555017 Odisha222734190080912 Kerala204242131048772 Telangana1992761701091163 Bihar178882164537888 Assam169985139977655 Gujarat1332191132403417 Rajasthan1288591077181441 Haryana1237821059901307 Madhya Pradesh117588932382207 Punjab107096840253134 Chhatisgarh9856566860777 Jharkhand7770964515661 Jammu and Kashmir69832495571105 Uttarakhand4533233642555 Goa3107125071386 Puducherry2548919781494 Tripura2412717464262 Himachal Pradesh136799526152 Chandigarh112128677145 Manipur9791760263 Arunachal Pradesh8649623014 Nagaland5768469311 Meghalaya5158334343 Sikkim2707199431 Mizoram178612880
  Sports   Cricket  18 Dec 2019  England get in batting practice on opening day of South Africa tour

England get in batting practice on opening day of South Africa tour

REUTERS
Published : Dec 18, 2019, 10:12 am IST
Updated : Dec 18, 2019, 10:12 am IST

Root hit 72 off 86 balls before retiring to give others an opportunity.

Captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten half century as England’s tourists got in some batting practice and scored more than 300 runs on the opening day of their two-day warm-up match against a Cricket South Africa Invitation XI in Benoni on Tuesday. (Photo:AFP)
 Captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten half century as England’s tourists got in some batting practice and scored more than 300 runs on the opening day of their two-day warm-up match against a Cricket South Africa Invitation XI in Benoni on Tuesday. (Photo:AFP)

JOHANNESBURG: Captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten half century as England’s tourists got in some batting practice and scored more than 300 runs on the opening day of their two-day warm-up match against a Cricket South Africa Invitation XI in Benoni on Tuesday.

Root hit 72 off 86 balls before retiring to give others an opportunity, while Dominic Sibley (58) and Joe Denly (60) also scored unbeaten half centuries against an inexperienced home side.

 

At stumps at Willowmore Park, England were 309 for four after winning the toss and electing to bat.

The two-day game is followed by a longer three-day warm-up match against South Africa A at the same venue, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, which starts on Friday.

The first of four tests against South Africa begins on Boxing Day at Centurion near Pretoria.

Tags: england vs south africa, england cricket team, joe root
Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg