Rest of South Africa put Indians in to bat

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Benoni:The Rest of South Africa won the toss and decided to bat in the first match of India's tour of South Africa at Willowmoore Park.

It was agreed before the toss that both teams would be able to use 12 players, although only 11 would be on the field at any time.

This decision enabled the Indians to field an extra player to get match practice in the only fixture ahead of a five-match one-day international series against South Africa which starts at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg Sunday.

It meant, however, that the match would not have official List A limited overs status.


Rest of South Africa: Ashwell Prince (capt), Alviro Petersen, Morne van Wyk, Hashim Amla, Neil McKenzie, Jacques Rudolph, Albie Morkel, Johan van der Wath, Roger Telemachus, Dale Steyn, Thandi Tshabalala

India: Rahul Dravid (capt), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Mongia, Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Munaf Patel.

Umpires: Ian Howell, Brian Jerling. TV umpire: Karl Hurter. Match referee: Cyril Mitchley (all RSA).


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