South Africa v Northamptonshire: Hashim Amla stars as Proteas avoid defeat
|Tour match, Wantage Road:|
|South Africa 275-7 (50 overs): Amla 59, Miller 51, Azharullah 2-58|
|Northamptonshire 262 (47.1 overs): Holden 55, Sole 54, Morris 3-36|
|South Africa won by 13 runs|
South Africa narrowly beat Northamptonshire by 13 runs in an entertaining match at Wantage Road.
The Proteas lost opener Quinton de Kock to a seven-ball duck before Hashim Amla (59) and David Miller (51) helped the visitors to 275-7 from 50 overs.
England batsman Ben Duckett was bowled by Chris Morris to leave Northants 1-1 but opener Max Holden hit a run-a-ball 55 to accelerate the innings.
Tom Sole's 54 pushed Northants close but Morris took 3-36 to ensure victory.
South Africa were without one-day captain AB de Villiers, who is still recovering from illness, but pace bowler Morne Morkel returned to the side and bowled accurately to finish with figures of 2-32.
The Proteas play the first of three one-day internationals against England on Wednesday, before the Champions Trophy begins on 1 June.