Cricket: South Africa call Mpitsang

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FOLLOWING THEIR dramatic 55-run victory over West Indies in their one-day international on Wednesday, South Africa stuck to the tried and trusted yesterday when naming their squad to tour New Zealand in February and March.

The only departure from the status quo was the inclusion of the fast bowler Victor Mpitsang. The 18-year-old graduate of the United Cricket Board of South Africa's development programme will travel with the squad to "broaden his cricket experience and give him the benefit of touring with the national team", according to the UCB president, Ray White.

South Africa's win on Wednesday gave the home side a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series but opener Daryll Cullinan made the headlines, becoming only the second player in the history of limited overs internationals to be given out "handled the ball".

South Africa won toss

SOUTH AFRICA

D J Cullinan handled the ball 46

H H Gibbs c McLean b Hooper 29

L Klusener c Lara b Hooper 64

J H Kallis b Hooper 24

*W J Cronje c King b Ambrose 58

J N Rhodes c Murray b Arthurton 11

D M Benkenstein c Jacobs b Ambrose 10

M V Boucher c Jacobs b Hooper 5

A J Hall not out 9

P L Symcox run out (Jacobs) 5

Extras (8lb 3nb 2w) 13

Total (for 9, 50 overs) 274

Did not bat: S Elworthy.

Fall: 1-49, 2-119, 3-156, 4-183, 5-221, 6-251, 7-252, 8-261, 9-274.

Bowling: Ambrose 10-1-31-2; King 7-0-40-0 (1nb); Hooper 10-0-52-4 (1w); Arthurton 10-0-43-1 (2nb, 1w); McGarrell 5-0-41-0, McLean 8-0-59-0.

WEST INDIES

S Chanderpaul c Hall b Klusener 52

J R Murray run out (Klusener) 24

*B C Lara c Boucher b Cronje 32

C L Hooper c Boucher b Kallis 1

K L T Arthurton c Cronje b Kallis 13

K F Semple c Kallis b Cronje 22

R D Jacobs c Boucher b Cronje 0

N A M McLean c Boucher b Kallis 4

N C McGarrell c Rhodes b Elworthy 19

C E L Ambrose run out (Gibbs) 9

R D King not out 7

Extras (nb-10, w-11, lb-14, b-1) 36

Total (43.1 overs) 219

Bowling: Elworthy 7.1-1-45-1; Hall 7-0-38-0; Symcox 3-0-21-0; Klusener 6-0-31-1; Kallis 10-2-24-3; Cronje 10-1-45-3.

Fall: 1-88, 2-95, 3-101, 4-125, 5-164, 6-170, 7-177, 8-178, 9-194, 10- 219

Umpires: D Orchard, W Diedricks.

Man of the match: Cronje.

Result: SA win by 55 runs and lead series 2-1.

Tour squad, Digest, page 29

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