South Africa v Northamptonshire: Hashim Amla stars as Proteas avoid defeat

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla hit seven boundaries and one six as he top scored for South Africa
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
Scorecard

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.

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