Boje's magical run continues, SA 324/4

Published: Thursday, October 26, 2000, 3:50 [IST]
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Centurion: South Africa on Wednesday made mince meat of the Kiwi attack to post a colossal 324 for four in 50 overs. Architect of South Africa's colossal score was a record breaking 160-run second wicket partnership between Gary Kirsten and Nicky Boje, which laid the foundation for the final assault.Nicky Boje and Gary Kirsten who seem to be on a song flayed the Kiwi attack and made a subtle mockery of the ICC Knock Out tournament, which had quite recently crowned the Kiwis as Champions.

The Kiwis were nowhere close to the Champion tag that they have earned themselves. Boje's second century of this series confirmed the rising status of Boje in world cricket. Sent in as a pinch hitter ahead of Kallis, Boje seems to be making that slot his own and Kallis is now pushed down to the two down slot. Boje's 124 was complied of 114 deliveries with 13 fours and a six, while Kirsten narrowly missed his century by six runs. Kallis who came in at the fall of Kirsten's wicket then went on to play an uncharacteristic knock of 45 made of a mere 38 balls, which included two mighty hits over the fence. The Kiwis will have to play exceptionally well to pull off a victory over here.

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