South seals series winning second test in Dubai

 . Last updated on March 20, 2017, 4:04 PM
South seals series winning second test in Dubai
Sam Northeast remained unbeaten with a century in the inning hauling South to a high score.

The South team nicked the North-South Series beating North at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The 47-run victory came up with Sam Northeast’s century remaining unbeaten at 118. With Liam Dawson, the player paired up for a partnership of 170. It was the match winning stretch as they hauled the score to 346 for 6. In the next inning, there was an intensive play from North players. Keaton Jennings, the captain was unbeaten with a century. The chase was strong with Ben Duckett hammering a half-century off 52 balls. With Liam Livingstone, the player partnered for 78 runs.

The start was headstrong, but Livingstone was removed by Toby Roland-Jones with the catch from Steven Finn. Duckett was dismissed at 64. After the attack, the South became more dominant taking down Tim Bresnan, who came out as the last bet for North. Bresnan scored 74 off 66 runs. The attack was head speared by Liam Dawson, who took 2 wickets giving out 46 runs.

The South was also under pressure for some time in the match. Jack Leaning removed Malan and Alsop at consecutive overs. Poysden delivered his economic overs to restrict South batsmen. Captain James Vince was also removed early, as the first wicket to fall for South. However, the middle order made it up for a strong ending.

Still the last match of the series remains, which is to be played in Abu Dhabi. The South team has already sealed the series, winning two matches, but will play again to whitewash North. There were several changes in the team since the first match. Lewis Gregory and Mason Crane were dropped being replaced by Tom Alsop and Tim Groenewald. The changes played well for South. There were new faces in the North team as well. The team included two new players as debutants Josh Poysden and Saqib Mahmood. They fill up for Mark Wood and Graeme White.


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